May '17

Hola mpinji! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...

Coming up we'll be checking out albums by TERYLENE, THE RIBBONS, BIBBI, POOSH and more.

CASINO - Gambling (1987)

MFM/Teal/Gallo, FML1018
Producers: Bones Brettell, Bernie Millar & Godfrey Nzuza


Casino were another big-selling bubblegum act out of the MFM stable. Besides releasing albums like Gambing and Number T (1988), they were the backing band of the hugely popular Mr Chacklas and Zone 3. Produced by Godfrey Nzuza, who also fronted the group, and synth fiend Bones Brettell of Hotline.

Casino were:
Mtiti Masuku - keyboards
Bongani Nkwanyana - bass & vocals
Wake Mahlobo - drums & vocals
Godfrey Nzuza - vocals
Themba Mtshali - guitar
Sipho Nxumalo - vocals & drums
Sipho Dennis - vocals
Mdu Kheswa - keyboards
Gundani Ngcobo - Guitar

Despite having five singers, it's the trademark MFM synths that take centre stage on all six tracks - all examples of bubblegum at its very best, none more so than 'Kujiza Kumoja' and 'Jamming in the Sunshine'...

"We are jamming in the sunshine,
We gonna have a good time,
We gonna have some fun time!"