Another Kwaito Icon Dies Of COVID-19

Kwaito Icon Dies

Another Kwaito Icon Dies Of COVID-19

The reverberating effects of COVID-19 are continuously being felt across the music fraternity. Less than 48 hours ago, the country lost yet another Kwaito maestro, Musawenkosi “Nish” Molefe of the Kwaito rap group, Skwatta Kamp who succumbed to COVID-19.

Tributes have been pouring in commemoration of the late Kwaito star, “we are saddened of the passing of Musawenkosi “Nish” Molefe who was a member of the 2-time SAMA best album Rap Album Award-winning group Skwatta Kamp. We send our condolences to his family and friends at large. May his soul rest in peace. #RIPNish,” wrote the South African Music Awards (SAMA) on their Twitter page.

Skwatta Kamp is a South African seven-member hip-hop group, which was founded in 1996 and released their last album in 2009. the group’s name is derived from Squatter Camp a term for the shantytowns littered around South Africa’s open landscapes. The people who live in these informal settlements are seen as outcasts, a nuisance rife with crime and grime. The group consists of members, Infa, Nish, Shugasmakx, Flabba, Nemza, Slikour and Bozza of which some of whom have gone on to release their own solo projects.

The group has since released four albums and a single mixtape. Their debut album, Khut En Joyn, was released in 2002 and was followed up by Mkhukhu

Funkshen in 2003 which sold over 25 000 copies. It was followed by Washumkhukhu the following year and finally, five years later, Fair And Skwear was released. The group has won numerous awards for their work including two SAMA awards for best rap album and a channel O best hip-hop music video award. In March 2015, Nkululeko “Flabba”Habedi died after being stabbed by his girlfriend Sindisiwe Manqele, who is currently serving her sentence for murder.

Another Kwaito Icon Dies Of COVID-19


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