Happy Birthday: Musician Speedy of Bongo Maffin Fame Turns 42

Happy Birthday: Musician Speedy of Bongo Maffin Fame Turns 42

- Speedy of Bongo Maffin fame is celebrating his 42nd birthday on Thursday, 28 January

- Speedy's parents named him Harold Rangakane Matlhaku when he was born in 1979

- Speedy revived his music career back in 2010 when he was featured on Professor's smash hit titled Lento

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Speedy is turning 42 on Thursday, 28 January. The singer is popular in Mzansi for being a member of Bongo Maffin. The star's real name is Harold Rangakane Matlhaku.

The musician has worked with so many Mzansi artists since Bongo Maffin dropped their debut album back in the late 1990s. Speedy has shared the stage with many Mzansi musos and has collaborated with the likes of legendary Kwaito musician Professor, among others.

Professor and Speedy set Mzansi on fire when they dropped Lento in 2010. The track was on high rotation on radio and TV stations across Mzansi. The stars also dropped another song called Baphi a few years later which also did exceptionally well. Speedy recently dropped Come Duze featuring his favourite collaborator Professor towards the end of 2020.

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The musician also made headlines in 2016 when US R&B singer Sisqo gifted Speedy with a custom-made diamond-encrusted platinum chain.

Happy Birthday: Musician Speedy of Bongo Maffin Fame Turns 42

Musician Speedy of Bongo Maffin fame is turning 42. Image: @speedythegift
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In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that AKA is turning 33 years old on Thursday, 28 January. Supa Mega is one of the most successful Mzansi rappers. He has won countless accolades, shared the stage and collaborated with the best in the world and he's still determined to succeed despite all the wins in his life.

Kiernan Jarryd Forbes was born in Cape Town, Western Cape but now lives in Johannesburg where he has been able to grow as a rapper, businessman and creative. Mega started out as a producer for other artists but became very popular and gained significance when he decided to jump in the booth and record his own music.

Briefly.co.za also reported that AKA decided to treat himself to a birthday gift. Supa Mega posted a series of photos showing that he'd chosen a stationery set by luxury brand MontBlanc. The gift set AKA chose was a pen and notebook with a Walt Disney theme.

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MontBlanc's writing instruments and watches are particularly pricey, and some fans became keyboard detectives to find out how much the rapper had spent on the set. One fan tweeted at AKA that he would now be signing deals with a R15 000 pen. AKA tweeted back at the online user that the set he had purchased had actually cost him a whopping R62 000.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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