‘Khona’ hit makers, Mafikizolo, are one of Africa’s most celebrated Afro-pop bands to yearn listening to and watching perform.
Made up of lead singer and composer Nhlanhla Sibongile Mafu Nciza and songwriter/composer/singer Theo Kgosinkwe, Mafikizolo, originally, had three members but colleague rapper Tebogo Benedict Madingoane died in 2004 in a gun attack.
Their song, ‘Khona’, has been on virtually everyone’s lips – even children – since it was released in 2013. One of the most played radio songs, it is the one song people look forward to hearing and dancing to at concerts, even if the original singers were not available to perform it live.
Mafikizolo’s style of music is influenced by a genre called Kwela.
It has been described as kwaito-cum-marabi house music.
Their music deals with pertinent social issues such as abuse against women and children, poverty, the importance of education and the dangers of casual sex.
People easily fall in love with their syncopated rhythmic drumbeat sound, which distinguishes them from all others.
With a group like Mafikizolo featuring at the forthcoming Hennessy Artistry concert, all you can do is let yourself go, grab a drink and dance your brains out!
The Hennessy artistry concert comes to Ghana on the 18th of October at the Accra International conference center and is brought to you by Hennessy, Starr 103.5 FM and Empire Entertainment.