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2008-09-05 09:30
Kwaito is dead, says Arthur
The self-proclaimed King of Kwaito, Arthur Mafokate, says the music style he pioneered doesn’t sell anymore. According to the Sowetan, the singer claims that he is now going to focus on making house music instead. "I am out of kwaito until we figure out how to make it better. I feel things are changing. There is high demand for house music and I’m going along with the market," the 999 Music boss said. Mafokate, who is credited with being amongst the founders of kwaito – along with Oskido, DJ Christos and M’du – is determined to show that he is a businessman first and a singer second. His new album Arthur vs DJ Mbuso is a collaboration with the house music producer. "I predicted in 1998 that kwaito was going to struggle and people didn’t believe me. Now it’s happening," he added. Has Arthur sound the kwaito death knell a bit prematurely? Kwaito acts like Kabelo, Brickz and L’Vovo still sell well. It would appear that profit-making appeals more to Arthur than creativity.

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