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Kwaito artist, Thokozani ‘L’vovo’ Ndlovu. Image via Twitter: @LvovoSA

‘Deal with it’: L’vovo fights off critics after performing at ANC rally

‘My kids gotta eat’: L’vovo Derrango hits back after being criticised for performing at the ANC’s Siyanqoba rally in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga.

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Kwaito artist, Thokozani ‘L’vovo’ Ndlovu. Image via Twitter: @LvovoSA

South African musician Thokozani Ndlovu popularly known as L’vovo Derrango responded to criticism after performing at an African National Congress (ANC) rally ahead of the municipal elections held on Monday 1 November. The Kwaito star says critics should “deal with it” and that he’ll “take a gig wherever.”

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In 2020, L’vovo made his stance on politics clear, mentioning that although he was not into politics, he will be a voice to the voiceless in South Africa. 

“There are people that can’t speak and if we don’t [raise] our voices to the president or to the nation, they will think we are fine with everything that is happening and they will just carry on,” he told TshisaLive

“There is nothing wrong with voicing your opinions. If people wanna sponsor you they will sponsor you and if they don’t want to sponsor you, they won’t – but your voice must and will be heard.”

“For me, if you want to sponsor me, you must expect that I will be voicing my [views]. If I’m not happy with something, I’ll say [it].

In one of his tweets criticising the ANC, he wrote: “Is there a difference between apartheid & ANC?”


Several South African stars performed at ANC rallies in the build-up to the municipal elections. The likes of Lady Du, Young Stunna, Thuli Phongolo and Limpopo-born star Makhadzi were on the ruling party’s line up

L’vovo performed at the ANC Siyanqoba rally in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga on Friday 29 October alongside the likes of Sjava, DJ Mngadi, Dlubheke and several others.  

Sharing the poster on Twitter a tweep wrote that they were certainly surprised to see the 41-year-old star on the poster. 

“Based on the criticism he levels against the current administration L’vovo was THE LAST person I expected to see on an ANC poster campaigning for them. Wow!”

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Responding to the criticism, L’vovo said he’ll “take a gig wherever” because he needs to put food on the table for his children. 

“Just because I criticise a government (which I’m well within my rights to do so) don’t mean I can’t take money. I’m an artist. Deal with it. Your boyfriends so worse than just going to perform thina we don’t do tenders. So STFU!”

The Sama award-winning artist did stop there and said all the “keyboard warriors” should “shut up” before he deals with them. 

“What must happen? I’m paid to go perform, I will go, it’s a pandemic. Yall stop making stupid noise la!”