Dj Maphorisa (Uhuru’s Producer) will be jetting into the country tomorrow for a show at the Skyluxx Lounge and Bar in Westlands.’Uhuru’ is a Swahili word for freedom. The four-man South African Music Group are best known for producing the hit single by Mafikizolo titled ‘Khona.
The group, consisting of Themba Sekowe (Maphorisa), Nqobile Mahlanu (Mapiano), Sihle Dlalisisa (DJ Clap) and Xelimpilo Simelane (Xeli), is signed to Kalawa Jazmee.
Prior to the forming of the group in 2012, Mapiano, Maphorisa and Xeli were friends who were into playing contemporary African jazz in Soshanguve where they originated from. The group was named ‘Uhuru’ after they met DJ Clap who was already an artiste signed to Kalawa Jazmee Records.
Maphorisa is the producer for the group while DJ Clap, Mapiano and Xeli are the DJ, pianist and vocalist respectively.
Uhuru came into the limelight in 2013 after the release of the chart-topping single titled ‘Y-tjukutja’. which went on to be dubbed as the song of the year for 2013 in South Africa. They produced and also featured in ‘Khona’, a song which topped many music charts and won several awards in South Africa and beyond including the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards.
Mi Casa have also been confirmed to perform tomorrow at the Alchemist Bar. Courtesy of Kenya Nights, MIS (Motion Image and Sound Limited) and the Alchemist. They will be performing some of their best songs and latest tracks from their new album. Tickets are going for Ksh. 2000 Advance and Ksh. 3000 at the gate and are almost sold out. Blinky Bill and Dj Kace will be holding the fort as MI CASA Rock you.
There will also be some special appearances and performances coming your way on the night. In conjunction with Uber, there will be a discount of 20% off on your 2 rides to and from the Mi Casa show! For new users, you get KES 1,000 worth of free rides with the code MICASA. Tribe Hotel is the official hospitality partner.
Watch some of their videos below:
Which of the two will you be attending? Tell us below.