Mapara A Jazz is one of the buzzing bands in South Africa right now. But the boy band, which is made up of the friends Lenny Sbechu and Man Malaya Wa Tshwenya, has not just appeared on the music scene in the country. As a matter of fact, they have been around since 2007.
Yes, that’s over a decade ago. But the Rainbow Nation seems to have slept on their creative spark. That was until they released the song “John Vuli Gate.” The song snapped the attention of the country near instantaneously and even spawned a dance challenge.
And, just like that, it appeared like Mapara A Jazz has arrived. Apparently the group has never doubted it would one day snap the attention of music lovers in the country. In fact, Lenny Sbechu and Man Malaya Wa Tshwenya had previously stated that they knew their time will come.
They therefore never gave up. But because it has been so long waiting for the success they desired, when “John Vuli Gate” blew up, they were like, wow!
The trajectory of Mapara A Jazz’s career is pretty interesting. Because they perform regularly at taverns and tents, they also call themselves MaBen10.
The group’s music leans somewhat toward amapiano, but as they would never stop telling those who care to listen, their piano is different and they are known for the original Pitori sound, bacardi music.
Well, whatever it is they are offering, fans appear seriously into them. On their “John Vuli Gate” hit, which featured Golano and Ntosh Gazi, Mapara A Jazz noted that they had a magical studio session with the features on the song. Not surprisingly, the result was a great hit with the listening public and on social media.
“John Vuli Gate” might be the group’s biggest hit at the moment, but it is not the only memorable song from them. They have treated fans to songs like “Corona,” “L.O.V.E” (in collaboration with Collano), as well as released a series of extended plays titled “Street Vibes”
They have also made a couple of feature appearances on the tracks of other artistes, including on DJ Obza’s “Mapipitlane.”
Having finally captured the attention of the listening public with the “John Vuli Gate” song, the group has expressed the optimism it is right on its way to greater success. Can you fault that?
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