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Lolo Rollins
South Africa
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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 p...
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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-songwriter. He was born in Witbank (Kwa-Guqa township) in the province of Mpumalanga, South Africa.

His early education was obtained in Swaziland.
In 1991, he returned to South Africa after exiled South Africans were allowed to return home following the apartheid regime's unbanning of all political parties.

1992 marked the beginning of great things for Lolo Rollins; he started playing nightclubs around Johannesburg and later began backing popular artists and bands as a session keyboard player and guitarist.

In 1996, this multi-instrumentalist enrolled at F.U.B.A. (Federal Union of Black Artists) in Johannesburg to study classical piano.

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

He has also been involved in musicals and television dramas, namely 'Hallelujah' the jazz musical from 1999-2001, 'Guga Mzimba: The Spirit of Gerald Sekoto' in 2006, both for the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, and 'Molo Fish' in 1996, a political television drama.

Lolo Rollins formed and led bands such as Coal Dust in 1993, Fusion Africa in 2002, and Acoustic Africa in 2010.
He is the 2023 BVSM awards winner for the best pianist and keys category.

His latest album, 'Son of the Soil,' was released in November 2022.
2016 saw the release of 'Road to Azania,' and in 2011, Lolo released his debut album 'Maluju Africa' under Rollman Records.
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