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Professor

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Professor


Mkhonzeni Langa – born 1978 – better known by his stage name Professor is a South African Kwaito musician from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. He first rose to prominence as part of the Durban-based Kwaito duo Tzozo and Professor before branching out on his own making a huge mark on the South African music industry with hit songs such as Jezebel, Imoto, Lento, Fingerprints, Speaker & Unobenga

In 1995 Professor was discovered by South African music producers Lindelani Mkhize, of Joyous Celebration and Spikiri (Mandla Mofokeng) of Trompies while he was performing. In 1996 he moved to the city of Johannesburg to pursue a music career. During this time the Kwaito genre was fast approaching its peak with musicians such as Arthur Mafokate and Mdu Masilela at the very prime of their careers.