Malaika nervy about Moretele but ready to thrill

Tshedi Mholo and Bongani Nchang are Malaika.
Tshedi Mholo and Bongani Nchang are Malaika.
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Afro-pop group Malaika is hit by nerves ahead of its biggest performance since their reunion late last year.

The group that separated for six years is set to perform at the annual Moretele Park Tribute  Concert  in Mamelodi, Pretoria east, on Saturday.

Malaika will share the stage with Caiphus Semenya, Simphiwe Dana, Zonke, Thandisiwa Mazwai, Sho Madjozi, Thomas Chauke, Micasa and Mango Groove among others.

The group that is  made up of Bongani Nchang and Matshediso Mholo last performed at Moretele Park five years ago before its nasty split. 

Nchang told Sowetanlive that he was actually worried about how people were going to receive them after being absent from the industry for such a long time.

“We have been away and we know the industry has changed. One gets worried because of the new sound dominating at the moment. But we have also [raised] our standard and we have a youthful and vibey band.”

Mholo who has promised music lovers a mindblowing  performance said she was looking forward to Saturday’s event.  “I have taken time to rest this week and dedicate time to the preparation of  Saturday’s performance. We want to give people what they have been waiting for. We want to show our fans that we have grown and matured as a group.”

Mholo added that she always looked forward to perform at Moretele Park because the venue offered a unique audience.

“People, who go to Moretele are true die-hard fans of music and fun lovers. The amazing atmosphere inspire you as the artist.”

Music fans can look forward to hits like Mhlawuphela Amandla, Indoda Yempandla,   2Bob, Destiny, and Thelledi among others.

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