It’s a Fridaaaaayyyy and as usual we have a banger of a show coming up for you. Top mixes, top artists, and music all round. We have Kelly Khumalo’s sister, the oh-so-gorgeous Zandi at the show today.
We didn’t know that she can also sing. But I guess it runs in the family. The original Kwaito thug lady Mshoza is also in the building. She’s been hiding in the last few years and I, for one, am delighted she’s coming to the show today. Lulo Café is also going to be making an appearance this morning. So we’ll be lucky if the studio is not left in a heap of ash.
Before that though, the papers are having a field day after one Brian Molefe of Eskom cried live on national television yesterday, with the big issue of former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s State Capture Report still doing the rounds.
Apparently, according to Mr Molefe there’s a shebeen in Saxonwold that he frequents. A shebeen? In Saxonwold? Surely not!? It will be interesting to see where this one ends, if at all. Meanwhile some of us are still negotiating with the 355 page assignment we’ve been given by Madonsela.
Zandi has just released her own album. The tricky part for her is that she will find herself in that “Solange Syndrome”, like Beyonce’s sister, who has a famous sister who has done it all, and will most likely find it difficult to meet the expectations of the public when it comes to her success in the entertainment industry.
She will always be compared to Kelly Khumalo and not be her own person. The good thing is that she will not be fazed by the going-ons of the industry. Kelly has been through so much negative publicity over the years that Zandi has seen it all and probably knows how to deal with it. We’re wishing her success in her singing career and hope for the best.
Now for the big one, the queen of Kwaito is here. When the movement was fresh and hot in the country, Mshoza was the first South African lady to become a Kwaito artist. Remember “Kortes” and “Hlaba Lingene”? Those are some of the tunes that had us mad back in the day and represented most of us who grew up in the different townships. She has done very well for herself since then and she’s running four companies of her own.
She has been through everything that the media can throw at her and she’s survived it all. The controversial skin bleaching monkey is always hanging on her back and she has set the record straight here, saying “I did not bleach my skin because I don’t like being black. You don’t know what I went through and what I struggle with.” She’s one of the artists that will be on stage tomorrow in celebration of Kwaito music at Taliban in Ga-Rankuwa Pretoria, so go check it out if you can.
Third hour of the show sees us welcome Lulo Café on the show. This man’s been making us dance since 2009 with that hit “Pure Surprise”. Now that one was a jaaaammm and a half, reminding me of all the pool parties we had in first year. He hasn’t stopped ever since, and he’s got a new album coming out in two weeks. Look out for tracks “Dark Shadows” and “Let Me Do Me” there. The festive season is upon us, and this album will definitely be top of any DJ’s playlist.
That’s it then for our show this week. We’re back on Monday morning at 6:00, live on VUMA 103 in KZN and RISE FM in Mpumalanga.