Maskandi duo Shwi no Mtekhala returns to the music scene with a new body of work titled “Wangikhulisa uMama” album, which you can stream here on UbeToo, South Africa’s premier music hub.
Prior to dropping the project, the two pals had shared the cover art on Instagram and given the date when fans should expect the project.
Well, they did keep to their promise. The project is here. And from the sound of it, the wait wasn’t a waste. The compilation bears 13 tracks in all, beginning with “Kholona” and ending with “Impi.”
Interesting for all 13 tracks, the duo worked alone. Yeah, not one artiste else was co-opted on the project. That’s quite interesting for a project of this length.
Anyway, it is clear that the duo did well on their own, creating a splendid musical feast that will provoke hunger for more beyond the orbit of maskandi.
With this project, although Shwi no Mtekhala are not the most prolific out there, they have made it clear that they can be relied on when it comes to creating something exciting and memorable
“Wangikhulisa uMama” album is one project you can add to your playlist this season without fear of being overtaken by boredom. Let the music begin.
On Wangikhulisa uMama, the veteran maskandi duo Shwi no Mtekhala remain repositories of everyday stories. Before waxing poetic about love and materialism (“Alukho”), moaning about heartbreak (“Ex Yami”) and reminiscing on friendship and social festivities (“Sdakwa Sonke”), they reflect on COVID-19, how the virus changed life as we knew it and is now engraved in the history of mankind. On the album’s title track, the duo pay homage to mothers’ love and nurturing in a moving second-person narrative.