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This Clip of DJ Sbu Interviewing Mzekezeke is A Serious Mindfuck

Okay, what exactly is happening here?

South African DJ, producer and entrepreneur DJ Sbu posted a clip of himself interviewing his alter ego Mzekezeke on his radio show on the internet radio station Massiv Metro.

As expected, many people are puzzled, as Mzekezeke and DJ Sbu are believed to be one person. DJ Sbu has, however, maintained he's not the asinine kwaito star.

Some people believe the clip is doctored, citing that Tyler Perry and Eddie Murphy who have played multiple characters in movies, and are demanding that DJ Sbu posts a clip of him welcoming Mzekezeke into studio. Others are questioning why the studio, which is usually crowded, has no people except Sbu and Mzakes in it.

This isn't the first time DJ Sbu has interviewed Mzekezeke. In his third album, 2006's Ama B.E.E, in a skit titled "TS FM (DJ Sbu Interviews Mzekezeke)," the two characters can be heard conversing in another staged interview. They were, just like in the clip, discussing the fact that people think DJ Sbu and Mzakes are the same person. But skits are usually acted out, and the conversation is disjointed.

Either way, the two got people talking, and Mzekezeke announced that he is releasing new music today.

Mzekezeke released his first album S'guqa Ngamadolo in 2003, and went on to be a smash kwaito success, releasing successive hits, including "Amakoporosh," "Akekh' uGogo," "Ama B.E.E," "Important People," and countless others.

Every now and then, the masked kwaito artist releases new singles, and this year, he's upon us again. DJ Sbu also released a new single last month, titled "Beautiful" and featuring Portia Monique.

Watch the clip of DJ Sbu interviewing Mzekezeke below.

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Scoop Makhathini's New Partnership For The Upcoming Season of 'Catching Waves'

The latest season of the lifestyle show Catching Waves promises to be the edgiest with Pearl Thusi, FLVME, 25K and more celebrity guests set to make appearances.

South African media personality, basketball enthusiast and hip-hop culture connoisseur Scoop Makhathini is, once again, winning in his own lane. The fashion-forward presenter recently announced that the latest season of his popular lifestyle show Catching Waves, backed by Hennessy x NBA, will bring basketball action to fans and aspiring ballers. South African celebrities will join Scoop Makhathini on the show, over the next few months, in an enthralling series of basketball challenges. The selected few are a diverse group of well-known personalities, with some returning from previous seasons, form a mix that is sure to make for good entertainment.

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