Shout SA co-founder and kwaito legend Kabelo talks career and activism.
Not only has he been one of the country’s premiere music stars for the past 17 years, he is also an entrepreneur as well as a health and fitness inspiration to all South Africans. Joining us on the couch is Kwaito legend and recently father to a beautiful baby girl, Zoe, it’s Kabelo Mabalane.
He is also the co-founder of the SHOUT campaign with fellow muso Danny K - a call for artists and South Africans to SHOUT for a safer South Africa.Kabelo's music career started in 1996 when he met high school friends Zwai Bala and Tokollo Tshabalala at St. Stithians to form the group TKZee. The group arrived on the kwaito scene releasing singles "Take It Easy" and then "Phalafala" which became a national anthem for the December holidays that year."Shibobo" was yet again another single released in 1998, featuring Benni McCarthy. This was at the height of the soccer fever during the France World Cup, for which South Africa had qualified.
The single was produced by Zwai and went on to become South Africa's fastest and biggest selling single ever reaching over 280,000 units.When Halloween hit the streets later that year, the album sold 300,000 copies.