- Kwaito legend Arthur Mafokate believes Kwaito music deserves more recognition in Mzansi
- The star took to social media to tell his fans and fam that Kwaito "is our heritage" and deserves a spot "in our heritage sites"
- The muso said the genre has done a lot for the country's young people in terms of creating employment opportunities
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Arthur Mafokate gave Mzansi hits after hits when Kwaito music still dominated the airwaves some 23 years ago.
The muso dropped hits such as Oyi Oyi, Vuvuzela, Sika Lekhekhe and, who can forget, Mnike? During that same period, there were also guys like Mdu who always made sure that Mzansi dance floors were full in the festive season.
Mdu released tracks such as Mazola and Tsiki Tsiki. Arthur and Mdu, just to name a few, also rocked stages with their dancers and backing singers.
Arthur had his Abashante crew while Mdu rolled around with Mashamplane. Kwaito was definitely the life of the party.
The Kwaito legend has taken to social media to tell his kids - AJ and Owami, who are also DJs - that back then artists and fans respected the stage.
The star believes that Kwaito deserves more recognition. The genre gave birth to Durban Kwaito then Gqom and now we have Amapiano.
Arthur said Kwaito "is our heritage" and deserves a spot "in our heritage sites".
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He shared a video of himself and his dancers performing his song Oyi Oyi on Instagram.
Arthur captioned the post:
"@AJlive and @OwamiMafokate 23 years ago, they respected the stage, outfits were on point, baggy clothes were the 'in thing'. Sad that this country can’t recognise what Kwaito has done for a lot of young people. Kwaito is our heritage and deserves a spot in our heritage sites."
Arthur's fans took to his comment section to praise him.
"And you are still my Number 1."
"Those were the days. I’m still your number one fan."
Briefly.co.za reported that Arthur took to social media to celebrate Owami passing her driving licence test. Arthur shared some wise words for his daughter in his post and wished her an enthusiastic congratulations.
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