#Trending’s favourite covers of the year
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
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