Nhlanhla - Inguquko

2007-10-01 12:55

We took Nhlanhla’s new album to the streets. This is what people thought of it. Watch the video:
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Seven albums later and after her group, Mafikizolo, had set a trend for other Mzansi Afro-pop groups, Nhlanhla, decided to go solo. Unlike Speedy, former Bongo Maffin member, who left a working formula to embark on a disastrous solo career, Nhlanhla’s first solo offering will not receive one of those ‘what-were-you-thinking?’ responses.

Without moving away too much from Mafikizolo’s style, Inguquko shows signs of maturity and growth. While an inspirational song about poverty “Phela Inhlopheko”, and “Indoda Ayikhali” both have that mellow adult contemporary appeal, the album still boasts up-beat, party-tunes like “Ungowami” and “Ulibambe”. In “Angifuni Lutho Ngawe” and “Ithuba Lakho” Nhalnhla collaborates with Stimela’s Nana Coyete, whose distinctive voice adds some zest to this fabulous album. If you were blown away by melodies in the Kwela album you’ll definitely enjoy “Mahlalela” and “Uthando Lwakho”. It’s consistently classy, sassy and stylish: pretty much everything we can expect from Nhlanhla.

-Tiisetso Tlelima

Staying true to the 1950s marabi and kwela music style, Sophiatown’s fashionable garments, elegant handbags and those oversized shades – this sista is vintage to the core!

Tso 2007/10/01 9:14 AM
Ayoba this one hot sista..........she's got a bright solo future.
thatano 2007/10/01 10:20 AM
mafikizolo=inguquko lovely album, the voice sound the same not much changes, besides keep the good work girl.
Sindiswa 2008/11/13 3:26 PM
Nhlanhla-Inguquko Proudly S.A. I mean y wudn't we support musicians like the Princess herself Nhlanhla. She does phenomenal tracks this woman. Big ups woman.....you are trully an inspiration to some of us.
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