”Kwaito music needs to be played more,” says Spikiri

Spikiri calls on radio stations to play music of kwaito veterans.

Mandla Mofokeng, known as Spikiri

Mandla Mofokeng, but known as Spikiri has been in South Africa’s music industry for the past 30 years. Contributing towards the genre of Kwaito music with a whole other artists. He feels that Kwaito music isn’t respected for what its done to the music industry hence its not played a lot on radio stations.

“Radio does not play our music. New school artists do not respect the contribution we have given in South African music industry because of this.”

With the 90% local music rule, Spikiri still strongly feels Kwaito is not played enough. His new album featuring Mshoza and other major artists is still unheard.

“Some of us are breadwinners and that is why Mzansi musicians die paupers. People want to show gratitude after you are dead. Play our music, respect us,” Mandla says.

“It’s like we have to go straight to Hlaudi to have our music played.”