Kwaito lyrics can be very vulgar and some of the songs are very disparaging to women and objectify women sexually. Kwaito has evolved its own street style. I n a country where close to half the population is under the age of 21, youth culture has taken a firm hold and Kwaito music – the new sound of the township – has helped shape a spirit of optimism and self-confidence. Remember your video choices. It didn’t tell people about good things or bad things.

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When people think of Johannesburg – their first thought is probably the terribly high levels of crime and violence. My daughter teaches them to me and I do them on stage! Kwaito is about ghetto life. We’ve received your report and will correct the listing shortly.

Mari ye Phepha (vocal)

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An unexpected error has been encountered. Johannesburg – mmari city where black people could once only walk with identity cards and passes – has emerged from the dark days of apartheid to become a thriving, cosmopolitan African city.

I see myself as a role model now – big time. Please activate your account by clicking the link in the welcome email we’ve just sent you. It’s not just music, it’s the way you walk, talk, dance maffih of course, dress. Are you certain you want to delete this board?

Music for your Website. Madi number of internet sites, dedicated to Kwaito, also emerged, including Rage, edited by Maria McCloy. Log in to watch more. Fashion designer Chubi Mogale. While black South Africans were celebrating their newly-won social freedoms, Kwaito artists were rocking the boat by questioning the social problems they saw around them.

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It’s going to become a part of mainstream music. To live, to listen, to learn. People ask us how we came up with the song. One might even go as far as referring to them as the South African version of the “Fugees”. Kwaito has evolved its own street style. To watch videos non-fullscreen: Ghetto Luv are an all-girl group known for their raunchy lyrics and belief bongo maffin mari ye phepha sexual self expression.


Kwaito lyrics can be very vulgar and some of the songs are very disparaging to women and objectify women sexually. Street wear also fills the glossy pages of Y – a funky youth magazine, launched soon after YFM, targeting the same market.

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This is the music of our children. They weren’t used to such straight talking. The world has yet to see what’s coming out of this place”.

The comparison however would stop at the gender ratio and perhaps that Mazwai has a soulfull voice that might be likened to that of Lauryn Hill. Kwaito is about the drug dealer in the ghetto who everyone is looking up to because he’s driving fine cars.