Oskido has been a leader in the music industry for nearly three decades and as the music mogul prepares to celebrate his 50th birthday‚ he has revealed that he has no plans to retire.
The Kalawa Jazmee boss has juggled a music career with business and production but said he was not planning to slow down when so many other legends in the industry had been giving it their all for years.
“If Ma Miriam Makeba died at 76 on stage‚ who the hell is Oskido to retire? Bra Hugh (Masekela) is still going on and reaching his 80s. Music is my game and I’ll only retire when God decides to take me to heaven. I can’t leave music because it’s my craft.”
Oskido has been instrumental in launching the careers of some of SA’s biggest artists including DJ Tira‚ Mafikizolo and Black Coffee. He said he would continue to work with artists as long as he believed in their talent.
“I’ll work until it works out. Mafikizolo took five years to break into the market. The first four or five albums were not successful but the sixth album was. It shows that you need to believe in people and be patient.”
Oskido who rose to fame as one half of the house duo Brothers of Peace (BOP) and after the reunion of groups such as Bongo Maffin and TKZee‚ said that the group was planning on making a comeback.
“I was talking to my partner Bruce (“Dope” Sebitlo) and we’ll be bringing the group back. People should look out for BOP in 2018. I can’t say much about the projects we are working on but 2018 is our year‚” Oskido said.
The muso will be celebrating his 50th birthday with a big bash at Taboo nightclub tonight and Eyadini Lounge in Durban on December 3. He said he would give tickets to Cassper’s #FillUpFNBStadium show to the first 500 people who attend his Johannesburg party. He will also release his latest album‚ 50 Degrees‚ next week.— SundayWorld.