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Khuxxman back to Afro-pop, drops album
11/08/2017 00:00:00
by Showbiz Reporter
 
 
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AFTER his flirtation with house music, Khulekani Bethule known by his stage name Khuxxman, has retraced his steps back to his first love, Afro pop music.

Bulawayo-based Khuxxman started off as an Afro-pop musican, producing four albums which won him a lot of admiration from fans. 

In South Africa, the genre was popularised by the likes of Majalisa, Pat Shange, Brenda Fassie, Chimora, among others. 

In 2000, Khuxxman released an album titled MaAfrica which catapulted him to instant stardom. The title track, which has an accompanying video, received a lot of airplay on both television and radio.

He later switched to house music and produced hits such as Vumelan' Isangoma and Unyawo Lwami both of which were instant hits. 

Now he has answered his call from his fans who have been clamouring for him to go back to the Afro Pop sound.

To appease them, Khuxxman has released a seven track Afro Pop album titled, Uzafel` ejele.

“On this latest project I worked with Mphoe Majika who is a sound engineer, producer and keyboardist with the group Splash.

“The album contains 7songs and it was mainly inspired by my day to day living especially elokitshini (high density suburbs), there are a lot of untold stories in our townships,” said Khuxxman.

Khuxxman says he felt he was neglecting his fans who have supported him for close to two decades.

“I have gone back to my original style which is Disco and Afropop due to pressure from the people who supported me during the "MaAfrica" days who felt I was now neglecting them and was now too much into house music. I last recorded this type of music 8years ago,” he said.

Khuxxman describes his new album as more of a social commentary.  

“The different songs carry different messages in the album. For instance the first song addresses the tension that is usually found between the Makoti and her mother in law.

“It is a common belief that it is difficult for the man's mother to like her daughter in law. There is a song such as "Amaloja" that addresses the way landlords treat their tenants,” he said.

The album is already available and he is also planning shows to market his new project. 



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