Macia, Peter
August 2010
FADER;Aug/Sep2010, Issue 69, p74
The article features South African musician Nthato Mokgata (also known as Spoek Mathambo). He was born and raised in Soweto in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is said that Mokgata's name was taken from a famous television sitcom titled "Emzini Wezinsizwa." It claims that Mathambo has transformed from being a sex-obsessed rapper to a subversive leader of a political dance music movement. It also cites the word "Mshini Wam," which is the title of Mathambo's lead single and album, as well as the name of his band.


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