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Ishmael Turns a Kiddies TV Show Theme Song Into a Potential Hit

The South African veteran returns with a new single.

South African veteran singer Ishmael's latest song "Ever Since Takalani" sees him turn the theme song for the 90s kiddies show Takalani Sesame into what could be one of the songs of the summer.


The artist croons that ever since he was a kid (a takalani), he has always wanted to be a pop star and a rock star, which he is. The kiddies sample loops over a trap instrumental.

A clip of the song's snippet went viral, and now the song is officially out on all your streaming platforms of choice.

Ishmael knows how to adapt with the times more than any other artist in the country. The man was part of one of the first South African hip-hop crews Prophets of the City in early 90s. He was part of the kwaito group Skeem in the 90s, and signed to 999 Music as a solo act in the early 2000s. The last we heard from Ish was when he was part of the hip-hop crew Jozi in the late 2000s. In 2018, he is back, and he's highly likely to win.

Listen to "Takalani" below and download it here.

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