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September 17, 2006

the kwaito story: oscar mdlongwa (oskido) interviewed by aryan kaganof

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oscar mdlongwa (photo by hens van rooy)

aryan kaganof: Please tell your boerewors to riches story.

oscar mdlongwa: I used to be a street vendor selling my sausages out there for the clubgoers and at the end of the night when I was finished with my stock I used to go into the club Razzmatazz (in Hillbrow) and dance because I didn’t really have a place to sleep, so I would dance until the morning and then I would get a place to sleep. And I used to have that passion of music, so one day the resident deejay didn’t pitch up at the club. So the club owner used to give me time to play when the club was empty cos they used to know that I would stay until the club closes, so then he gave me an opportunity he said no since the guy is not here you can come and deejay, here are some records. It was a big night, saturday night, the end of the month, the club was packed and I just grabbed this opportunity with both hands and that night I rocked and the guy said no listen you have to start playing here permanently. So that’s how I got the job of being a deejay. The rest is history. I started back in about 1987 deejing in clubs. At that time I used to play a lot of house music, that’s when rap music was also coming in and from there I went on to do compilations and finally on to producing my own music so finally now we’ve got a record label called Kalawa Jazzme Records.

aryan kaganof: How would you describe kwaito to someone who has no idea what this music form sounds like?

oscar mdlongwa: For me it’s a word which came from the township you know, it’s a street word, it’s like street lingo, and different people will tell you different definitions; some will tell you there used to be gangsters called kwaitos but to be honest I wouldn’t be happy to say definitively this is its true meaning. The music which we’ve done, the genre is now called kwaito, and we’re talking about things which are affecting us and at the end of the day it’s dance music. When all theses things were starting we used to call our music Gong, you know it’s a big sound, GONG!, so it’s a word we used to call our music, but kwaito became the umbrella of the whole movement. Then under this umbrella you have little branches, like with Gong, or some used to call there music Gaz, but kwaito is more of the bigger picture.

aryan kaganof: People talk of the kwaito generation and the Y generation. Are these accurate reflections of what youth culture is about now in South Africa?

oscar mdlongwa: Well this thing really happened round about when we felt that it was getting to the death of apartheid, that’s when kwaito really became dominant in the music scene. The release of Nelson Mandela from prison and then we the youth, I thought for us to keep on expressing ourselves about political things, why not forget about what happened in the past and make music and make people dance. So we started writing some things which were hardcore, talking about the police, things which were affecting us in our social lives. So the Y movement yeah, on the radio, the magazine, and the internet. Y FM came in about four or five years later when the genre was already big but nthey came in and they supported the underground and the kwaito genre big time. When the genre started it was underground, but now with its existence for over ten years now you cannot keep it underground anymore so it has come up big, it is now creating a lot of job opportunities in terms of sales that have gone up, but I think when it started it was more underground because now at least you can hear it different stations but before it was hard for you to hear it on stations because people who were running radiio stations at that time were not ready for the change and kwaito was just right there in your face. It was something different, it was more shocking people to be confronted by the subjects of kwaito.

aryan kaganof: Tell us about Kalawa Jazzme Records.

