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Oskido heads for Zim


South African-based Zimbabwean DJ Oskido – real name Oscar Mhlonga, is billed to return home and perform at the Stars Nite Club this weekend.

He is expected to jet into the country on November 13 ahead of the show the same night.

Oskido will be backed by local DJs Dee Nosh and L-Roy of the D&L fame who have shared decks with foreign DJs and artists such as Cndo, Waxxy, Tevin Campbell, Horace Brown and Sizzla.

This will be Oskido’s second time to perform in the country this year as he performed at the Kebab in April.

He last visited Stars Nite Club two years ago and is expected to perform tracks off his popular 10 Commandment album series with the latest album carrying club tracks I Believe and Jezebel, which features T’zozo Professor.

Dee Nosh said it was these functions which featured international artistes that kept D&L competing at the top of the entertainment industry.

“This is going to be one of our biggest shows as D&L as it will be our first time to share the stage with one of Africa’s leading house DJs,” said D-Nosh.

He added that Oskido’s arrival was going to give local DJs an opportunity to showcase their talent and also learn from their international colleagues as they have been in the industry for years.

Oskido is one of South Africa’s premier house/kwaito club and radio DJs and producers, with a musical career that fairy tales are made of.

The son of a Zimbabwean politician and born in the Oukasie township (near Brits, South Africa) in 1967, little Oscar was schooled in his father’s home country (Rhodesia at the time), only returning to South Africa in 1987.

Later teaming up with fellow producers Don Laka and Christos Katsaitis, they founded Kalawa Records and released their self-entitled BOP (Brothers of Peace) compilation in 1993.

Oskido has since gone on to produce for numerous artistes such as Bongo Maffin, Boom Shaka and Mafikizolo, and he is also an original regular on YFM Radio.

He has been given many affectionate nicknames over the years, including Oscar “Warona” (which means “ours”), “The Big O” and “Godzilla”.

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