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Mdu Masilela back in studio to ‘save kwaito’

Mdu Masilela back in studio to 'save kwaito'

Not only has he resurfaced into the spotlight as ‘Uncle Bae,’ but Mdu Masilela is also on a mission to revive & save kwaito music and to prove to its detractors that it is far from dead.

Speaking to DRUM recently, the music icon revealed that he heeded the calls of his fans to return to the music industry because he wanted to save kwaito.

“My fans demanded that I come back and save Kwaito and I am back,” he told the local publication.

Despite his desperate desire to give new strength to kwaito music, Mdu explained that the genre will never die.

“Kwaito is not dead, as long as the townships still exist, Kwaito will always be there.”

While he won’t be dropping an album anytime soon, Mdu promised that he would be releasing singles with SA’s big names such as Cassper Nyovest, Emtee and other artists who are willing to work with him.

During an interview with The Times earlier this month, Mdu revealed that he had missed the thrill and excitement of being on stage.

“I miss performing. When I do it, I don’t sweat, it comes naturally. I was trying to run away from it, but it’s my calling, my purpose.”

Mdu was a pioneer of kwaito music during the 1990s, along with Mandoza, Boom Shaka, Trompies, Brown Dash and Spikiri, to name a few.

Source: Times Live

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