oscar mdlongwa: Yeah, it started as Kalawa. It was the brainchild of me, Don Laka, he plays piano, he is a jazz musician and also a friend of mine, his name is Christos, so Kalawa comes from our surnames; Ka is Christos’ surname, La is from Laka and Wa is the end of my surname (Mdlongwa), so we combined those three and then Kalawa was born. At that time I was a deejay and Don was a musician so he knew that I was putting out compilations that were good so he told me but why can’t we sit down and c reate our own thing big, create our own sounds whatever, since you’ve got the deejay knowledge and I’m a musician and then we put things together and from there I said ok and then we tried it and our first project was actually BOP (Brothers of Peace). We did a vocal project, it was supposed to be called Ragga Gong, Ragga House, it had the influence of ragga and hip hop and all that and that’s when we formed a group called Boom Shaka. We got some people to come and sing in there and that was the birth of the group. But it was hard for us to go and sign with a record label because they felt the thing wasn’t going to work. So we said ok it’s cool, we couldn’t get any record deals so we started selling it from the boot of our cars, going to taxi ranks, visiting shops, we’d go and leave five tapes there, five cassettes there, I would come after a week if it’s sold it’s sold then I’d get my money. They couldn’t allow us to sell in the bigger stores but we would take the group Boom Shaka to taxi ranks to perform there while we deej’d, they would come in and perform two songs. So the thing just caught up here in Johannesburg and eventually in the whole country. And that project became so big that the record companies now started knocking on our doors saying hey we want this thing, but already we had moved a lot of copies by ourselves and later because we couldn’t reach the outskirts of South Africa in terms of distribution so we signed up with a record label to distribute that record nationally. That’s when people started saying wow so this thing works, so that was the birth of kwaito. It started blowing up around Pretoria and Joburg, in the surrounding townships and then later it started going to the rest of South Africa. Now nationwide would be an understatement, even Africa is under kwaito’s spell.

aryan kaganof: You worked with Moses Molelekwa before his untimely death.

oscar mdlongwa: Kalawa became successful in its own right then we joined up with friends of ours called Jazzme, that’s when Kalawa Jazzme started, they came in with other elements so that we could form a bigger picture. Then from there we started creating different groups, cos once you have different groups within your stable you need to identify them with different sounds, to say this group Group A must sound like this, Group B must sound like this. You know Trompies must sound like this, Boom Shaka must sound different, Bongo Maffin must have its own sound. Sop we started creating different sounds for different groups so therefore Brothers of Peace moved into the more jazzy elements, we wanted to put in the live aspects of it, working with the legendary Hugh Masekela, we said to him even if it’s youth music you come in and put your elements of jazz on it and then from there we worked with Moses Molelekwa. We called him and you know he was a great jazz pianist and he put good solos on those tracks, he gave them that jazz feel so that our kwaito music became richer.

aryan kaganof: Most of the older musicians did not take to kwaito at first.

oscar mdlongwa: Yeah. They felt it was not music for them. Because we were using computers to program and all that. So they hard core musos felt, and even now some of them feel, that it’s not music. But it’s always like that with a youth movement. Older people always come in and say you know this is not right. But there are some who saw that this is going to go a long way and now I think it has become the pride of South Africa. We’ve created our own dance music and for all those who thought it wasn’t going to happen, it has. Americans have got their own hip hop, we’ve got our own thing, kwaito. Even in America when hip hop started people in the jazz scene felt that it’s a genre which is not going to last but now hip hop has become America’s pride when you talk music hip hop is there. It’s just like South Africa, when you come in and talk you talk kwaito. It’s our own. It’s done here.

aryan kaganof: Is kwaito spreading up north?

oscar mdlongwa: Yeah. It’s huge in Zimbabwe, it’s huge in Botswana, we play there, it’s huge in Mozambique and I think it will catch on in the Congo and further North, because it’s computer music, it’s computer dance music, it’s hip music, it’s the music of now. When kwaito started it was almost solely digital, but now we are more experimental, especially with Brothers of Peace, we’re combining digital elements with live elements and it’s a good mix. There are lots of great musicians on this continent so by us using live musicians and indigenous instruments we connect this futuristic music to our African traditions.

aryan kaganof: The Congo film-maker Balufu has a film called Digital@frica where he claims that the binary digital system of numbering in fact started in Africa thousands of years ago and that the rapid spread of computer technologies in Africa is because these are not western imports but in fact the original African invention coming home so to speak.

oscar mdlongwa: Yeah. Well you know they say what goes around always comes around.

aryan kaganof: How did you connect with Masters At Work, the legendary New York based dance record company.

