Those who attended the 6th annual Maftown Heights festival got a very rare experience seeing TKZee live on stage as the trio have not performed together in just over three years and it is still unclear as to when next if ever the group will perform again.
TKZee are living legends in the South African music industry and have influenced generations through their music.
The group arrived on the Kwaito scene releasing singles “Take It Eezy” and then “Phalafala” which became a national anthem for the December holidays in 1996. “Shibobo” was yet another hit single released in 1998 featuring Benni McCarthy.
This was at the height of soccer fever during the France World Cup for which South Africa had qualified. The single was produced by Zwai Bala and went on to become SA’s fastest and biggest selling single ever, reaching over 280 000 units with an unprecedented 100 000 units sold in the 1st month.
When Halloween hit the streets later that year, the album sold over 300 000 copies. The group raked in awards at the South African Music Awards (SAMAs), in 1999; they took home an unprecedented five awards for Best Kwaito Single, Best Kwaito Album, Best Single, Best Video and Best Duo or Group. TKZee scooped a SAMA in 2001 for best Kwaito Single for “Izinjazam”. TKZee Family’s Guz 2001 was a runaway success reaching triple Platinum status.
With hit records under their belt that resonate with fans aged 18 through to age 40, the TKZee performance at Maftown Heights was a definite must see. Fame Africa TV Maftown Heights
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