Malaika off for hot date in London

CALLING THEIR OWN TUNE: Malaika: Bongani Nchang, Tshedi Mholo and Jabu Ndaba - with their Best-Selling Album award at the
MTN Sama ceremony last weekend. Pic: Eddie Mtsweni. 16/04/05. © ST.
CALLING THEIR OWN TUNE: Malaika: Bongani Nchang, Tshedi Mholo and Jabu Ndaba - with their Best-Selling Album award at the MTN Sama ceremony last weekend. Pic: Eddie Mtsweni. 16/04/05. © ST.

Edward Tsumele

Edward Tsumele

Afro-pop group Malaika and one of South Africa's most successful club DJs, 5FM presenter DJ Fresh, are off to London today.

The entertainers have a date with their London fans at the Stratford Rex nightclub tomorrow and their once-off performance is sure to enthrall.

Malaika have been to London before, but this will be the first time they will perform there as a band.

Last year Bongani Nchang could not make it because he had to undergo an operation, leaving only Tshedi Mholo and Jabu Ndaba to improvise performances.

Malaika have been in the studio recording their latest album, which will be released just in time for the Easter holidays.

The group have two successful albums to date -Malaika,which has sold 370000 copies, and Vuthelani, which has sold 25000.

DJ Fresh is also a regular in London and his inclusion on the Stratford Rex playbill is expected to give an additional dimension to the performance.

London has many South African expatriate s. South African groups are well received by their homesick compatriots .

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