oscar mdlongwa: Yeah well Masters At Work now we’ve really got a strong connection they are now introducing our music around the world which is great. We met Louie Vega when he came to the Y FM birthday bash, I think it was four or five years ago and then he was really interested in listening to what type of sounds we’ve got here in Africa since he’s a dance deejay. We gave him cd’s and he was really impressed and he picked up on one of our groups, Mafikizolo, a track called Loot, which he started playing all over the world cos he deejays on different continents and he was amazed because people were singing along to it and he decided to release it the way it is without re-mixing it and the song became big and when we did the Brothers Of Peace album he was amazed and he said we’re releasing the whole album. Normally they do mainly re-mix work. They listen to an album and if it’s got ten tracks they will say oh listen we are interested in one track but on this one he said listen he just heard something different, the sound was amazing, so he said listen we’re signing the whole album. So now they’ve released one single called Zabalaza, the album’s coming out now, it’s called Victory. So things are getting tighter and tighter together, he’s introduced our sound all over the world and people really appreciate what we are doing and we get a lot of calls now from all over the world, which is good.

aryan kaganof: What about the youth of today, are they aware of people like Tabane and Malombo, are they aware of the rich musical history and the older musicians who are still alive, still making great music?

oscar mdlongwa: Well that’s why with Brothers of Peace we’ve gone back to some of our old songs and then re-mxing and re-making them. I mean the youth didn’t even know who Mahlatini is until we didi the re-mix and they said wooh, we didn’t know we had a musician like this. We’ve also gone down in the rural areas, working with maskandi musicians in KwaZulu Natal. We’ve worked with an artist called Hahlimhlope and we brought him in and we made it more urban but not losing those elements. And that type of music, the youth used to look at it and say no it’s for the rural people not for us urban people, they didn’t want to be associated with it. But once we did it and we made it more urban they are like really wow, we didn’t know we’ve got such musicians. Instead of embracing the overseas stuff, like being crazy about hip hop, now they are beginning to embrace our culture, which I think in the long run that is where the future is at.

aryan kaganof: What is the relationship between kwaito and hip hop?

oscar mdlongwa: I think in terms of the lyrical content it’s like almost on the same thing because hip hop those guys are talking about what’s affecting them there in the States side, their social life, and also with kwaito, at the same time, we’re doing the same thing. And while they are doing that it remains a music you can play in the parties, it’s not a music you gonna sit down and listen to and you’ll be sad, it’s a music which is going to make you happy and you listen to the message and the message just becomes strong. There is that power in hip hop, there is that power in kwaito of saying wow we’re talking about this, if I feel that listen let me talk about the divorce rate, I mean why are the older people divorcing, I’ll put it in music form, so even if people are direspecting their parents I cannot say “respect your parents, respect your parents, why are you disrespecting your parents” but I’ll put it in a way so that when you are dancing you sing along but when you’re singing along the message is hitting your brains then you say, wow, this is what this guy is tallking about.

aryan kaganof: What’s the future of kwaito?

oscar mdlongwa: Well I think the future is bright and I think now our goal is to hit the international market. In South Africa it was a struggle to get it where it is today but now it is being appreciated, people have accepted that this is one of the strongest genres ever, and now what we need to do is that we need to take it world wide, we need to market it overseas, it’s got to be known in Japan, it’s got to be known wherever. You know music is music. Music is what you feel, keep it that way, more spiritual and enjoy it. I think the longest goal is for kwaito to be known all over the international dance scene, on the international stage.

70 Responses to “the kwaito story: oscar mdlongwa (oskido) interviewed by aryan kaganof”

  1. mbuso mthembu Says:

    i am a fan of kalawa jazz mee 4 years

  2. kagablog: great art daily » the kwaito story: lebo mathosa interviewed by aryan kaganof Says:

    […] lebo mathosa: As you know South Africa is the country with the highest figures for rape and women abuse, I mean we have issues like that. I mean in this industry you have to sleep with someone to get into a recording studio so when you came up in my days you were very lucky because at that age I was like fourteen years old and the people who produced the album that I worked on it was old musicians like Don Laka and Oscar who had been in the industry a long time before me and I think Thembi (Thandy) and I were the only two girls in kwaito at that time. But we kept Boom Shaka in the public eye because of our controversial dancing, of the way we dressed, the sexy way of dancing. It was not easy for people to accept that because I think the elders found it very dangerous because of their past experiences. […]

