Mabena recorded a popular track Get Funky with soccer legend Theophilus Khumalo, known as Doctor Khumalo. Mabena is known for having hosted some of South Africa’s biggest radio shows in his career, spanning over 30 years. Something to who? “I had this crazy idea of bringing two icons together to try and help to push [the] music,” he said. Like, yessus.”. LISTEN: Get Funky - Bob Mabena, ft Doctor Khumalo. But we were worried about what we can do, because it had to be a rap project, but it had to be a song that people can buy into. Counting was slow across Uganda as a result of the internet shutdown, which affected some of the biometric machines used to validate voter registrations. As for Khumalo, he just randomly ad libbed the first phrases that came to his head, which turned out to be, “Get, get, get, get, get with the groove yo. Kwanele Sosibo is the editor of Friday, the arts and culture section of the Mail and Guardian. Botswana gets funky and remembers legendary Bob Mabena Aug 12, 2020 GABORONE, Botswana, August 2020/ — Tributes are pouring in for the dearly departed South African music architect and legend, Kgomotso Bob Mabena. “Eish, my broer, it is true that Bob is gone,” he said drawing a deep breath of intense sorrow. He and Khumalo had an audience with His Majesty the King at Lozitha Palace. Johannesburg – Legendary radio personality Bob Mabena has died, aged 51. Listen to Drip Drip Juluka, Get Funky and more from Bob Mabena. Speaking to Radio Metro in the wake of Mabena’s death, music executive Lindelani Mkhize (with Universal at the time) said the song was recorded in the early nineties (probably 1994) when the music industry in South Africa was struggling to shift units. Oscar 'Oskido' Mdlongwa tweeted that he carried Mabena's passing with a heavy heart. Mabena’s cause of death was confirmed by his employers, Power FM. I am going to give the painting to the family; when they look at the painting they will know South Africa and the world they loved him,” said Rasta. In 2014, rappers JR, Okmalumkoolkat and Spoek Mathambo released a song titled Bob Mabena. Doctor Khumalo, who teamed up with Mabena for their 1990s hit song Get Funky, was at pains yesterday to comprehend the sad news that his bosom friend was no more. The Jammer, you lived life & wrote your history. “Radio will never be the same. I carry news of Bob Mabena’s passing with a heavy heart. “The crowd sang it. Get, get, get, get, get, get funky, get funky …” When you listen carefully, you can hear someone beneath Khumalo’s vocals, egging him on. The celebrity suffers from a chronic disease that […] The way that song mesmerised a lot of people was a shock.”. Khumalo suspected he was being lured to a recording when they got to the studio and Doctor Victor and singer Wendy Mseleku were already there. Hai, I’m telling you. Bob Mabena is a renowned South African DJ and television and radio host. In a career that spans about half-a-dozen albums, the one song South Africans gravitated towards most — by a long shot  — was Get Funky, a remake of the Positive Force’s We’ve Got The Funk that featured a football legend in his prime, Doctor Khumalo. “All the tracks in the Get Funky album were about having fun in the studio,” says Khumalo, as if teleported back in time. In the 90s, Mabena hosted a … Mabena then recorded a popular track with Kaizer Chiefs legend Theophilus Doctor Khumalo titled “Get Funky.” It was a hit at the Eswatini Broadcasting and Information Services (EBIS). He had introduced me to Tupac and I’d become a fan. Radio and TV veteran Bob Mabena has died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Monday. Wendy does the same. Mabena also worked for 94.7 and Kaya FM. Khumalo said Mabena had such a significant influence in his life. He was promoted to the position of a Group level Primedia Business Development … Bob Mabena: SA reacts to the loss of a legend. Chickidy check check check check check. Find similar music that you'll enjoy, only at Last.fm. Although his career was inextricably linked to music, the recently departed Bob Mabena’s musical adventures are secondary to his stature as a DJ, radio and television personality. It was a singalong and it had more voices. Loud. “I’m not too sure about the day, but I was from training [with Kaizer Chiefs]. I’m getting relief over Bob Mabena. He owns Bob K. Mabena Foundation that promoted education in the country. News of his death was confirmed in a statement to TshisaLIVE. Food and drinks flowed while Masilela fiddled with the keyboard, laying down a beat. At one stage, a wrong song was played instead of Mabena's hit Get Funky. Mabena divorced Nzalo in 2009. Mina ngiright ngamashibobo, corner kicks, and streaking passes. “It was playing nicely in the background,” Khumalo remembers. In 1994 he received a South African Music Award for his hit song Get Funky. For over thirty years of his career, he has worked with Metro FM, Highveld Stereo, Khaya FM, and other notable media houses. Doctor Khumalo, who teamed up with Mabena for their 1990s hit song Get Funky, was at pains yesterday to comprehend the sad news that his bosoms friend was no more. It was late afternoon. Listen online to Bob Mabena - Get Funky (Hip-Hop Remix) and see which albums it appears on. I know him from late 90s when he released his song, get funky, for me also it was a hit of which I was related to as a youngster. Doctor Khumalo, who teamed up with Mabena for their 1990s hit song Get Funky, was at pains yesterday to comprehend the sad news that his bosoms friend was no more. Masilela left the basic groove of We’ve Got the Funk almost untouched, complete with atmospheric sounds, but something about the bassline has that extra bump now fully associated with kwaito. They took pictures with the King. While Thando Thabete said radio had been silenced. “Get Funky became like an