Kalawa Jazmee


It all started with Don Laka, Bruce Sebitlo and Oskido Mdlongwa. A subsequent joint venture with Jazmee (Mandla Spikiri, Mahoota Sibika and M'jokes) gave birth to the brand: Kalawa Jazmee.

Few will deny that Kalawa made kwaito what it is today. Their first act was Boom Shaka, who in 1993 had a massive hit with 'It’s About Time'. All their early releases – Thebe’s 'Tempy Life' and 'Tempy Pusher', B.O.P’s 'King of Kwaito uya Gawula' and 'Traffic Cop', and Trompies’ 'Sigiya Nge Ngoma' and 'Madibuseng' – are now kwaito classics. All were produced by the stable’s producers, some of whom are also board members at Kalawa, including Bruce Sebitlo and Mandla Mofokeng.

From humble beginnings, Kalawa Jazmee have always found talent with a unique sound and nurtured it. The list of artists who owe their success to the Kalawa family is endless. With the Kalawa crew, creativity is key. They believe in going out and getting inspiration for new songs. Thus Kalawa has led today's craze now known as Durban kwaito, embodied by artists such as Tira and Sox.


ZAJohannesburg, South Africa
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Kalawa Jazmee
Profile added by Jens Cording on 11 Jun 2014
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