October '17

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STEVE KEKANA - Ngiyadlisa (1986)

Gallo/GRC, STEVL1009   
Producers: Steve Kekana, Charlie Rakgwale, Eddie Mathiba
Engineer: Sam Wingate


Another release from one of Mzansi's most prolific and finest voices, at a time when he had already enjoyed substantial crossover and international success. "This album was made especially to wipe out tears from my fans who have been waiting anxiously and already thinking that I will never make another Zulu album."

File under Mbaqanga - it's filled with driving basslines and Soul Brothers-inspired keyboard riffs courtesy of Eddie Mathiba. Other musos on board were Charlie Ragwale (Lyn drum programming), Baks Radebe (guitar), Professor Mhlanga and Jantshi Mayo (bass), most of them regulars in Bra Steve's backing band, The Pages.