Mafikizolo is a South African singing duo consisting of singer/songwriter/composer Theo Kgosinkwe and lead singer and composer Nhlanhla Nciza. Mafikizolo is one of South Africa’s favourite pop groups and having the ability to effortlessly combine Afro-pop, Kwela and Marabi. Their sound has been influenced by Kwaito and have been credited with a genre called Kwela. Their music focuses on important social issues such and women and children abuse, poverty and education.
Their seventh album, ‘Six Mabona’ was released after the death of one their band members and took time out to refocus their energy and creative talent. This album includes overtones of blues and swing and also validates why they have such a good fan base. Nciza said: “Six Mabone is a kind of album that when you put into your sound system, you will never want to take it out for a long time.”Kgosinkwe said: “Mafikizolo does not make albums for December but we make music that will last for a life time. Six Mabone is a must get album if you love and support South African music.” This album shows their musical growth and their status of being one of South Africa’s most sing sensational groups.
The signing duo is also involved in community work and youth development such as visiting HIV/AIDS Care Centres and Youth Centres through the Youth Development of Troika National Youth Commission, South African Youth Council and Umsobovo Youth Fund. In 2015, the duo launched their six city Reunited tour South African tour at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg. Mafikizolo felt that it was a perfect time to give back to fans by partnering with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and having 10% of all door taking donated to the foundation.
Mafikizolo will be performing at the 17th Cape Town International Jazz Festival featuring the ‘Village Pope’, Tsepo Tshola.
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