SOUTH African Afro-pop group Mafikizolo are getting together for their first live shows and studio recording in two years.
The multiple award-winning group released a The Best Of album in 2009, but they have not recorded any new material in over FIVE years.
Lead singer Nhlanhla Nciza’s decision to record solo sparked panic among the group’s fans worldwide who feared the Mafikizolo’s disintegration.
The other half of the group, Theo Kgosinkwe, has also gone on to record two albums, including his award-winning debut effort, I Am.
Nciza took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce the wait for a Mafikizolo concert and album will soon be over.
“Hi guys, reminder: 2moro auditions for Mafikizolo backing vocalists, from 9AM at the Bassline in Newtown,” Nciza said.
In a reply to a fan who asked when the new album would be released, she tweeted: “Later this year.”
Mafikizolo’s record label Kalawa Jazmee say they are owed an album by the chart-busting group under their contract. All Mafikizolo’s four albums – Gate Crashers, Sibongile, Kwela, Van toeka af were released with Kalawa.
THEO KGOSINKWE: UKHONA
NHLANHLA NCIZA: MAHLALELA