By Staff

Bonginkosi Dlamini, known as Zola, is one of the most famous singers of kwaito, a form of dance music pitched somewhere between house and hip-hop. His father abandoned his mother and their three children in one of Soweto’s roughest and most notorious areas, and his music reflects his tough upbringing. He appeared in the Oscar-winning film Tsotsi and performed on its sound track.

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