  3. busani Says:

    mfowethu how soon you forget people like mxolisi re;jojex nite club were u laid your first vinly who did welcome u to jozi ,sindile mguni ,who used to live upstairs,hilton plaza and foremost no mention of the late ian sigola who put u on the limelite,im still rocking hard mate, do get in touch and feel free to contact me 07957668716

  4. Welly Says:

    Eita bafo…. you rock ma man. Well representin the Mdlongwa family. Phambili ngosebezi omhle. Music fo life. HOLLA!!!!

  5. thobile Says:

    Personally l think that Oscar is a music legend. The man has been at the top of his game for years. He is the founder of what has now become a movement (kwaito) and has been regenarating it over and over.

    I know the music industry respects him, l think its about time everybody also realises his worth.

    Keep up the good work hard work comrade.

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  7. LETSHOLO Says:

    I HAVE LOVED KALAWA SINCE WHEN I WAS AT SCHOOL AND NOW,HE HAS SINCE BECAME MY INSPIRATION TO SUCCED AND I WOULD LIKE HIM TO MENTOR ME ON THE RECORD LABEL THAT I HAVE RECENTLY REGISTERED CALLED EAGLE ROCK RECORDS.IF HE AGREES PLEASE CONTACT ME AT 011-926-9919

  8. mkhululi tshaka - tembisa Says:

    u a making the mdlongwa family proud , however avoid making headlines for the wrong reasons .

  9. Ngindi Says:

    It sickens me when people lie when being interviewed.Oscar,you never lived alone in this world.There is people that helped you that you avoid mentioning.Talk about Hilton Plaza.Talk about club Jojex.It played a big role in your life in the concrete jungle.Let me shame you and mention a few in hilton plaza,Mxolisi,Sindile,Zee,Busani and others.High point apartments,908,1003,1004,1208,Sam,Clement,Kevin,Cliff,Mxolisi,Zee,Nqagu,Vusi,Busani and others.How come you never mention Ian Sigola.He groomed you.We knew playing at Airspot Botswana under Ian and Mxolisi.Why dont you thank Sylvia at Cassa Blanca.Thank the girls from Coronation.Hats off for Sana.Talk about metro’s friday nights.Thank those peolpe.vista gumbas.Thank the organisers who took you there when no one knew you.Praise the one that borrowed you all the vynals you played coz you didn’t have one.If ouy claim you did,l challenge you to mention a shop that sold house vynals in south africa.Mr Delima never had vynals belonging to club Razzmatzz.Whose vynals did you play on the night you claim changed your life.You only had enough to buy your stock(sausage rolls) not vynals.
    Thank Ian Sigola and Jb sounds for your success.We all wish you the best in life and business.Go 4 it.But hey the truth hurts and shall set everyone free.Big up.

  10. zodwa Says:

    It’s sad

  11. ntsako a.k.a boprbware Says:

    i need direction so i can drop few demos,i a talent searcher an i have the my own music i produce house an hip-hop,i was doing this for few years now

  12. tee Says:

    oskido ! Bro you guys paved the way for kwaito and you will always be respected for your role bro keep doing your thing and try coming to Toronto ade vele skona la ecanada god bless

  13. dj ndali Says:

    ngindi you must be in the interviw then you will know you cant say all the names of those who help or pave your way up,coz if you start you might just finsh by next year the list can be endless,stop beefn.the fact remain oskido rocks im from namibia and i make sure whn oskido cum to rock i dont mis.do you know y?he know music,we all know what kwaito is and which guys pave the way for the new kids,eg brickz mzekezeke,maeli so na so… kalawa ,999 those are the guys.its very cool we stil got kalawa record going stong to give us music not bublgum that other record are feeding our ears.kalawa will jazee you wach out.peace

  14. WillThemba Says:

    Yeah Sa Music comz a long way and we out there doing great music everyday and never ever get offered an opportunity.
    I have made so much good quality demos that ended up in streetr coners people usking iphumanini. and just see Ag this is just meant for a few
    but all best oneday maybe

  15. MZIE MKHIZE Says:

    oscar mpintshi uyababa uyaroka iam am abt to start an event management co HEATWAVE EVENTS i need sm advice coz iwanna stage sm live shows.

