OSCAR “Wa batho" Mdlongwa: Producer, engineer, singer, programmer, disc jockey and rapper.
Bruce “Dope" Sebitlo: Producer, engineer, singer, programmer and rapper.
The rhythm of D’Gong is captured in the sounds of Brothers of Peace, also known as B.O.P, one of the most exciting and controversial bands to come from the streets. B.O.P has a style that appeals largely to the youth, from their lyrics “O kae molao" (where’s the respect) in the street lingo, to dress which is contemporary hip hop. BOP has attitude, are rebellious and survivors. They surf the crime wave by intriguing their audience with constant message of respect towards their fellowmen that is always strongly projected. They are a true representation of the youth culture today.
vocals, sample / programmed
They speak of social issues that influence the peoples lives daily, and the series of repercussions involved with criminal behaviour such as rape, killings and general crime. They are persistent in establishing our popular culture, and teaching the kids how to survive it. BOP are definitely a movement of our time.
Brothers of Peace was formed in 1993 as a project, then it was Don Laka, Oscar ‘Wa batho" Mdlongwa and Christos.
In 1994 they then formed a group called Brothers of Peace, now the group has two members which are Oscar ‘Wa batho" Mdlongwa and Bruce “Dope" Sebitlo. They released an album which was called Traffic Cop. The album did very well selling over 50 000. 1996 saw the release of their album King of kwaito Uyagawula, this album featured a rapper by the name of Dr Mageu and it sold double platinum.
Brothers of Peace strikes again in 1998 with another hit album Mapodisa-SBV now featuring different rappers called Bafitlihle.
Oscar ‘Wa batho" Mdlongwa
A man of many talents deejay for the popular station Y fm, deejay for Star Taxi Music. Oscar is a producer amongst the groups he has produced are Boom Shaka, Bongo Maffin, Trompies, Thebe, Chakaroski, Alaska to name a few. Amongst instruments that Oscar plays are the piano and the keyboards.
Bruce “Dope" Sebitlo
Bruce is one of the best producers in South Africa amongst the groups he has produced are Boom Shaka, Bongo Maffin, Thebe, Skizo, Alaska, Chakaroski to mention a few.