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Mahoota hits 50

b_290_200_16777215_00_images_vetkuk_mahoota.jpegDj Mahoota of Vetkuk vs Mahoota hits half a century today and not on a cricket pitch but in age.

The young looking Kwaito star turned DJ is planning to host a massive bash in celebrating this milestone and uzube ewisa indlu blind blind. Mahoota looks better than most 50 year olds zasekasi. Ipantsula selidala manje, just ten years short of pension age (60), but still going strong.

He attributes his good healthy looks to the time he spends at the gym breaking a sweat and living a positive life. Le grootman you have never heard amanyala ngayo since he broke out on the scene almost thirty years ago. He says he also drinks less booze kulamalanga, sho skhokho!

Le grootman ebuya eMeadowlands was part of the Kwaito group that had uMzansi wonke dancing to the music mzukwana. Trompies at one time had the whole Kwaito scene on choke with their numerous hits like, Madibuseng, Sweety Lavo and many others.

The group comprised of the funny Jairus who himself is over 50 years old, Eugene whom last was heard of was in charge of the presidential hotline and the King Don Father himself, Spikiri. The whereabouts of Jairus are not really known as he hasn’t had an album in a long time now. Lamajita brought the famous kasi dance, Pantsula to the fore and made a killing of it.

Trompies members decided to pursue sole careers after the success they enjoyed as a group in the late 90s. Mahoota ventured into house music which, at that time was starting to grow and making headways.  Eugene left the music industry altogether and did something different.

Spikiri is still making good old Kwaito jams and producing for other artists as well. He and Mahoota are part of management at Kalawa Jazzmee. Earlier this year Spikijo hosted a string of umjaivo celebrating his many years of survival in the music industry.

Perhaps one last album from Trompies would not be a bad idea; the fans would surely appreciate that.

By Siphiwo Nkonki 

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