Jan. 12, 2018 05:18AM EST
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.
<p style="">The song, which will be called "Back For More," is produced by <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/kwaito-producers-best-south-africa/" target="_blank">Gabi Le Roux</a></strong>, who produced many of MDZ's hits including the mega hit "Nkalakatha." </p><p style="">Le Roux told <em>Sowetan LIVE,</em> "We're doing this to celebrate him and also to keep his rich legacy alive." </p><p style="">Vaughn Eaton, the late artist's manager, also confirmed that a Mandoza clothing range will be launched in partnership with the South African label <strong>Magents Clothing</strong>.</p><div class="rm-embed embed-media"><iframe allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RqkVq3u4_fY" width="560"></iframe></div><p style="">"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.<br></p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p style="">The late kwaito star's widow, <strong>Mpho Tshabalala</strong>, told <em>Sowetan LIVE</em> 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." </p><p style="">"We used his birthday to launch the two because we want the legacy to have a meaning," she said. </p><p style="">Revisit our list of Mandoza's 10 best songs, <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/mandoza-songs-south-african-kwaito-star-in-remembrance/" target="_blank">here</a>. </p>
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