Mario Vybez Unveils Infectious Afro-Pop Anthem ‘Uk’dakwa Kwam’ with Electrifying Music Video Debut

Mario Vybez Unveils Infectious Afro-Pop Anthem ‘Uk’dakwa Kwam’ with Electrifying Music Video Debut

Emerging Afro-Pop artist Mario Vybez releases the official single and music video for his single ‘Uk’dakwa Kwam’
Mario Vybez, a rising star in afro-pop, recently dropped the official music video for his latest single ‘ Uk’dakwa Kwam’ initially released on September 1st, 2023. After his debut single, “Ngiyakuthanda,” independent singer-songwriter Mario Vybez continues to establish his presence in the vibrant South African music scene.
Mario Vybez’s single, ‘Uk’dakwa Kwam’ boasts a vibe that is bound to make you dance and sing along. The song was produced by Tintswalo Musa Ndlovu from Plug-in Productions, music/lyrics/arrangement by Thabang Elliot Phakoe (Mario Vybez) and Shayne Nketsi as sub-arranger.

The music video production was handled by the company Lightningstruck Productions. It was directed by Shayne Nketsi. It was a joint effort of Mario Vybez, Magdalena Juric and Shayne Nketsi, as a step forward in boosting Mario’s music career following positive feedback from people on the initial single release. The music video serves as an extension of the song’s narrative, enriching Mario Vybez’s artistic vision.

Thabang Elliot Phakoe, known by the artistic name “Mario Vybez”, is an emerging independent afro-pop singer/songwriter from Botshabelo, Free State, South Africa. He was born on Nov 2, 1987 in Bloemfontein. He’s been singing since an early age in various music styles solo and in music groups like Youth Ablaze Thaba Nchu. Some of his latest achievements was participating as a singer for the Free State (team Zaza) in the show ‘Clash of the Choirs SA’, season 4. Music has always been his passion so he’s here to show it with his solo project.

On July 12, 2023, he released an afro-pop debut single, “Ngiyakuthanda,” meaning “I love you” in Zulu, as an announcement of the upcoming EP. His 2nd single “Uk’dakwa Kwam” was released on September 1st.

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