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TKZee heads to Lesotho

Nthatuoa Koeshe

SOUTH African kwaito group TKZee is set to perform at the third anniversary of Cuban Linx club at ‘Manthabiseng Convention Centre on 2 November 2019.

The group will perform alongside artistes such as Selimo Thabane, Megahertz and Juvy among others.

Cuban Linx has been the go-to place for party lovers since its inception three years ago and has hosted several memorable shows breathing life into Maseru’s nightlife.

The club has hosted events of various magnitudes and has also brought in several South African performers for shows like Black Affluence and Denim and Sneakers among others.

Cuban Linx is also increasingly popular for hosting the Thursday fantasy, a hit among men as it has models serving customers while dressed in lingerie.

A member of the Cuban Linx marketing team, Phoka Lithebe said they are excited to host an event of such a magnitude for the first time.

“People love nostalgic music and we are planning to evoke their memories with music by TKZee,” Phoka said.

He said the event was aimed at bringing a festival vibe through having more musicians as opposed to a line-up that is clogged with DJs.

Phoka said the past three years have been turbulent, educational, exciting and also fruitful.

“We feel we can and should do more,” he said.

TKZee is a South African kwaito music group formed by three school friends, Tokollo Tshabalala, Kabelo Mabalane, and Zwai Bala.

The group shot to prominence in late 1997 and early 1998 with their hit singles Palafala and Shibobo.

They released their debut album Take it easy in 1996 but the album suffered low sales.

In December 1997 the group released Palafala, sampling Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi. The song became a hit, with the CD single selling over 100 000 units.

The group’s next big release was in the run-up to the 1998 FIFA World Cup in collaboration with then Bafana Bafana and Ajax striker Benni McCarthy. The group produced Shibobo in June 1998.

Later in 1998, they released their first full album, Halloween, which became a huge hit with smash singles such as Dlala Mapantsula, Mambotjie and We Love This Place.

The album went platinum and earning them SAMA (South African Music Awards) awards for the Best Kwaito Album, Best Duo/Group, Best Single and Best Kwaito Single.

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