  16. BUSTER Says:

    i’m a big fan of jazzmee 4 years because of the empire you have build i hope you the FREE STATE artist a chance.
    LE YA ROCKER!!!

  17. Mzuzu Ngema Says:

    Oscar i respect you 4everything you do, you making us proud especially guyz from the loxionz, mzu from Newcastke @Madadeni sec.6…peace!

  18. Mzuzu Ngema Says:

    Oscar i respect you 4everything you do, you making us proud especially guyz from the loxionz, mzu from Newcastle @Madadeni sec.6…peace!

  19. Gopolang Says:

    i am a fan of all of you guys m frm botswana i wana knw hw i can contact you guys bcoz i also wana b part of the label!!! please

  20. mxo Says:

    ngidi
    talking about a sad person!!! you are one miserable bitch!!! make your own luck. When one makes it there is always gonna be people like you ‘sour grapes’.

  21. Pugh Says:

    Thanks you men. Very good post…

  22. Ntombi Says:

    Oskido has done a really good job but what I really want to know is how old is he?

  23. thabang banda Says:

    oskido mpitshi ya ka you have contributed much to the music industry in this country.

    big ups

    thabang banda

    Schweizer Reneke/North West

  24. Mr X Says:

    Oskido I still say Kwaito is what I relate with meaning between me and Kwaito the is Communication:

    Asibuyiseni I vibe yesiGHUBU emapark, Stadiums like before nisayi phusha nabo Stekeleke,Sharon Dee please consider my brother.

    Mr X@ Vosloorus

  25. Dipster Says:

    Oscar you are rolemodel baba. I dream and hope that youth in Africa will cherish your life story

  26. Skoteny Says:

    Big up baba bass… I dnt knw the story bt if mr ngidi is right then DO give credit where its due.

  27. Nhlanhla Says:

    big up to Oskido,you are an inspiration,u guyz Mdu masilela,arthur 999 nd many mo i did nt mention but you know yourselves started the kwaito movememnt and we ar still dancing to it,thats wat happens wen u have a product and you believe in it you reap rewards,to Ngidi,ndoda i think u ar just a bitter person becoz Oscar is nw a success, want

  28. Nhlanhla Says:

    Ngidi go start yr on thing and work hard to make it becomes a success,i am sure if u had faith in kwaito like Oscar did u will be also be by beside him telling your story,mfethu hamba uyopanda like other men dnt sit on yr butt nd expect to be mentioned in other people’s success stories,kwaito for life nd the beat goes on.

  29. mlu Says:

    Kalaw rocks I wish join them one day. I am also a up cuming kwaito artist

  30. Leroy Says:

    Ngidi you just need to grow up man. This is an interview and not a biography. Asking Oskido to mention everybody whose path he has crossed to his success is not only silly but pathetic as well.
    If you had spent more time paying attention to your own life and carrer instead of memorising and documenting others’ lives, maybe we would know about you too. If you know so much about Oskido, why don’t you buy the rights to his life story so you can make a more accurate documentation of his story.
    If not, please leave the past where it belongs, in the past and just let the man enjoy time in spot light.

  31. Isaac mapoga Says:

    Since u guys started music u never quite & u still go strong u ar our rolemoddle in SA u represent ths country wth pride & dignity oskido keep th fire burning guys.so amoung those who wll b reseving donation of studio pls pls guy put us on th list cos w ar suffering here in rural areas w stil dnt hv recoding sdudios w d music using pc & software so w need ur help guys im th guy isaac mapoga frm mosesetjane village 15 km outside mokopane under mogalakwena munispality waterburg regine.i hv group of musicians dances tht im woking wth so im appeling 2 u guys come visite us just find out wht type of music w play here,ill appreciate if m proposal can b accepted god bless u.pls guy m no:0799192335 or 0782015213 or 0747669720.

