January '17

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

This month we bring you classic grooves by the likes of OZIAS and RUSH, as well as Congolese star JOHNNY BOKELO ISENGE and plenty more.

To purchase still-sealed copies of these and other albums, email djokapi[at]gmail.com!

V-MASH - Naughty Boy (1989)

Gallo GRC, BL687   
Producers: Alec 'Om' Khaoli & Colin Smith   
Engineer: Colin Smith       


"Vinolia Mashego who became known as V-Mash will always be remembered as the tigress of SABC televisions's youth programme, Jam Alley. But when "Om" Alec Khaoli met her he saw a music performer with massive potential" (Mojapelo 2008:108). With party tracks like the hit 'Suna Papa', 'Celebrate Tonite' and 'Don't Touch', Naughty Boy was the starlet's second album, after The Hunger (1988) and before Cheena in 1991. It features cameos from influential producer Tom Vuma (guitar) and Om's former Harari compadre Funky Masike (vocals).