Black Motion Splits Up After More Than A Decade Together
South African music group, the duo Black Motion is reported to have split up after close to a decade of making hit songs together.
Black Motion which consists of Damanola Thabo “Smol” Mabogwane and Robert Bongani “Murdah” Mahosana, was alleged to have split on Friday.
News of the pair’s split was announced by social media celebrity and gossip blogger Musa Khawula. Musa claimed that following the split, Black Motion cancelled a show that was scheduled for New York in the United States.
Writing on social media, Musa said,
In 2016, the duo signed a global licensing deal with Sony Music Entertainment Africa which springboarded the distribution of their fourth studio album: “Ya Badimo”, a tribute to their ancestors, and a continuation of their storytelling through music
In 2017, the Ya Badimo album and as well as their single Imali were both certified platinum by Sony Music Entertainment Africa.
At the 2019 South African Music Awards, the duo won both Best Dance Album for Moya Wa Taola, and Duo or Group of the Year. At the SAMA, Black Motion was recognized for its contribution to African music alongside its fellow modern-day giants including Sho Madjozi and Black Coffee.