Maskandi star Bheki "Ihashi Elimhlophe" Ngcobo makes a musical return with a new 16-track album, Ama Waza Waza, after a two-year hiatus.
This will be his 29th album and the first time he releases with a major record label, Universal Music Group. The album pre-order went live on July 19, with the official release set for July 26.
The musician has a career spanning over 30 years and has led the Maskandi music genre for decades, wowing crowds with performances he describes as being "100% Ihashi Elimhlophe".
The music is authentic, largely a raw traditional Zulu presentation true to his culture. Still, a non-prejudiced listener with a broader sense of music appreciation is sure to marvel and appreciate the honesty projected through his music.
“You often see us behind projects in the mainstream genres, whether it’s pop, R&B, hip hop or kwaito, but at Universal we take our responsibility from a cultural level very seriously.