Spotlight: Elephants


South African born Afro-House Superstar Duo Black Motion, joins forces with WildAid, Rockstar, OAS1SONE and over 25 Africa superstar singer-songwriters, alongside more than 300 of some of the most powerful, influential superstar WildAid ambassador personalities from across the world, in a historic first-ever a world tour series of Premium Livestream Concerts, to lend their voices in support of Africa’s wildlife conservation, raise awareness for climate change and plastics pollution, and have their messaging, voices, music and live performances broadcast across several Pan African and global platforms.

Black Motion is an Afro-House duo from Soshanguve, Tshwane, South Africa. Robert “Murdah” Mahosana and Thabo “Smol” Mabogwane are signed with Spirit Motion, a record label that they co-own. The 10-year Black Motion journey has resulted in 6 studio albums and over 40 singles over the past decade. In 2017, the Ya Badimo album and as well as their single Imali were both certified platinum by Sony Music Entertainment Africa. The duo was quoted as stating that they not only not make music for the entertainment of their fans but use the art form to fulfill their spiritual calling If you ask them about the message in their music today, they will tell you that, “Music can unify rather than divide people.

In 2016, Black Motion signed a global licensing deal with Sony Music Entertainment Africa which springboarded the distribution of their fourth studio album: “Ya Badimo”, a tribute to their ancestors, and continuation of their storytelling through music. About this new moment in their career, they shared, “With this album and our partnership with Sony Music we want to continue to tell our story through our music and say to every African child that, it is possible to dream, however have a plan of action to achieve that dream.” Ya Badimo was certified gold in just six weeks from its release, and this brought recognition to their unique approach to, “telling their life story through purpose-driven music.”

At the 2019 South African Music Awards, the duo won both Best Dance Album for Moya Wa Taola, and Duo or Group of the Year. At SAMA, Black Motion was recognized for their contribution to African music alongside their fellow modern-day giants including Sho Madjozi and Black Coffee.

Thabo “Smol” Mabogwane claims that he has an ancestral calling which doesn't need him to be a sangoma but instead it channels him to heal broken hearts and souls using his African drums. He says that the calling helps him play his drums in a way that transfers spiritual healing to their audience, "There are people who need to unlock their spiritual gifts and we help them to do that."

From the release of their first tune, “Banani Mavoko” to their latest chart-topping hit featuring Afrotraction, “Everything”, they have been amongst South Africa's most influential performing artists.


In 2021, WildAid and Rockstar are bringing together artists and musicians from across Africa. Over 25 artists across 9 African countries will lend their voices to support wildlife conservation and have their messaging and music broadcast across several African and global platforms. Thank you for joining us in raising awareness of this important cause.


WildAid is an international wildlife conservation charity that specializes in mass media campaigns to protect wildlife, raise climate change and plastics pollution awareness. Animals like lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, hippos, and pangolins are all threatened by poaching and illegal trade, to speak up for our wildlife and encourage audiences to appreciate that the true value of wildlife lies in keeping it alive.

By lending your voice to our campaign you are joining a list of global and African ambassadors, including Harrison Ford, David Beckham, Eliud Kipchoge, Davido, Vinka, Jane Goodall, Jacky Chan, Karun, Lupita Nyong’o, Azawi, Djimon Hounsou, Yola Semedo, Ralph Fiennes, Nandy, Edward Norton, C4 Pedro, Jeremy Renner, Selmor Mtukudzi, Mayorkun, Tendai Mtawarira, Ben Pol, Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), Karina Barbosa, Anita Jaxson, Sir Richard Branson, Ommy Dimpoz, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Melodie, Lang Lang, Kate Hudson, Odile Gertze, Maggie Q, Tyson Chandler, Yao Ming, Winnie Nwagi, Minnie Driver, Josh Duhamel, Danai Gurira (Black Panther), Aslay, Master Po Ping (Kung Fu Panda), Tara Kirk, Pau Gasol, Nvirii, Norman Reedus, Maurice Green, Kristen Bauer, Keegan Allen, Joakim Noah, Amitabh Bachchan, Amanda Beard, H_art The Band, Allen Johnson, Al Horford, Bo Derek amongst over 300 others of some of the world’s leading and most influential personalities from across the planet.



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