The Benjamins’ new recipe for yanos


AMAPIANO trio, The Benjamins, want to show the world that three different genres can come together and produce banging music.

The group is made up of Mandla Sibiya (34) also know as “Smash Magranada” from Watville in Benoni, Tanaka Maurice (26) from Harare, Zimbabwe and Azim Shabangu (28) from Inanda, Durban.

Mandla is an experienced kwaito artist, having shared the stage with the likes of Brown Dash. Tanaka is an R&B artist and Azim as a hip-hop artist worked with Professor, Emza and Sbo Da Poet while he was in Durban.

The trio has come up with a new one sound that has an amapiano style to it.

ALSO READ : Kwaito group Bongo Maffin has stood the test of time

With their music, they do not only want to entertain crowds, but to make music that has substance.

As much as they can make people dance, they also address socio-economic issues that many people face every day.

The Benjamins, signed under Pele Pele Records 7361, were discovered by Mpilo “Dilika” Dlamini, who is a former member of kwaito group Kabasa. The trio met Dilika and became a group through mutual friends last year.

They have released tracks such as Fire Place, Million and Phansi Komthunzi Wemali.

Voting Booth
What sport would be the funniest to watch if the players would be drunk?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
0% - 0 votes
0% - 0 votes
0% - 0 votes
100% - 1 votes
Let us know what you think

Contact the People’s Paper with feedback on stories and how we could make even better!

Learn more
Do you have a story for the People’s Paper?

Click below to contact our news desk and share your story with SunLand!

Let's do it!