FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Mdu Masilela And Mandla Spikiri

Let’s admit: We really love Fridays because we get to take a look back at celebs’ favorite (and funniest and most embarrassing) flashback photos. Today, we share our favourite celebrity photo from the olden days. We wonder if you recognise the celebrities on the photo below?


Yep, the two celebs on the pic are Kawaito stars Mdu Masilela and Mandla Spikiri. Check out their brief bio’s below….


Mandla Mofokeng, also known as Spikiri , is a kwaito musician, singer and producer. He was born in Meadowlands, Soweto. He started his career as a dancer in 1985, under the tutelage of South African musician Sello “Chicco” Twala. In the 1990s he was producing music for the likes of Chimora, Kamazu, Senyaka and Fatty Boom Boom better known as Tsekeleke. Mandla Mofokeng is a founder member of the seminal kwaito group Trompies, which has released a number of albums, some of which are regarded as classics of the genre.

He is also a founder member and co-director of the influential record label Kalawa Jazzmee, which has released many well-known kwaito artists, including Boom Shaka, Bongo Muffin, Alaska, B.O.P (Brothers of Peace), and Thebe. Currently he sits on the board of directors at Kalawa Jazmee Recording company and is also one of the masterminds in the DCC (Dangerous Combination Crew) the production team of the company.

Mdu Masilela

Kwaito legend Mdu Masilela (Born in Zola South in 1970), M’du began his musical aspirations practising on his grandmother’s piano. On completion of his matric studies he began performing with artists such as Pat Shange, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Sello ‘Chicco’ Twala. M’du and his long time pal and collaborator, Mandla ‘Spikiri’ Mofokeng formed MM Deluxe in 1988 to showcase their talents by mixing township folk music with international dance music. M’du had his debut album released in 1990 , titled ‘LA Beat’ , he will forever be known as the Godfather.

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