Durban kwaito group a knockout

Edward Tsumele

Edward Tsumele

Everyone who went to the Rand Easter Show at Nasrec, Johannesburg, has possibly seen the kwaito group Mpintshi' Esgubhu do their thing on the main stage. They probably impressed quite a number of music fans, particularly those in tune with kwaito music.

They have the energy, experience, attitude and talent to show the music industry a thing or two.

Now, the group - Nhlanhla Dlamini (band leader), Eric Mncwabe, Sboniso Mngadi, Aubrey Mlangeni and Siphamandla Khambule - have released their new album, Knock-Knock, with Mosekedi Records. The label is owned by Yeoville businessman Keneddy Emeka and musician Candy "Nwa'ngwani" Mokoena, of Shaka Bundu Girls fame.

"This is a great opportunity. We never thought we would release our own material. We have worked with a number of big names in the music industry but we never had a chance to record our own music until we met Candy and Emeka, who helped us to put together this album," says Dlamini.

All the band members are from Durban.