5 collabs we never saw coming
The Parlatones, Khuli Chana (Credit: Instagram)
Johannesburg – Remember that time when Danny K and Mandoza released an album together? Talk about a crazy combination! Then again, that’s probably what made it work. You know what they say – opposites attract!
They weren’t the only unexpected musical collaborations we’ve seen though. Check out some of the oddest pairings that just worked.
Danny K and Mandoza
Back in 2005, RnB legend Danny K decided it would be a good idea to hook up with kwaito star Mandoza. Aaaah, what a love-hate relationship we had with this pair. "Damn, I wish it was a Friday (Friday, Friday), Every day of the week!" Say what you want, but you were definitely singing along to that.
AKA and Diamond Platnumz
When AKA first paired up with Bongo Flava star, Diamond Platnumz, we didn’t know what to expect. But Super Mega showed us we had nothing to worry about when the duo released reggae-style hit, Make Me Sing, that was single-handedly better than Snoop Lion’s entire reggae moment. (P.S. Stick to rap, Snoop.)
The Parlatones and Khuli Chana
Seems like there’s no force more powerful than a little Chana Power. Khuli proved this when he surprised us all by jumping on a track with one of SA’s biggest rock outfits, The Parlatones. Sleepwalker got both rap, and rock fans, bobbing their heads to the beat.
Freshlyground and Shakira
The 2010 Soccer World Cup gave Freshlyground the opportunity to shine on an international platform when they got to join world renowned singer, Shakira, on Waka Waka, the official world cup song that got us all jiving along.
Jack Parow and Riky Rick
Afrikaans rapper Jack Parow got us humming to his catchy single, Never Gonna Grow Up, last year. The first shocker came when we discovered that the entire song was written in English. Then Parow completely flipped the script and got rapper Riky Rick to feature on the single as well.
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