Elizabeth Kapenda, known by her stage name, Lizz Kalo, is a South African Neo-Soul and RnB singer and songwriter. She grew up in Kempton Park, in the East Rand of Johannesburg and began her music journey in the most unlikely way.
She started off as a sports person whose interests ranged from athletics, hockey and cricket. She later became a dancer, a drama student and a pageant queen (she was crowned Miss Kempton Park in 2010). How full of a life is that? She is currently studying logistics at the Tshwane University of Technology and is also a radio presenter and news reader at Tshwane FM.
Lizz Kalo decided that music is where her heart is and we couldn’t be any happier because she does it well. She just finished working on her first project, a 6 track EP titled Ties. This EP consists of elements of the Neo-Soul and RnB genre with soulful touch on it.
She showcases this well on tracks such as Tall Girls and Treat Me Better. On the EP she touches on topics of being human, self-acceptance and issues of love and loss of love. The EP was released last week and it already has some hype and buzz around.
Peep her music below and let us know what you think of her!
Kwaito Rapper Mgaga Releases His Debut Solo Single Titled All The Way
Mgaga goes all in with his Kwaito love song titled All The Way
Kwaito artists have always been making love songs; I guess there is nothing sexier than a thug expressing his love for you in Kasi lingo. Imagine Brown Dash’s Vum Vum or Trompies when they sang Sweety Lavo. These songs carried such a beatiful message. Today, talented Kwaito rapper, Mgaga, is keeping this tradition on by releasing his very own Kwaito love song titled All The Way. This one features August Child and Sizwe Magwaza.
At an early age Mgaga was moved from Alexandra township to Tembisa and then to Edenvale. Growing up with a heavy Hip Hop and Kwaito influence, Mgaga started writing rap songs and freestyle battling. He later discovered that he expresses himself best and relates to his audience in vernac utilizing the Kwaito flow.
He began his music career in 2014 as part of a group called PAQ performing in popular clubs around South Africa. Formally known as Radi-AK, Mgaga is now taking on the world as a solo act with authentic Kwaito music.
All The Way is Mgaga’s first solo single
All The Way is Mgaga’s first solo single after the re-branding from formally being called Radi-AK to going by Mgaga, a name he was popularly known by since before he pursued music professionally. The word “Mgaga” refers to an AK47 because the first letters of his birth name “Akhona” are “AK”, which is his childhood name.
All The Way is such a breath of fresh air in that it carried this concentrated essence of Kwaito music without trying too hard. Instead, Mgaga effortlessly flows on this Kwaito and House hybrid beat and he does the most. He raps about a woman he loves and how he wants to take their love and relationship the whole way. August Child and Sizwe Magwaza do the most on the hook certifying All The Way as a summer hit!
Link up with Mgaga on his social media, @the_mgaga, for more on the music.
Listen to All The Way below!