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New Mandoza Single To Drop On The Late Kwaito Star’s 40th Birthday

The song will be produced by Mandoza's longtime producer Gabi Le Roux.

A new single by South African kwaito star Mandoza, who died in 2016, will be released on January 17, his 40th birthday, Sowetan LIVE reports.


The song, which will be called "Back For More," is produced by Gabi Le Roux, who produced many of MDZ's hits including the mega hit "Nkalakatha."

Le Roux told Sowetan LIVE, "We're doing this to celebrate him and also to keep his rich legacy alive."

Vaughn Eaton, the late artist's manager, also confirmed that a Mandoza clothing range will be launched in partnership with the South African label Magents Clothing.

"In launching his clothing line, Mandoza Estate has also partnered with retail stores across the country for the manufacturing and distribution of the apparel. The iTsotsi Yase Kasi T-shirts are a sample of what is to come as we develop the full clothing range for release later on," said Le Roux.

The late kwaito star's widow, Mpho Tshabalala, told Sowetan LIVE that there were more songs by Mandoza that should be released in future, adding, "Last year, I could not do more to push his legacy because it was still fresh."

"We used his birthday to launch the two because we want the legacy to have a meaning," she said.

Revisit our list of Mandoza's 10 best songs, here.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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