  32. Isaac mapoga Says:

    W lv u oskido south africa lvs u as well,w wll cotinour with our support cs u mk us proud & th music u d mk us proud & smile tht w hv guys who represent us young musicians tht w look up 2 u tht one day i wll b where u ar i thngk u very much m brother god wl nver fail u keep up th good work.i blv oskido i blive.

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  36. Heather Worthing Says:

    I am new to South Africa and the music scene here and I was greatly inspired by this article and Kwaito music in general. I am Australian but have grown up in the States and I will be sure to share this genre of music with friends and family!

  37. k. zweni Says:

    i adore him and he is my role model

  38. Musi GOVAN Says:

    hi am musi 4rm musina limpopo , i am rapper so up 2 so far am looking 4 place wre i cn record my music . So plz guys help me. Thank u

  39. THEMBISA PENWEL Says:

    I appreciate what you guys doing for living & for entertainment,bhuti Oscar I need a help,I have a talent & I want to have practice over it,I want to do practicals as a radio presenter but for free,if you can organise something for me plz inform me back @ penwellthembisa@yahoo.com or call me @ 082 6259 443

  40. Divine zimbili Says:

    We r proud o yu oskido.we wil always support yu.we r proud of being zimbabweans

  41. ngako elifas ngoepe Says:

    Hi Oskido
    This serves to request a meeting with you to discuss possible collaboration with Kalawa Jezmee. This relates to the four artists I wish to have recorded and contracted to your company. There are some sponsors who would be drawn in to ensure that these artists do progress well. Will definitely appreciate hearing from you
    Regards
    Ngoepe NE
    0769018214

  42. Tukay Lepara Says:

    I really luv what OsKIDO has done for south African Music industry,He has rebuked Kwaito @ its death territory,bt I’m too much into HIPHOP-Have songs and I need to submit them @ Kalawa-How do I du it……HELP a NIGGar out….

  43. smehlule Says:

    i need a help i want to be a dj so i dont know that where can i started

  44. smehlule Says:

    i need your help i want 2be a dj with all my heart and i dont know where can i started

  45. noel Says:

    i love oskido,s music big time he real inspires me a lot,and i used to hang up with his uncle mzizi who passed away few yrs ago they both inspired me a lot big up

  46. Elvis m. Says:

    Wola bafo i like writing and wrote a song for madiba for mafikizolo need your help to make it come true

  47. bra LOLO @ basement pub alex Says:

    My brother u are an inspiration to the nation and house music lovers big skhokho I wish one day u could visit my pub in alexandra BASEMENT PUB and promote kalawa brand…….. 084 096 0947 god bless in the name of house music amen

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  49. jack Says:

    Exe bra Oscar u are my inspiration man, u made me get deep into the world of house music,I just wish to become the best DJ like you nou…0768647448

  50. mothabisi trustee Says:

    I jus wanna sei u ar da man yo music is trully so representetive and incredinble ispecially ekasi and wen i Take to Zimbabwe so many people ar so ispired by yo hits brthr and once again thnk u an we luv u Osca especially wen u ar with Proff u rock d wrld kp it up

  51. mpofu lassie Says:

    keep on rocking brother….

  52. Danisa Says:

    Oscar is not a south African we went same school at Mafakela primary school and Luveve high school. some times if u are doing something top in SA u can be a South African cause u got the SA ID but if u are doing yr on things using SA ID u gonna be deported cause SA government is not gating anything, i bout 5 million Zimbabwean using SA ID document and are all so A.N.C members like Oscar Mdlongwa from ekasilami Eluveve 5 show bra just collect all the SA money and come back home .but i think yr birth certificate they steel got at Mafakela primary school that shows Oscar was born Mpilo Hospital Mzilikazi Bulawayo.

