South Africa's Iconic Group Bongo Maffin is Set to Release a New Album
It will be the group's first album in well over a decade.
Last year, the iconic South African kwaito group Bongo Maffin, reunited after several years. They then went on to release the single "Harare" much to the delight of their numerous fans. Of course, the single was just an appetizer for everything else still to come. Thandiswa "King Tha" Mazwai, one of the members of the diverse quartet, recently confirmed that Bongo Maffin will be releasing an album on November 29th—the group's first album in well over a decade.
Mazwai, Jah Seed, Stoan and Speedy all went on to pursue solo careers following their 2005 album New Construction. Mazwai has perhaps been the most prolific in terms of her solo career compared to the other three. However, the 90s kwaito group (whose songs are a characteristic mixture of Xhosa, Sotho, Tswana, Shona and English) is back and it looks like they'll be sticking around for a little longer this time around.
Taking to social media, Mazwai announced the news.
What a crazy ride! @RealBongoMaffin is dropping an album on 29 November U HEARD!!! https://t.co/xLWwGqreW7— Aaaah Zanomculo (@Aaaah Zanomculo) 1573792127.0
After giving fans massive hits including "Mari Ye Phepha", "Kura Uone", "Thath'isgubhu" and "Amadlozi", it's no surprise that everyone is waiting with baited breath for the group's new project. We know we certainly are. Here's how a number of fans have since responded to the news of the upcoming album.
@thandiswamazwai @RealBongoMaffin Shut the front door!!! loooooong overdue! Cant wait💃💃💃💃 https://t.co/zoc4USbpoE— Marcia Sibara (@Marcia Sibara) 1573802549.0
@thandiswamazwai @RealBongoMaffin Finally I have something to buy on #BlackFriday— Julian Koboekae (@Julian Koboekae) 1573795133.0
@thandiswamazwai @kh0motso @RealBongoMaffin https://t.co/MuqCBtol23— Redifentse (@Redifentse) 1573801182.0
@thandiswamazwai @RealBongoMaffin Bongo Maffin 🔥🔥🔥❤❤❤ about dzamn time!— Mamique_Mirazi (@Mamique_Mirazi) 1573795363.0