|Stage Name:||Black Motion|
|Real Name||Robert Mahosana (DJ Murda), Thabo ‘Smol’ Mabogwane|
|Occupation||Singer, DJ, Percussionist|
|Date of Birth||Unknown|
|Place of Birth||Soshanguve, Tshwane South Africa|
BLACK MOTION’S BIOGRAPHY
The group Black Motion, who became very popular in 2010 is a prominent percussion-driven electronic dance duo. The group is made up of Robert Mahosana (DJ Murda), Thabo ‘Smol’ Mabogwane. They have upon their debut released a couple of topnotch songs featuring top South African artists. The group are known for their unique blend of traditional drums in their music performances.
FAMILY AND BEGINNING
Robert is originally from the heart of Potchefstroom but was raised in Soshanguve while Thabo is from Pretoria. The group members passion for music brought them together as a group. Although the group was formed in 2009, it was not until 2010 they gained prominence.
Black Motions musical break came after the release of their hit song Banane Mavoko (Clap Your Hands) which saw them team up with late Jah Rich which gained so much prominence. Although they had earlier had collaborations with the likes of DJ Mthi, the vocalist Bantu Soul, and DJ Oskido, but after their first collaborative effort with Jah Rich they became a household name. The group makes use of vocalist and keyboard players to support their DJ and percussionist act.
BLACK MOTION’S ALBUMS
Black Motion has released four studio albums since their debut into the industry.
- Talking To The Drums (2011)
- Aquarian Drums (2012)
- Ya Badimo (2016)
- Moya Wa Taola (2018)
BLACK MOTION’S SONGS
Black Motion have released more than 12 songs since their debut and also have four studio albums. Here are the best songs by Black Motion in no particular order.
- Joy Joy
- Omo Dudu
- I Rise
- It’s You
- Heartless Intentions
- Bhana Shilolo
- Linde Wena
- Electronic Maskandi
- Manane Mavoko
- Disco Matanga
- The Lazy Song
BLACK MOTION’S PERFORMANCE AND PRESENCE
Black Motion has performed in various countries in the World including America, United Kingdom, Botswana, Portugal, Namibia among others. They attended the popular Winter Music conference held in Maimi in 2012, they performed well which led to them returning again in 2013.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Black Motion since their debut have gotten various recognition and nominations for their songs. The group won two awards in the South African Music Awards event in 2017. They won awards for Best group of the year and Best Dance Album. The group have been highly recognized both in Africa and Internationally.
BLACK MOTION’S NET WORTH
Black Motion’s Net worth has not been fully calculated. This group have definitely done well for themselves, judging from the payments they get for show performances, album sales, Money made from their Youtube views, endorsement deals, Properties and investments owned by them. The group members are doing well for themselves financially and are one of the best dance groups in South Africa to reckon with.
BLACK MOTION’S SONGS DOWNLOAD, STREAM, BUY AND WATCH
Black Motion’s songs from their albums are available on all major platforms, like YouTube, Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music e.t.c.
Black Motion are one of the top dance group in South Africa who came to the music scene fully equipped. They have made that obvious with the hit songs they have been dishing out since their debut. They have also been able to perform with both local and international artists on different shows and are really putting their name out there. Their use of drums and pianos to blend their music has made their sounds one of the most sought after in SA.