By: Natasha Archary
The “King DON Father” behind the South African bass line, Mandla Spikiri joined Midday Joy with Unathi, talking about all the songs he has been instrumental in producing for himself, his group Trompies and for the countless other artists he has worked with over the years.
Mandla Daniel Mofokeng, better known as Spikiri, is a legendary Kwaito singer, musician and producer who gave South Africans hit after hit since the fall of apartheid.
If you heard “Asina ke Spikiri!” before or after a track you knew it was going to be a hit because of Mandla Spikiri’s signature touch on the song.
Basically, he is to the SA music scene what DJ Khalid is to the US’s with his pay-off line, “another one, DJ Khalid!”
Speaking to Unathi, the legend said, “I love all my children!” when asked about which of his songs over the years is his favourite and best collaboration.
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Starting out as a backing dancer in 1985, under the tutelage of South African musician Sello “Chicco” Twala. The iconic Kwaito genius that is “Spiki-wiki-wiki” hinted that new music is on the cards and he assured Unathi that Midday Joy-ers will be the first to know when he’s ready.