Kwesta (Photo: Screengrab, YouTube)
Johannesburg - Twenty sixteen was made for Kwesta. We’ve been dancing across South Africa all year with his Ngud’ featuring Cassper Nyovest, and just when you thought he was done, he releases the new video for Mayibabo featuring new-swag OkMalumKoolkat, DJ Maphorisa and DJ Bucks.
With his hook, Tsela b’yala renwe bo (pour some booze so that we can drink), he is clearly celebrating the year already and I feel like I’m celebrating with him. His music has that beat that you just want to hear more of, but the Mayibabo music video is a little different from his other work.
He’s driving fast cars, and all these big Maybachs are very different from the kasi scenes of his earlier videos. There are lots of cool scenes from Joburg of parties that I would love to be at one day. But it’s all really luxurious compared to the stuff of the past, which I could relate to more.
Also, DJ Bucks is rapping and I’m used to him more as a dancer and performer, not a rapper.
The vibe that Kwesta creates shows that he is still one of the best performers out there, and this video took me back to the days when he used to perform. I miss those days.