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Lolo Rollins
South Africa
Influences: African , Latin American , Caribbean
Genres: afro-world, ethno, african fusion, traditional african
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The use of music in politics For ages music has been exploited by politicians during rallies and major gatherings.  From the most popular to the unknown artists they have been used somehow as crowd drawing, fillers or as a tools to build interest. So my question is how far has an artist has to "play" along? Should it be those artists that subscribe to the political party policies or it should be just a job as usual for the artist?  It is well known that once an artist has served the interests of these politicians or parties  they are discarded just like that. I would say treat your music as business and avoid being used as a tool unless you subscribe to the party.  The danger though of affiliation is that as an artist you might lose your rights of freedom of speech and end up being a puppet. I take it that a true artist believes in the freedom of  thinking and freedom of speech. An artist's work is to be a social commentator but not as a political party tool. Lolo Rollins  more
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About: At Weekend Live on SABC2 Johannesburg South Africa
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About: Lolo Rollins at Rust Lounge
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About: Lolo Rollins at Indaba Johannesburg
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About: Nominees of the 2020 BVSM awards South Africa
Lolo Rollins (born Rollins Mankge, 12 March 1973) is a South African singer song-writer. He was born in Witbank (Emalahleni) in the province of Mpumalanga.

His early education was obtained in Swaziland. In 1991 he came back to South Africa after most exiled South Africans were coming home from all over the world and neighboring countries after the regime government unbanned all political parties.

2002 was the beginning of great things for Lolo Rollins as he started playing night clubs around Johannesburg later backing popular artists and bands as a keyboard player.

In 1996 this multi-instrumentalist enrolled at F.U.B.A. (Federal Union of Black Artists) in Johannesburg to study classical piano. He was voted president of the SRC (STUDENT REP COMMITTEE) of 1996-97.

Lolo has worked, recorded and toured with the cream of South African music of that time namely Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Penny-Penny, The Twins, Umanji, Ebony(Linah Khama), Gito Baloi, Jeff Maluleke, PJ Powers ,Vusi Mahlasela, Faith Kekana ,etc.

He has done musicals and television drama too, namely Hallelujah the jazz musical 1999-2001, Guga mzimba the spirit of Gerald Sekoto 2006 both for the Market Theater in Johannesburg and Molo fish in 1996 a political television drama.

Lolo Rollins has formed and lead bands such as Coal Dust -1993, Fusion Africa-2002 and Acoustic Africa 2010.

2016 saw the release of Road To Azania. 2011 Lolo released his debut album highly acclaimed Maluju Africa through Rollman Records.