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Black Motion

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Black Motion is South African dance music duo, best known for their percussion driven electronic dance music productions and energetic performance routines. Formed in 2009, the duo is made up of Bongani Mohosana and Thabo Mabogwane.

Early life and career

The duo entered the South African dance music scene by having their productions featured on house music compilations. These included tracks such as Bhana Shilolo which was featured on DJ Tokzen's compilation album, Set Me Free featured on DJ QT's album, as well Banane Mavoko which was featured on DJ Oskido's album. Banane Mavoko would later become a breakthrough single for the duo and would feature in their debut double CD album Taking To The Drum, which was released in 2011.

Black Motion has released three albums with their 2014 Fortune Teller album reaching gold status in its first forty nine days and winning a 2015 SAMA award for Best Dance album.



Albums by Black Motion
Title Album details
Talking To The Drums
  • Released: August 2, 2011
  • Label: Universal Music India
  • Format: CD, digital download
Aquarian Drums
  • Released: September 22, 2012
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
Fortune Teller
  • Released: January 1, 2015
  • Label: Universal Music LLC
  • Format: CD, digital download
Ya Badimo
  • Released: November 4, 2016
  • Label: Giant Steps
  • Format: CD, digital download
Rainbow EP
  • Released: February 3, 2017
  • Label: Defected Records
  • Format: digital download

Awards and nominations

Year Award Ceremony Prize Work/Recipient Result
2011 Mungana Lonene FM Music Awards Best Dance House Song Banane Mavoko Won
2011 Metro FM Awards Best Dance Album Talking To The Drums Nominated
2011 Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Dance Video Banane Mavoko Nominated
2012 African Entertainment Awards Best Concert Black Motion Won
2015 Metro FM Awards Best Dance Album Fortune Teller Nominated
2015 21st South African Music Awards Best Dance Album Fortune Teller Won
2015 MTV African Music Awards Best Group Black Motion Nominated
2015 African Muzik Magazine Awards Best Group Black Motion Nominated
2017 16th Metro FM Music Awards Best Collaboration Rejoice (featuring. Bucie) Nominated
2017 16th Metro FM Music Awards Song of the Year Imali Nominated
2017 23rd South African Music Awards Best Group/Duo of the Year Black Motion Won
2017 23rd South African Music Awards Best Dance Album Ya Badimo Won


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