Arthur Mafokate Biography
Arthur Mafokate is a South African kwaito musician and producer. He was born on 10th July 1962 in Soweto, Gauteng province in South Africa and later his family moved to Midrand.
He was a back up dancer for artists including Brenda Fassie, Monwa & Son and Johnny Mokhali.
In 1995 he created his first biggest kwaito hit song ‘Kaffir’. The lyrics reflect the new freedoms that emerged after the political changes of 1994, including the implementation of a new constitution and democratic election system.
The title, “Kaffir,” is a derogatory term used mostly in South Africa as a racial slur to refer to black people. In his song, Mafokate protests against the use of the word “kaffir,” claiming that his employer (called “baas” or boss) would not like to be referred to as “bobbejaan,” or baboon.
He is the founder of the 999 music label- The label is named after the house number of his family home in Chiawelo.
Arthur Mafokate Age – Arthur Mafokate Date of Birth
Arthur was born on 10th July 1962 in Soweto, South Africa. He is 56 years old as of 2018.
Arthur Mafokate Wife
Arthur likes to keep details about his wife private and therefore not much information is known about his wife.
Arthur Mafokate Children
He has three children, two daughters; Owami Mafokate and Kelello Mafokate and one son Arthur Mafokate Junior.
Arthur Mafokate Son
His son Arthur Mafokate Junior is a DJ. The young DJ has created his own brand of entertainment and signature performances, including setting himself on fire while performing. AJ also presents Skull Candy Dance Nights on community radio station Mix FM on Sundays.
Arthur Mafokate Albums
- Die Poppe Sal Dans
- Oyi Oyi
- Kwaito: South African Hip Hop
- Haai Bo
Arthur Mafokate Songs
- Oui Oyi
- Pule pule
- Die Poppe Sal Dans
- Yiyo Lendawo
- Piki Piki
- Gibela Phezulu
- Thulul’ Umoya
- Seven Phezulu
- Oyi, Oyi
- Haai Bo
- I like the way
- Sika Lekhekhe
- music is my game
- Vuvuzela Remix President music video
- I like the way featuring Lond
- Daai Ding
- You make me go mmm
- Daai Dang
- Poppe Dans
- Die Pope Sal Danse
- Arthur & Kelly Khumalo – Nguye Lo
- Mnike Remix
- Celebrate (Good Times) feat Thiwe
- Oyi Oyi(maestro Mix)
- Yenza K’phela
- Madiba Skit – Kwaito (2)
- Julie Maak My Mal
- K’sala Abasalayo
- Madiba Skit
- Bang’ umsindo
- Sika Lekhekhe (2006 remix)
Arthur Mafokate Awards
- She was the first artist to win the South African Music Awards category of The Song Of The Year.
- At the 2007 FNB South African Music Awards he was recognised for his contribution to this new generation of music.
- In 2016, she was honored at the 2016 South African Metro FM Music Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award for recognition of his 22 year old successful entertainment career.
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Strange things happen in this house, I just discovered that there is no single pic were the three of us are actually looking into the camera, that we have few pics of ourselves me, @ajlive and @owamimafokate, and to top it all to find us in a meeting discussing weekend gigs and traveling arrangements 😏😏😏
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Arthur Mafokate Assault Allegations
He was accused of dragging Busisiwe Twala popularly known as Cici on the street with his car during an argument.
According to a police statement deposed by Cici, the domestic fight was prompted by Mafokate. She said he had received a phone call from another woman while they were in the bedroom around 8pm on Thursday.
Mafokate chose to answer the call outside, a move that raised her suspicions that he could be talking to a side chick.
Cici told the police that a few minutes later she heard him giggling and she developed an interest on who Mafokate was speaking to.
Mafokate refused to disclose the identity of the woman on the other side of the line, said Cici.
She said she tried to grab the phone from him, but Mafokate started arguing with her.
Mafokate was arrested and subsequently released on R500 bail.
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Cici demands R3.7m from king of kwaito Arthur Mafokate
Source: 03 June 2018
Kwaito king Arthur Mafokate has been slapped with a combined R3.7-million lawsuit by his ex-girlfriend and singer Cici.
The singer, real name Busisiwe Thwala, filed an application at the South Gauteng High Court in Joburg on Wednesday, claiming an amount of R2.5-million in damages for injuries she sustained following an incident during which Mafokate allegedly dragged her with his car.
“On 1 June 2017, the defendant assaulted the plaintiff by intentionally dragging her on a gravel public road, for approximately 300-400metres, with his car, when the ring on her right hand became caught in the right front door handle thereof, until the ring slipped off her finger. The defendant then continued driving and left the plaintiff lying injured on the road,” reads Cici’s affidavit attached to the court papers.
The papers state that as a result of the alleged assault, which was also the subject of a criminal court process, Cici sustained the following injuries:
- Marked and deep drag abrasions and bruises on her anterior abdomen and anterior left thigh;
- A fracture of the outer ring of her left illium;
- Contusions of her lateral abdomen and chest wall;
- Severe scarring and disfigurement as a result of the aforesaid abrasions and surgery.
Her attorneys said because of the incident, she was “unlawfully, wrongfully and seriously violated and had her bodily integrity violated”.
The papers further said Cici will probably suffer complications should she fall pregnant in the future, and she was also left permanently scarred and disfigured.
“She is no longer able to wear the same clothing when she performs, as she did before the assault on her, to the prejudice of her appearances as a performing artist and singer,” read court papers.
Other prejudices said to have been suffered by Cici include “emotional trauma and shock, severe post-traumatic stress and severe loss of self-confidence which significantly and negatively impacts on her ability to perform”.
In addition, the lawyers argued that Cici was also “humiliated, insulted and degraded by virtue of her considerable disfigurement”.
Cici, in her affidavit filed by her lawyers Elliot Attorneys, was also demanding R500 000 for defamation, claiming Mafokate made wrongful and defamatory statements against her by saying she assaulted him with a coat hanger in his police statements.
She had also laid a claim of R484 000 for her medical treatment.
In another claim, Cici demanded an amount of R150 000 against Mafokate, claiming that the 999 Music boss called his friends Brian Mokoena and Monde Pellem, telling them she was attacking him and they should bring police officers to help him.
According to the documents, Cici said Mafokate’s statement was defamatory.
Another claim filed against Mafokate was for loss of income.
The papers indicate that Cici lost out on two performances, one valued at R40 000 and the other R60 000 as a result of the alleged assault.
Mafokate asked to be sent questions via e-mail, but had not responded by the time of going to print.
Cici’s sister and publicist Sana said: “It’s clear you got information from him [Mafokate].
“Those things were done privately and it is clear he wants attention.”