Oblamo’s Bacardi Revolution: Republik of Kwakwa Unleashed

The Bold Soundscape of Oblamo’s ‘Republik of Kwakwa,’ a Bacardi-fueled Revolution.

Thapelo Tlhako, the force behind the moniker ‘Oblamo,’ is set to redefine the music landscape with his latest sonic masterpiece, ‘Republik of Kwakwa’, featuring the scintillating singles ‘Ngawana Papa’ and ‘Rabakena’. Scheduled for release this Friday, November 24, these tracks showcase Oblamo’s dynamic style and introduce the audiences to his genre known as Bacardi, also referred to as Kwakwa.

Oblamo’s exploration of Bacardi in Republik of Kwakwa is a testament to his versatility as an artist. The singles boast a vibrant and energetic rhythm that invites listeners to immerse themselves in the pulsating beats and infectious lyrics. The two singles provide a platform for Oblamo to experiment with diverse sounds, resulting in a musical tapestry that resonates with fans of House, kwaito, and electronic music alike.

Ngawana Papa’ introduces listeners to Oblamo’s signature sound, blending catchy lyrics with rhythmic beats that transport audiences to the heart of the dancefloor. On the flip side, ‘Rabakena’ showcases a more experimental side, with intricate electronic elements that push the boundaries of the Bacardi genre. Together, these singles encapsulate the essence of Republik of Kwakwa and cement Oblamo’s status as a promising trailblazer in the evolving Amapiano scene.

Republik of Kwakwa is more than just a double single; it is a musical journey that encapsulates the essence of Bacardi, which is closely related to the Amapiano movement, creating a distinctive sonic experience that is simultaneously familiar and ground-breaking.


In a ground-breaking collaboration, Oblamo is featuring 108 Moruti on both singles as a producer of the beats. 108 Moruti’s contribution adds an extra layer of creativity to the tracks, enhancing the overall sonic experience and solidifying the collaborative spirit of Republik of Kwakwa.

As Oblamo continues to break new ground with his music, Republik of Kwakwa serves as a testament to their commitment to pushing boundaries while staying true to the roots of Amapiano. With its infectious beats, captivating lyrical content, and innovative production, this double single is poised to leave an indelible mark on the South African music landscape.

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