Music duo Mellow & Sleazy have officially announced their signing to major label Sony Music South Africa. The duo, whose real names are Phemelo Sefanyetse and Olebogeng Kwanaite, are responsible for viral hits “Bopha” together with Felo le Tee, DJ Maphorisa, and Young Stunna, as well as their latest smash “Nkao Tempela” together with Ch’cco.
In the few weeks since the song’s release, “Nkao Tempela” gave rise to a dance challenge that has taken the country by storm, with celebrities racking up the TikTok videos in response. The provocative lyrics also seem to get the people going, giving a rise to its popularity.
Mellow & Sleazy have also released their new EP, Kwa Kwa, this past Friday. The opening track is a collaboration with DJ Maphorisa, Zuma, and Reece Madlisa, and features TikTok sensation and amapiano artist, Pabi Cooper. They’ve described the upbeat instrumental sound that is signature to their music as “bacardi,” and say that the title of the EP is a term used to describe the “bacardi” or “mokonko” genre in Pretoria.
With the duo ready to “take bacardi to the world” check out Kwa Kwa below: