TWO former gospel artists, who converted to kwaito, want to meet kwaito pioneer Oscar Bonginkosi Mdlongwa.
Andy Mkhize (23) and Futhi Nxumalo (26) said their dream is to work with Mdlongwa who is fondly known by his stage name Oscar.
The duo said anything he (Mdlongwa) touches turns into gold.
“Our main aim is to revive kwaito music. Working with him will make our dreams come through. Many people think kwaito is dead. We are going to prove them wrong – it is still alive. Even when we were still singing gospel we used to use some of the version in some of our songs,” said Mkhize.
Recently they released two kwaito singles which has famous title track “Izintombi zishela amadoda” (loosely translated women are proposing men).
However, they are marketing their single through social media.
Apart from that, another gospel artist, Bongani Khumalo is assisting them to grow.
The two former Durban Worshipers Gospel Group members said they are capable of marketing themselves.
“Working with him will give us more exposure. In Durban we have big names such as DJ Tira, Mampitsha and others but we have a great respect for Oscar. He has helped many artists who are now brands in the music circle.
They have shared the stage with the likes of Professor, DJ Oargy, Cheez M, Biza, DJ Lavisto just to name but a few.
They came to Gauteng because they believe it is easy to venture in the music industry unlike other provinces.
Asked about their target market, Nxumalo said their music cater for all.
He said they are determined that people will enjoy their music.
“We are still knocking on many doors for opportunities. We are positive if we get the opportunity to meet with him, we are going to revive kwaito. We are also looking to get some gigs. We are doing all our best to push our brand,” he concluded.