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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.

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.




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The 10 Best HHP Songs Ranked

On the second anniversary of HHP's passing, we rank 10 of the South African hip-hop legend's best songs.

Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known by his alias HHP, was a pivotal part of South African hip-hop. Renowned for trailblazing the motswako sub-genre in the early 2000s, the rapper sadly passed away on October 24th, 2018 after a long and much publicised bout with depression.

During his active years, which span two decades (from 1997 to 2018), he was instrumental in breaking barriers and bridging the gap between kwaito and hip-hop in SA, from the late 90s to early 2000s.

He became a household name in the 2000s as he spearheaded the motswako movement, propelling it to the mainstream and solidifying his legendary status in the process.

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