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Afaya is the brainchild of Milandru Mapengo. In a
family that would sing together we ot fond of choral
music and much more of indigenous music performed in
Cape Town during the varsity years made him discover a
potpourri of cultures, being introduced to mant
Africans from other African countries was an eye
Milandru joined the Rudimentals and started
performances in Cape Town and a Reggae Festival in
Pretoria, a feature on KYKnet. Working in studios in
the Cape, Milandru recorded songs with notable
musicians like Errol Dyers, Tim Parr.
Moving to Joburg and still writing songs led to
meetings with MXO and a live engineering gig for
Simphiwe Dana. In the early 2000s while working at a
studio in Yeoville, he met Aura Msimang who was
working on her third album called Afrikan Child and
she wanted to work with young producers of Afrikan
descent just like the album was called.
Milandru had the privilege of working on the bulk of
the album and rearranging some songs that were started
by other producers. It is a beautiful body of work and
will be out in the near future. It was at this point
in his journey that he knew he has realised his dream
to live his passion of making music.
Yugen Blakrok who was tapped by Kendrick Lamar to represent on the Black Panther soundtrack has come out with a new Hip Hop music video for Gorgon Madonna. #YugenBlakrok
Check out the video below
Back in Cape Town before the rise of this underground tree of hip hop we had GroundWorks and so went on Ben Sharpa and Snazz. I worked with Nicke in a the corporate environment then until we decided to quit and get into music full time.
Around the time, it was June and later I would be booted out of my place. From then on we soldiered doing odd jobs until I got into keyboards and Nicke followed on with cyphers. The rest is histort. RIP my friend Nicke!