South Africa's Kwaito legends, Trompies took their fans down the memory lane with a scintillating performance at Botswanacraft Marketing on Friday.
The South African group proved that they are still popular in the country when they attracted a capacity crowd alongside Botswana’s Wizards of the Desert. Many fans were left roaming at the entrance because they could not get tickets to the show after the organisers announced that they were sold out. This is also despite the steep P300 entrance fee, which many people felt was a hindrance to many people who wanted to attend the festival.
Waar Was Jy Oldies’ Series was debuting, and it did not disappoint. The show started with Wizards of the Desert opening the night with their energetic performances.
The once popular Kwaito Kwasa group spiced up the evening with their hit songs such as Phokoje, Koko and Mokento. The group performed as if they had a point to prove after patrons questioned their inclusion in the lineup for the show.
Fans came dressed in style, with a little of the ‘90s look’, and got their money’s worth as Spikiri, Mahoota, Jakarumba, Mjokes and Donald Duck performed some of their hits tracks that made them popular in the 1990s. Trompies churned hit after
The show was expected to attract the mature revellers, however it was a mix of the young generation and the older crowd, something that showed that the group’s music appeal to the young and old makes it still relevant. Most of the time the crowd would sing along as the group performed their hit songs. They performed about eight songs in a performance that lasted over an hour.
While on stage, Mahoota said they were amazed by the love Batswana gave them over the years.
“We are happy to be performing in Botswana. It is such a nice country with lovely people. Thank you for the support. Pula!” he said.
Trompies was one of the most popular Kwaito groups in southern Africa in the 1990s to early 2000s. They stood out with their distinct township pantsula dances and colourful dress. Despite a career spanning over 20 years, Trompies has remained relevant and popular across the region.