SOUTH African Afro-pop super group Mafikizolo are in the studio recording their first album in six years.
Mafikizolo’s producer, Oskido, posted two pictures of the duo hard at work in the Kalawa Jazmee studio on Wednesday.
Nhlanhla Nciza and Theo Kgosinkwe reportedly had a falling out after she left the group to record solo at her husband’s record label, TS Records.
Kgosinkwe also went on to have a successful solo career, winning several awards.
Mafikizolo came together as a threesome in 1996 after signing up with Kalawa, but the third member Tebza was killed in a road rage incident.
By the time he died, Mafikizolo had recorded their self-titled debut album Mafikizolo, followed by Revolution, Gatecrashers, Sibongile (2002) and Kwela (2003).
Nhlanhla and Theo, now at the peak of their trade, went on to record Van Toeka Af in 2004 and released their last studio album, Six Mabone, in 2006.
Nhlanhla, who is married to TS Records head honcho Thembinkosi Nciza, said: “We are truly excited about the new album. Being away from Mafikizolo forced me to do quite a lot of song writing whereas previously I just sat back and Theo did it all.
“So I’m bringing something new to the table and the ideas are flowing between us.”
Oskido, who signed Mafikizolo, will be the main producer on the album along with Maphorisa. The album is due for release in November.