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TKZee’s journey to being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award

4 Jun 2019 MUSIC


By Zuko Komisa 

TKzee won a Lifetime achievement Award at 25th South African Music Awards in Sun City this past weekend.

Photos: Supplied(SAMAs)

Speaking to David is band member Zwai Bala says they are honoured and happy to see people saying they deserve the award.

20 Years Of Hallowen 

In 2018 TKZee celebraed 20 years since the release of TKZee’s Halloween album. Halloween includes the smash-hit singles “Dlala Mapansula, “Mambotjie” & “We Love This Place”. The story of TKZee has won many hearts in the South African music scene, over 2 decades of hit after hits.

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TKZee was put together by three high school friends in 1995, using the first letters of their names, they were Tokollo ‘Magesh’ Tshabalala, Kabelo ‘Bouga Luv’ Mabalane, and Zwai Bala.

Zwai Bala was today on the 30th of October 2018  #BreakfastWithDavid talking about the early days of TKZee.

Following the album’s release TKZee  took home 4 awards for Best Kwaito Album, Best Duo/Group, Best Single and Best Kwaito Single at the 5th SAMA Awards in 1999, Halloween

They had the honor of performing Shibobo at the opening ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup at Soccer City in Johannesburg. the trio has sold 750,000 CDs, cassettes and vinyls to date.

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TKZEE Member, Zwai Bala had a sat down with David O’Sullivan about the making of the album and what it has become since the release of this memorable South African classic.


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