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MANZINI – South African legendary musicians Mgarimbe, T’zozo and Sparks Bantwana gave memorable performances at the xchange Lounge and Shisanyama during the Gumba Gumba on Thursday.

Fun lovers came in numbers to witness the SA Kwaito stars perform live in the country. It was a well executed pre-Christmas show boasting of over 400 fun lovers who came to enjoy themselves. The show started at 11am with locals holding down the decks. These included; Wild Card, Bisto, Soulsticks, Teesto, Vavi, Bunny, DJ Knoxman, Culolam, Ohtomn Sally, Yanda, Shinely Greenz, The Scientists, Hip Hop artist eMsteaniba, Zulu D, Sbu de Drum DJ and DJ Maphi. The MC for the event was Welz Wethu, she made it interesting with her eye-catching dance moves complemented by her energy.

Local DJs, Sbu de Drum, The Scientists, Culolam, DJ Knoxman, Yanda and Hip Hop artist eMsteaniba got revellers on their toes. They delivered solid and captivating sets which were loved by the patrons. Sbu de Drum DJ stole the show with an Amapiano infused set, which lasted for over an hour. He enjoyed himself as he played, dancing while behind the decks. His set came before Kalawa Jazzme T’zozo, who began by performing his song titled ‘Woze Durban’.


T’zozo was the first SA act to perform at 2.30am and fans were delighted to see him on stage dancing and screaming. On the decks he was assisted by SA musician Sparks Bantwana who also went on to assist ‘Sister Bethina’ hitmaker Mgarimbe during his performance. After his performance T’zozo shared that he was quite excited to be part of the show. He said, “It’s always nice to be here, people are welcoming and they love my songs. I didn’t expect to get this kind of love honestly, I wish to come back again and again. I will definitely come back and I would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,” said the Kalawa Jazzme artist. Mgarimbe was all smiles on stage giving the best out of Kwaito music before performing his song ‘Sister Bethina’ which got fun lovers going crazy during the show. T’zozo performed for 40 minutes while Mgarimbe performed for an hour.

He also gave this publication a comment after his performance and said: “I have been captured by the love that people showed me during my performance, especially when I was performing ‘Sister Bethina’. “This song came as freestyle when I was enjoying myself at a club in South Africa, they recorded it live while I was busy singing out of nowhere passing time. The love shown by emaSwati really humbles me, I feel like I am still home in KwaZulu-Natal while here because the love is completely the same.”


Sparks Bantwana was the last one to perform; he started off by delivering a Gospel infused set on the decks before coming close to the stage to sing for fun lovers. He was also a marvel to watch as he showcased his dance skills while performing. A more appealing highlight of his performance was seen when he performed an extended version of his record breaking song ‘Qolo lam’. This song played for over 15 minutes with fun lovers repeatedly asking for an encore. The show went on to end at 6am with DJ Snyperr on the decks and few fun lovers around.

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