Gang of Instrumentals

Gang of Instrumentals (GI) is a R&B/Hip hop group from South Africa. It is made up of Boitumelo Makgaudi "Lady Naturelle" Masemola, Mandla Nqongwane "Pimville Spokesman" Ndimande, and Riot Mphikeleli "Bongo Riot" Zungu. Tumi and Mandla are dating.

Tumi was born and bred in the Soweto township of Diepkloof. She attended the Sir John Adamson High School in Winchester Hills, Johannesburg, matriculating with exemption in 1999. After school she enrolled at the South African School of Motion Picture and Live Performance (AFDA) in Johannesburg, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) in Live Performance and Motion Picture in 2002. Tumi Masemola is also an actress, best known for playing Letisha in the television sitcom City Ses'la which she also produced. Mandla N also played the role of Themba on the City Ses'la show which he co-produces.

Tumi Masemola and Mandla N is also the managing director of Black Brain Pictures (a TV and film production company) and of Mighty Music Africa (a record label) of which the group is signed to. Mandla N also graduated from AFDA and is a gifted recording artist, a leading actor and an accomplished executive producer.

Bongo Riot participated in the Castle Lager Mzansi's finest talent search and was crowned Mzansi's finest. He began his music career performing and gaining street credibility in the rap battle circles.

They have two producers, Bruce Williams and Sifiso ‘Mazola' Mbebe. Tumi and Mandla performed in a group while at AFDA. Initially, Mandla was going to manage Tumi in her solo career but due to his additions to her music, the producer, Bruce Williams, asked him to join her. They met Bongo (whose producer was Sifiso Mbebe) later at a Hard Rock Cafe who joined them under the label and after doing some songs together, formed the GI group.

GI was founded in 2002. Their debut album, "Kassi Flava", was released in 2004. Their second album enjoyed even more success and was called Salute. Their third album, Round Three, came out in 2008.

When you listen to their album, you can hear rock, reggae, kwaito, hip hop, R&B, soul, gospel, mbaqanga, jazz, etc. They call their music urban pop. The Gang calls themselves "An army of underground revolutionists.

Some of their songs are Leave away your worries, On the run, Sunshine, Soldier, December Fiesta, Cry4me, Oh yeah, Do da bounce, Who's under that skin, My DJ, Wendlw'emnyama, Sizwa njalo, etc

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