Skomplazi on the move

HIGH ENERGY: Kwaito duo Skomplazi and dancers at the \mini Skirt festival at Vardos in Mapetla, Soweto. Pic. Vathiswa Ruselo. 13/12/2009. © Sowetan.
HIGH ENERGY: Kwaito duo Skomplazi and dancers at the \mini Skirt festival at Vardos in Mapetla, Soweto. Pic. Vathiswa Ruselo. 13/12/2009. © Sowetan.

WHEN I saw Skomplazi recently at this year's Miniskirt Festival at Vardos in Mapetla, Soweto, I was impressed by their act.

WHEN I saw Skomplazi recently at this year's Miniskirt Festival at Vardos in Mapetla, Soweto, I was impressed by their act.

Their dance moves were bewitching and energetic. The crowd responded positively and I thought the stage would break under the weight of their feet.

Skomplazi's Vukani Khoza and Zolani Kali might not yet be as famous as other kwaito acts, but their time will come.

Khoza said: "We used to dance for Zola and Mzambiya and we are respected in the industry."

Their new album, Zulu Love Letter, is a hit on dance floors nationwide. Originally named Superstar Pantsulas, they moved to Jozi in 2000 after making money in Durban nightclubs.

Khoza met Ghetto Ruff's Lance Stehr and they danced on stages in Hollywood, New York and London.

They recorded their first album, S'khaba Mabhodlela, in 2002, featuring Zola on the track ImaliImpandeYesono.

The title track was a hit and Zulu Love Letter looks set to follow suit.

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