It’s about time to listen to Boom Shaka!

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Legendary group slated for the next Waar was jy oldies series

GOSEGO MOTSUMI

THis past week iconic kwaito group, Boom Shaka now made up of Theo Nhlengethwa, Thembi Seete and Junior Sokhela took to social media to confirm their performance at the next Waar Was Jy oldies series. Slated for the 1st of March at the Stanbic Molapo Piazza, the ensemble revealed that it was about time they performed their classics as Batswana have been eagerly awaiting their return. The group was prompted to make a comeback to the music industry after receiving a warm reception from fans at the Channel O Awards in 2016 where they received their first ever special recognition award. 

“The Waarwasjy oldies series are meant to give entertainment to the 70s, 80s and 90s people. They are throw backs that give them the chance to mingle, reflect and enjoy music hits from icons that have produced quality music that stood the test of time. Boom Shaka was loved by the masses and will also be bringing another kwaito Legend Kabelo Bougaluv and our very own Thabo ‘Mapetla’ Ntirang who will both be performning alongside Boom Shaka,” organiser of Waarwasjy, Lecco Kenosi told Time Out

Kenosi went on to reveal that they have changed the venue for their show to the Piazza because the space accomodates more people where they will continue to uphold their track record of staging secure shows. “We have previously had successful shows featuring Trompies and Yvonne Chakachaka and we will continue to uphold that record. Just like the Yvonne Chakachaka show we will be donating part of the show’s proceeds to charity. Tickets are now available at Liquorama stores,” he added.  

The ‘Its About Time’ hitmakers, originally comprised of Lebo Mathosa, Theo Nhlengethwa, Thembi Seete and Junior Sokhela burst into the music scene in 1993. They released five albums and became one of the most successful bands of the mid 1990s, representing the youth of South Africa through their unhinged expression and their music became the soundtrack for many in the newly democratic South Africa.

Despite their success, the group broke up after one of their lead vocalists Lebo Mathosa pursued a solo career in 2000. She achieved acclaimed success which was cut short by a car accident that claimed her life in 2006 at the age of 29. Meanwhile Seete chose to unearth her other talents and made her first acting debut in Ramadan Suleman’s Fools in 1997. Since then she has appeared in the SABC drama series Yizo Yizo 2, Gaz’lamand, Zone 14 and Rhythm City among others.