MAFIKIZOLO began their comeback preparations with an admission by lead singer Nhlanhla Nciza that she was struggling to remember some of their old songs.
The multiple award-winning Afropop duo are set to release their first album in five years in September, and will stage their first gig in Ilford, London, on July 23.
Nciza tweeted to fans: “Taking a 10mins break at an MFK rehearsals! Tjo! It’s a mission trying to remember our old songs!"
A delighted fan tweeted back: “Don’t worry, we can remember them.”
Nciza and Theo Kgosinkwe, the other half of Mafikizolo, have been pursuing solo careers – the latter with more success.
On his way to rehearsals last week, Kgosinkwe tweeted: “Excited I'm going for the Mafikizolo rehearsals, it’s been almost five years since we worked together. Yes we back!”
He returned later to tell fans: “Yes Mafikizolo is back, we are still doing our solo projects though. Can't wait for our 1st performance. Mafikizolo sejaiva njalo!”
There were reports of bad blood between Nciza and Kgosinkwe after she announced she was taking a break to pursue a solo career. She signed up for her husband Thembinkosi Nciza’s record label, TS Records, which he co-owns with Metro FM’s DJ Sbu.
But the stars now appear to have put the past behind them after going back to Kalawa Jazmee – the record label that launched them into stardom and kept them there.
Following a meeting with Kalawa Jazmee boss and hit maker Oscar ‘Oskido’ Mdlongwa last week, Nciza tweeted: “Just held talks with Kalawa, happy to say we are getting there.”
One of their first confirmed shows is a performance in London on July 23.