Black Motion biography: Everything we know about the musical duo

Black Motion was created in 2010 by DJ Murda (born Robert Mahosana) and Thabo Mabogwane. The duo came together to form the musical group that is now a big name in the entertainment circle.

Both parties are talented artists which have helped them gain ground. Radio listeners are familiar with their songs which is played over and over again.

They further gained prominence after their songs appeared in many compilations. The duo had their musical breakthrough when they dropped the song titled Banane Mavoko.

The song which could translate to clap your hands featured the late Jah Rich.

They have also worked with other big artists in the music scene. Among others, they have collaborated with DJ Mthi, Bantu Soul, and Oskido.


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Members of the musical duo Black Motion – Robert Mahosana and Thabo Mabogwane.
NameBlack Motion
Country of originSouth Africa
MembersRobert Mahosana and Thabo Mabogwane
AlbumsThe Healers: The Last Chapter (2020), Ya Badimo (2016), Fortune Teller (2014), On Cue Vol 2 (2011)
AwardsSouth African Music Award for Best Dance Album, South African Music Award for Best Duo/Group of the Year
Years active2010-date
Record labelsSound African Recordings, Ocha Records, SME Africa, UNIVERSAL MUSIC


The popular musical duo was formed by two South African artists Robert Mahosana aka, DJ Murda, and Thabo Mabogwane in 2010. In the next year, they dropped their first album Talking to the Drums (2011).

They have also worked with other music labels outside the country who helped release their music tracks. Nulu and Tribe are among the labels they’ve worked with.

They have also held performances outside the shores of South Africa. Black Motion has performed in counties within and outside the African continent.

They have performed in the UK, Miami, Portugal, Angola, Botswana, and Namibia.


The musical duo Black Motion is made up of two members including DJ Murda and Thabo. DJ Murda was born Robert Mahosana in Potchefstroom but was raise in Soshanguve.

They were united with a common interest, music. Though the group was created in 2009, they started gaining ground in the next year.


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Black Motion holding a live performance on stage.

Black Motion has released many hit songs since they first ventured into the music industry. Many fans and lovers of music seem to enjoy their work which is evident in their viewership on YouTube.

Among their songs, Joy Joy feat. Brenden hit over 3 million views on the streaming platform. Blending traditional drums in their work has further gained them a presence.

In 2020, they dropped the album The Healers: The Last Chapter. They have also worked with popular South African rapper Sho Madjozi and a Kenyan pop band, Sauti Sol.

They also collaborated with Vanco and Justin Chalice on the jam Closer To The Light.


TracksFeatured artistsDuration
Beat of AfricaCelimpilo & Nokwazi06:53
Can’t deny the feelingZamo04:48
FreeSauti Sol03:26
Trap en LosNokwazi05:18
NoyanaDumza Maswana04:49
UleleniAmi Faku04:05
Ven pa kaHomeboyz06:23
I wanna beBrenden Praise & Kabza Da Small05:59
Ake cheatKing Monada & Chymamusique06:01
MshuboIhashi Elimhlophe04:37
To my tribeBonj05:47
OmeBrenden Praise05:47
UleleniAmi Faku05:11
NoyanaDumza Maswana06:56
HosanaSun-El Musician & Nobunhle04:49
Marry MeMsaki06:31
SoyekaTabiaCaiiro, Tabia08:51
Trap en LosNokwazi07:31
FreeSauti Sol06:08
Can’t deny the feelingZamo06:38
TechnologyDa Capo08:03
PeperukaIdi Aziz06:11
AmandlaNaakMusiQ & Mvzzle Beat06:02
Pretty lightsAlie Keys, KB & Tshepo07:22
VukaIndlovukazi & DJ Fortee05:14
StamettaAfrikan Roots, Chymamusique, T-Deep & Gorge Munetsi05:40
Swing JoziMalehloka06:16
EverythingAfrotraction & Mo-T03:43
HosanaSun-El Musician & Nobunhle04:01
Marry MeMsaki04:47
OmeBrenden Praise04:38
Ake CheatKing Monada & Chymamusique04:21
Ven Pa KaHomeboyz04:00
MshuboIhashi Elimhlophe03:13


The Healers: The Last Chapter2020
Ya Badimo2016
Fortune Teller2014
On Cue Vol 22011

Social media

They are active on social media and have gained a vast following for their content.

Black Motion fans stay connected to their engaging content where they promote their music. They talk about their performances and more using the platform.

On the Black Motion Instagram account, @realblackmotion, they boast over three hundred and seventy thousand followers.


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