JOHANNESBURG – Multiple award-winning kwaito group Bongo Maffin are ready to come back with a bang after a long eight-year-break from the music industry.
The foursome could not help but hint on Twitter about their comeback.
Former member Speedy has also reunited with the group after being signed back into Kalawa Jazmee.
The quartet that includes Botswana national Stoan, South African Thandiswa Mazwai, Zimbabwean Jah Seed and another South African Speedy rose to fame in the 90s for their hit albums, The Concerto, Bongolution, IV and New Construction.
This kwaito group was among the booming cluster of Boom Shaka, Trompies and Alaska.
Stoan confirmed that the group is back in the studio and will make a formal announcement next week.
“Yes, we are busy currently recording in studio, strategising and reuniting as a team.
“Bongo Maffin as a group never broke up anyway. We have always waited to come back with something more solid.
“It will probably be within next week or so where we can make an announcement and talk about the new single,” he says.
Stoan says times have changed and they hope that Bongo Maffin remains the brand that produces great music.
Young Kalawa producers will have a hand in helping Bongo Maffin come back with a bang.
“At our age, we have grown but it does not mean we are irrelevant. At Kalawa we have a streamline of talent when it comes to producers who can offer a unique and distinct sound that defines our group.
“Producers such as Badman, Pex Africah, DJ Micks, Mono T and Heavy K as well as Uhuru will be helping us to construct our sound.”
DJ Maphorisa and member of new group Uhuru as well as producer at Kalawa who is becoming a relevant name in the industry earlier today tweeted and instagramed a picture of Bongo Maffin in the studio.
Another kwaito group currently in the studio preparing to make a come-back is Trompies.