#Trend­ing’s favourite cov­ers of the year

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This was the year that South African hip-hop smashed all the lo­cal sales and chart records, while our House pro­duc­ers con­tin­ued to rock the world’s dance floors and kwaito came back to re­mind us how this thing all got started.

Mu­sic leg­end Man­doza’s un­timely death – which made the cover on Septem­ber 25 – brought back a flood of mem­o­ries of the birth of kwaito, and how town­ship kids rose to fame in the dawn of democ­racy to shake up the lo­cal mu­sic scene.

At the front of it were Bongo Maf­fin and Boom Shaka, and their en­dur­ing lead vo­cal­ists Than­diswa Mazwai and Lebo Mathosa. So King Tha Mazwai (on the cover on Novem­ber 20) and Lebo Mathosa (on the cover on Oc­to­ber 23 to mark 10 years since her death) were our run­ners-up.

But in the spirit of youth cul­ture and of #Trend­ing’s sup­port for new artists, Nasty C, break­out artist of the year, gets our cover star award for his Oc­to­ber 16 cover all about his bad hair.

– #Trend­ing team

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A star IS BORN P6&7 Rap­per Nasty C has re­leased his de­but al­bum, Bad Hair, and is up for a bunch of MTV Africa Mu­sic Awards next week­end

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