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Oscar Mdlongwa has been given many affectionate nicknames over the years, including Oscar “Warona” (which means “ours”), “The Big O” and “Godzilla”.
His career is a fairytale one: he started out selling boerewors rolls from a stall outside Club Razzmatazz in Hillbrow. It was the early nineties, and late at night he would sneak in to the club to jam to fresh house tracks. He became fascinated with deejaying and occasionally he took over while the DJ took a break. One night, Razzmatazz’s resident didn’t pitch and he was asked to stand in. He hasn’t looked back…
Oscar was soon running the legendary Arena in Highoint, Hillbrow, with the late Ian Segola and doing his first production work on bassy cassettes aimed at taxis and passengers, like ‘Mixmaster’ and ‘Big Jam’. His reputation as a DJ grew and he was soon spinning at campus parties at Wits and as far away as Mmbatho, where he met his future Brothers Of Peace (BOP) partner Bruce “Dope” Sebitlo. He also joined forces with Don Laka and Christos Katsaitis to form Kalawa Records (the name a fusion of the first syllables of their surnames; Oscar was using Warona at the time).
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