Known for giving us back to back hits as the face and the voice that led Skhanda Rap to its approval in the local Hip Hop scene, KiD X is back with a new wave. His latest banger, Mfazi Wephepha, featuring Nota, Yanga and Mashayabhuqe is now available on all digital platforms worldwide and this release coincides with the premier of the music video on MTV Base.
The video lets us in on the challenges of a Kasi love story as he gears up to drop his highly anticipated debut album, Thank Da King, TDK for short, which is not only a direct translation of his birth name, Bonginkosi, but also a reminder to give him his due props as the king of quotable Kasi lines and slick wordplay.
Mfazi Wephepha is currently enjoying rotation on radio stations across the country on stations such as Gagasi FM, Ukhozi FM and YFM; where it is charting on their Y Urban Top 40 Chart, just to name a few.
The video depicts the journey of finding love and the struggles of keeping a woman who is after money. The narrative of the video sees KiD X starting off in the homelands and paying lobola for his “Mfazi Wephepha” and bringing her to the city whilst he searched for better opportunities. Unfortunately she is impatient and has a wandering eye and leaves him for a wealthier man, only for things not to work out for her. The financial situation for KiD X on the other hand improves and he finds himself a new “Mfazi Wephepha”.
“There is beauty in telling authentic South African stories” shares KiD X about his music video premier.
Having had an unorthodox rise to fame and created a massive buzz on the streets, KiD X forms part of the emerging Hip Hop lifestyle that has taken the South African music industry by storm over the past few years. KiD X has solidified himself as a lyricist of note and has shown his versatility as an artist with the different types of music he puts out and the notable collaborations he has been a part of. It’s for these very reasons that his debut solo album, Thank Da King, is one of the most anticipated album drops from the new kids in the South African Hip Hop fraternity this year.