Company: Standard Bank Jazz Festival & National Arts Festival
Their music unifies generations. Literally. uGogo, that aunt and uncle who love a good turn up and the church ones too, the young’uns – all of us have a Mafikizolo track we jam to. – Larry Khumalo, Huffington Post
Emerging 22 years ago as a kwaito act, Mafikizolo has cemented their status as one of the most iconic music groups in Africa. Three-time winners of the coveted SAMA Award for Group or Duo of the Year, they are known for their classic fusion of Afro-pop, kwaito, kwela and marabi.
Mafikizolo has for over two decades transcended cultural barriers and captivated audiences worldwide and, with nine studio albums under their belt, their ability to reinvent their sound and style continues to inspire the entertainment industry – and their legions of fans.
Mafikizolo is made up of singer-songwriters Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza, South African ‘music royalty’. Together with Tebogo Madingoane, who passed away in 2004, they released their self-titled debut album in 1997. They are multiple winners of South African Music Awards – winning 12 SAMAs in one night for their album ‘Reunited’ in 2013.