Johannesburg, South Africa – Wednesday, 17 November 2021 – Mafikizolo continues 25 years in music celebration with Mamezala music video.
Arguably one of the bands with the longest run in the local music scene, Mafikizolo was formed in 1996. In the 25 years since then the trio turned duo, turned music legends have not only continually reinvented its image from the vintage inspired to a colourful embrace of African culture and print. In honor of the significance of the year, Mafikizolo released their new single, Mamezala, featuring Simmy,
Mamezala is the mid-tempo, afro-house, moody single which is a celebration of the mother in-laws, which counters the narrative of there just being sinister and unwelcoming mother in-laws. Directed by Dale Fortune, the Mamezala music video, celebrates culture and black love as it is set during a traditional wedding. Mafikizolo with Simmy are the surprise musical act for the wedding celebrations.
In the colorfully vibrant, romantic, and Black love anchor music video, celebrates the culture and actuality of getting married traditionally. Moreover, the music video features a cameo by El-World record label owner, Sun-El Musician, who produced the single. The overall feel of the music is a fun story of how two families come together, brought
together by love and honor of the other.
The Mamazela music video is available to view on YouTube.
Veteran superstar Afropop duo Mafikizolo is back doing what they do best. Well-known for their wedding favourites – songs such as Ndihamba Nawe and Masthokoze – the pair teams up with relative newcomers to the industry Simmy and producer Sun-El Musician on Mamezala.
Mamezala which means mother-in-law in Zulu is a mid-tempo track celebrating the formalisation of a union through a wedding, and urging the future mother-in-law to come outside, welcome the guests, and celebrate with ululations the incoming son/daughter-in-law.
Producer Sun-El Musician brings his laidback mid-tempo brand of dance-electronica to the song, while singer and songwriter Simmy’s breathy, understated vocals are a perfect addition to those of Mafikizolo’s lead singer Nhlanhla Nciza and Theo Kgosinkwe.
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