  53. David Mkhize Says:

    Thanks Oskido

  54. Oscar Badi Says:

    LeRoy thank you very much for what you said. Danisa, I don’t thnk there was anything stated about where Oskido belongs so whether he’s south african or zimbabwean, still it makes no difference coz he’s african. So I don’t see your problem exactly coz even if he was zimbabwean u still wouldn’t get a cent from ur own government saying this money is from Oskido. So keep ur bitternes to yourself.

    Ngidi all I think you heard LeRoy well, so you might aswell do that. You are one bitter, bastard.

    Oskido my man, big up and never be emotional about silly comments some people have to jot down ngawe. A person has always got something to say when you are ahead of them in life. I’m all behind you my man.

    LEROY, your message was powerful, nice , short and simple for these dummies! Its up to them now to act on it.

    Regards
    Oscar Badi

  55. jahman mahlaula Says:

    hy oskido my name is Sammy and am a dancer am 16 years old and my wish is to be on your music video dancing.I would love to see myself on TV 084 991 4247 you can see my video on YouTube (jahman the killer sigar )

  56. Keletso Clifford Says:

    So what’s needed for me to join this awsome world of your recording label ??…because I really love what you guys doing there …like been one …helping each other and having faith in what you are doing

  57. Jay Boy Says:

    Ola Skido. Oskido I’m a big fan of the you most know
    I believe Oskido I believe. I need you to help me with my
    Music Career. Oskido I know you are a busy man but you can
    take your time to get back to me at this numbers 0761107454
    I’m Jimmy I’m from Pretoria West at Danville. The reason why
    I need your help is because you are the only professional Artist
    I know that his kind uyindoda impela futhi elungileyo kakhulu
    By: Jimmy AkA Jay-Boy please respond when you get this.

  58. johnzo Says:

    oskido hanhlenhle utswa kae

  59. Kabo keller Says:

    My name is kabo i am from nothern cape at kuruman my dream is to be a musician thats it.

  60. Kabo keller Says:

    My name is kabo i am from nothern cape at kuruman my dream is to be a musician

  61. Kabo keller Says:

    Oskido i like you to help me with my musician

  62. spha Says:

    Hi oskido I’m sphelele I need a drivers job @ kalawa hw d I apply ma contact 0714082698

  63. spha Says:

    Hi oskido I’m a big fan of you and most of you a follow kalawa I leave in mabopane. I want help from you I know you can help me I need a driver job in kalawa I have a drivers licence with pdp please help me. If anything happens my contact is 0714082698 sphelele by name

  64. Solly Says:

    Hi oscar my name is solly aka expresso me and my cousin katlego aka light we would like to be signed by your rec label we produced 8 electronic dance songs and our group name is acid noise please contact us 0721646454 Music is our passion

  65. gift Says:

    Hi Oscar I need help to get funds for reopening my beauty spa business as I am no longer operating now due to the funds to rent a building and to buy some of the equipments..please I really need to get started again I will pay the money back as am a hard worker please help me..regards gift 0735254057

  66. Ephraim Says:

    Hi oscar am ephraim from Letlhabile.am managing a crew calld junkybizniz i need you to listen to their ep plz.or lets make an appointment so we can talk about it please

  67. Ephraim Says:

    Hi oscar am ephraim from Letlhabile.am managing a crew calld junkybizniz i need you to listen to their ep plz.or lets make an appointment so we can talk about it please.0727868380

  68. Lucky Mthembu Says:

    Hi! Oscar I got passion of becoming the music promoter, I don’t Know we’re to start
    Coz I saw the opportunity in whole Mpumalanga please assist me.m from Secunda
    Mpumalanga I wish to meet u if it’s possible.
    Cell phone:0605267003

  69. Letty Says:

    Hi love you bro and very proud of what you are doing l have music that l would love you to listen to my daughter,s music pls email me if possible thanks

  70. anele Says:

    hi oskido please contact me on 0710007782 I’m a good singer we Can make a world rotate if we can work together.