anthem of sorts,” said Mabena in an online interview on DJ Sbu’s The Hustlers’ Corner. The Mail & Guardian is a proud news publisher with roots stretching back 35 years, and we’ve survived right from day one thanks to the support of readers who value fiercely independent journalism that is beholden to no-one. He laughed at us, thinking it was just a joke.”, Speaking to the Mail & Guardian by phone, Khumalo, friends with Mabena since Radio Bop days, recalls the day Mdu Masilela, a co-producer of the song, came to his apartment with Mabena and Mkhize to take him on a surprise trip to the studio. To help us continue for another 35 future years with the same proud values, please consider taking out a subscription. “We were laughing… It was all about life. Lindelani awuyeke ukudlala man. Fortunately enough, Get Funky was the more celebrated one. He later joined Power FM where he doubled as station manager and co-host for the Power Breakfast show. These are unprecedented times, and the role of media to tell and record the story of South Africa as it develops is more important than ever. All lyrics are property and copyright of their owners. There’s another song we did, called Akesoyibone. Scrobble songs and get recommendations on other tracks and artists. “There was no… ‘It had to be lyrically this…’ none of that.” The song not only altered the life and routine of a soccer star in his prime, turning him into a touring artist (to the near detriment of his football game), it also netted a South African Music Award nomination, signalling the birth of a bankable recording artist in Mabena. The arms manufacturer has argued that there was no evidence to show that it was aware of hundreds of indirect payments to Jacob Zuma, but the court was not convinced. Bob, Doctor and that oddball South African classic, ‘Get Funky’ Friday Kwanele Sosibo-19 Aug 2020. 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Bob Mabena talks Radio Bob, first show, history of broadcasting, Get Funky, life lessons & more In 1999 Kaya FM employed him as program manager and presenter of a morning show. In a sense, it is Mseleku who does the heavy lifting here, patching the session together into a song by weaving Positive Force’s lyrics around the gaps. Doctor Khumalo remembers his late friend Bob Mabena and their time working together on ‘ Get Funky ’, recalls the day Mdu Masilela, a co-producer of the song, came to his apartment with Mabena and Mkhize to take him on a surprise trip to the studio. Although his career was inextricably linked to music, the recently departed Bob Mabena’s musical adventures are secondary to his stature as a DJ, radio and television personality.. Doctor Khumalo remembers his late friend Bob Mabena and their time working together on ‘ Get Funky ’.. Thankfully, like Benni McCarthy after him (who did Shibobo, a football-themed song with TKZee), Doctor Khumalo learned to stay in his lane. The whole stadium would rock. So writing new songs might have been a bit dangerous. Bob’s move into the executive world was with the SABC, where he served as executive manager of commercial radio stations; Metro FM, 5FM and GoodHope FM for two years. Bob was coming from Metro FM after doing the afternoon drive. Material may not be published or reproduced in any form without prior written permission. The versatile and talented radio and … The guys said, ‘No man, awuthi siphume kanje, we are coming back’.”. But as soon as they managed to play the right song at the second attempt, the … “To be honest, my part, whenever we were on stage, I never used to sing it,” remembers Khumalo. I said, ‘Hey baba, how about doing something as a concept.’ I wasn’t even sure that he was going to buy into [the idea]. Contact Us. But we’ll never forget the years of comic relief. With Mdu being the creative producer that he is, he made a song out of our conversations. Khumalo says an initial recording, based on Fat Larry’s Band Act Like You Know, was scrapped after Masilela and Mkhize were disappointed with the results. “Eish, my broer, it is true that Bob is gone,” he said drawing a deep breath of intense sorrow. He was also a musician and a had a popular track, Get Funky featuring soccer legend Doctor Khumalo. Remember Bob Mabena's hit single Get Funky featuring soccer legend Doctor Khumalo? Then Lindelani says, ‘It’s your turn?’, ‘Something like what? All material © Mail & Guardian Online. By IOL Reporter Aug 10, 2020 Johannesburg - Legendary radio personality Bob Mabena has died from cardiac arrest, aged 51. Music. With references to “gin and juice”, “chikiddy check”-ing and “a whole new era”, the session finds his compadre, Mabena, under the heavy influence of g-funk, drawing phrases from Snoop’s Doggystyle and Warren G’s Regulate… G Funk Era. “Radio will never be the same. 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Get Funky [Verse 1: Bob Mabena] It's the G-Funk A whole new era Brought to light by the Daft punk crew So paa the Gin and Juice As we deliver Bass and the groove Cats, the old and the new put together Do you like it, do you like it, do you like it? “The next thing Bob walks into the booth, puts on the headset and does his part. All lyrics provided for educational purposes only. https://citizen.co.za/.../2338846/pitso-bids-farewell-to-friend-bob-mabena “Get Funky became like an anthem of sorts,” said Mabena in an online interview on DJ Sbu’s The Hustlers’ Corner. “[At that stage], Bob was crazy about hip-hop. He had just started at Metro and was doing very well … I said ‘How about ngikuhlanganise noDoctor senze something that hasn’t been done as a concept?’, “He really took to it. We approached uDoctor who, if you know uDoctor, he’s just a fun, happy person. According to reports Mabena had been hospitalised for lung problems before his death. 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