Businesses Owned By Mandla ‘Spikiri’ Mofokeng. Mandla Daniel Mofokeng is a kwaito musician, singer and producer known as “Spikiri” from Meadowlands, Soweto and a member of the Kwaito group Trompies. He started his career as a dancer in 1985, under the tutelage of South African musician Sello “Chicco” Twala. He later formed a disco group called MM De Luxe with friend M’du Masilela in 1988. This duo recorded two successful albums in 1989 and 1990 and introduced what came to be known as township kwaito today. His passion for music led Mandla to enrol at Fuba Music School in 1991 to study engineering and piano. In the 1990s he was producing music for the likes of, Kamazu, Senyaka and Fatty Boom Boom better known as Tsekeleke. Known for his unassuming demeanour, Mandla Mofokeng is a founder member of the seminal kwaito group Trompies, which has released a number of albums, some of which are regarded as classics of the genre.
He is also a founder member and co-director of the influential record label Kalawa Jazzmee, which has released many well-known kwaito artists, including Boom Shaka, Bongo Muffin, Alaska, B.O.P (Brothers of Peace), and Thebe. Currently he sits on the board of directors at Kalawa Jazmee Recording Company and is also one of the masterminds in the DCC (Dangerous Combination Crew) the production team of the company. His recent contributions include successful records by Brothers of Peace, Thebe, Bongo Maffin, Alaska, Mafikizolo, Jakarumba, MaWillies and Tokollo and Kabelo’ solo projects.
Spikiri Entertainment is an entertainment company that is owned by Mofokeng, the company is responsible for organising music events and releasing music. Event Management companies plan and conduct various special events ranging from Celebrity Management, Exhibition, Wedding Planning, Road Shows, and Fashion Shows in their local area. Mofokeng’s company is mostly responsible for events that are related to music.
Mandla Mofokeng Foundation
In helping to contain the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic, Brandhill Africa Foundation NPC partnered with the Mandla Mofokeng Foundation NPC in launching a popular social media poster campaign, “Spikiri: Nails It!”, that used veteran kwaito music star, Mandla “Spikiri” Mofokeng in narratives whose context was music lyrics and quotes by international musicians on their distressed state of mind during the lockdowns and he prescribing music as an antidote while practicing social distancing.