L’vovo Derrango is back

By Drum Digital
13 April 2011

By the time 2010 came to a close most people had written off the biggest man in kwaito. He was dubbed a hasbeen with a nose-diving career, a one-hit wonder whose star had long since faded, and L'vovo Derrango hit an all-time low when he was dropped by his recording company, EMI/CCP, just two weeks after releasing his album Heavyweight.

Not only was the album a complete commercial flop, it was also plagued by controversy after L'vovo was accused of copying the album cover of US music mogul Jay-Z's American Gangster.But when we visit the Teddy Bear at his new home in Durban, it's clear that it will take a lot more than a few major setbacks to keep him down. The man who made his name with three pulsating albums before his 2008 split from long-time mentor and producer Zakhele Madida, better known as Zakes Bantwini, is now making a serious comeback.

Read the article in the Drum of 21 April 2011 – and share your views below.

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