ONE of South Africa's premier house/kwaito producer Oskido, is scheduled for a historic musical tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland early August this year.
He is one of Africa’s most recognised entertainers and was honoured with a Special Recognition Award at the 9th Channel O Video Music Awards in 2012 for his contribution in the development of South African music scene. He was also part of the Kalawa Jazmee crew honoured at the South African Dance Music Awards on the same year.
A spokesman for the sponsors, Wellington Mdlongwa said Oskido, whose real name is Oscar Mdlongwa will perform at Club Swagga, London (Friday, 1 August 2014), Sound House, Bolton (Saturday 2 August 2014) and Hub Event Cenre, Ireland (3 august 2014).
The Tour, dubbed “Oskido, I believe Tour” is expected to be fireworks, as the veteran entertainer will showcase his maverick talents.
In a career spanning nearly two decades, the power of Oskido’s music has reached beyond the African continent, hence the UK Tour cannot be missed. Oskido has toured the UK before, but this time the strength of his tour is to market his Gold and Platinum-selling albums.
Revellers will get the taste of beautiful House music, hence their nimblefootedness should be sharp. Sizojaiva, akulwalwa.
Oskido is well known amongst music lovers and commands a great respect among musicians for his contribution in the development of South African music, which, no doubt is influential in Africa.
Oskido’s statesmanship has over the years been steadily growing a devoted fan base while continually pushing creative boundaries. He breaks new grounds every time and is expected to show this in his “Oskido I believe UK Tour”.
Fans and critics are about to hear, change is good. This is a show not to be missed. Get details from the flyer and get your tickets to be part of this historic South African musical tour by a legend.
Oskido is a producer, performer, radio presenter, record producer, and entrepreneur. He started Kalawa Records with Don Laka and Christos , that later changed to Kalawa Jazzmee when it was joined by Trompies members Mandla “Spikiri” Mofokeng, Zynne Mahoota Sibika, Jairus Jakarumba, Eugene Mthethwa and E Mjokes Matsane.
The record label has been at the forefront of youth culture and has produced top acts such as Bongo Maffin, Mafikizolo, Thebe, Alaska, Professor, Character, Black Motion, Boom Shaka, Zonke, Winnie Khumalo, DJ Zinhle, Magesh, and many more.
Oskido is also a member of the ground-breaking and eclectic Brothers of Peace – B.o.P (with Bruce Sebitlo) and known for his top-selling “Church Grooves” compilation series that changed the face of SA house compilations, and in 2012 launched the “I Believe” project, which is also the name of his radio show on Metro FM.