The band has released a new album, Can’t Stop, and its single Blck Girls is receiving considerable radio play.
Blck Girls was inspired by Mahola’s “experience of growing up in Port Elizabeth and dealing with the notion that some chores were reserved ‘only for girls’ and that she was being urged to fit in a so-called construct of being a good, ‘normal’ black South African girl.
Mahola was 21 when she was invited to join Freshlyground. She is now 36 and the mother of two. In her third year of drama studies at UCT, she ditched varsity to go on the road with the band.