Oskido is 56! Photo: @OskidoIBelieve / TW

Oskido ‘Akhiwe’ new album: Where to download, tracklist, fan reaction

The King of House music is back, and he brought some of the best artists in the industry with him for his latest offering, ‘Akhiwe’.


Oskido is 56! Photo: @OskidoIBelieve / TW

Bonginkosi “Oskido” Mdlongwa, on Friday, broke the internet with the release of Akhiwe, his brand new studio album.

Who is Oskido?

Oskido is, without a doubt, one of the greatest musical minds to ever grace the turntables in history. The House DJ, born in 1967, has bossed the airwaves with hit after genre-defining hit, for as long as two decades.

His work ethic speaks for itself. After launching Kalawa Jazmee, one of South Africa’s iconic music labels, in 1992, Oskido went on to release eight classic, high-selling, studio albums.

His most prized collection of albums — and there are many — has to be Church Grooves, Volume 1 to 10, which were released between 2001 and 2010.

Theses bodies of work not only catapulted Oskido to the top of the House music genre but it quelled all the noise about DJ Fresh being the better music producer of the two.

After a lengthy hiatus from releasing his own projects, the 52-year-old has turned up with a scorcher, packed with 13 high-octane tracks that feature some of the best talents this country has to offer.

Akhiwe album: Where to download, tracklist

Oskido, without a doubt, went full-on DJ Khaled on this album. Features on Akhiwe include the likes of Winnie Khumalo, Monique Bingham, Kabza De Small, Tamara Dey and others.

The album is available for download and to stream on all participating digital streaming platform, including YouTube.

This is the full tracklist.

Fan reaction to Akhiwe

Of course, the news of a brand new Oskido album, released at the start of Summer, sent his fanbase into pandemonium.