It’s Friday, and as usual we get things underway with a banger of a mix, only this time it’s a bit sad as we bid farewell to Mandoza with a fitting tribute. The big man will be laid to rest today after passing away last weekend due to cancer. The funeral service will be held at the Grace Bible Church in Pimville Soweto. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Getting on with the business of the day, in “What Now” the Sowetan was leading with a story of the late Solomon Mahlangu’s family demanding R3 million after there were changes made to his tombstone. On the front page of The Times there’s a picture of mama Winnie Mandela with Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand, and they will be coming together to establish a youth employment initiative.
Joining us in studio today is Ma-E of Teargas fame. He has a concert today at the Walter Sisulu Square in Soweto – his first since releasing his album “Township Counsellor”. Firstly, he tells us about how Teargas came to be, after having met K.O on campus in the Vaal. At that time, they were just young men in the heart of ciphers, and they put some money together until they recorded “Chance” in 2006.
Our second set of guests in studio this morning are none other than living legends Mafikizolo. If you don’t know who these guys are, you are weak. And it means you’re too young for songs like Ngihambanawe, Sibongile, Gug’othandayo, etc. Maybe you might know the more recent ones like Kona, Happiness, and Fak’imali. The good news for you is that they are cooking up something new and they are promising the same African sound that we’ve come to know and love from them. If you want to see them this weekend, they are everywhere. They are in Polokwane and Mogale City among others. They will also be flying to Uganda to perform there. We know they’ll represent us with the utmost distinction.
So that’s our show for this week. We shall be with you again bright and early on Monday.