Penny Penny – Yogo Yogo

Got my hands on another Penny Penny tape. This shit is pretty much game over as far as South African dance-pop from the ’90s goes.

Awesome Tapes from Africa DJ set tomorrow (2/17) at the Akron/Family (and Delicate Steve) show at the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg.


Side 1
Ibola Aids
Kulani Kulani!!


Side 2
Hai Kamina
Yogo Yogo (Fooling)
Ti Samboko
Ama Owners
Kulani Kulani!! (Remix)


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

February 16, 2011 at 8:17 pm

every day you post something, it’s like a golden rain drop splats on my forehead and explodes into a cornucopia of rainbows and unicorn horns emanating from my cranium.

believing (posting)!

Flash Strapreply
February 16, 2011 at 8:22 pm


Thanks you for this! Shaka Bundu has been jamming all over my life since you dropped it and now it is DOUBLE TROUBLE PENNY PENNY PENNY PENNY TIME

Thank you sir.

February 16, 2011 at 9:17 pm

come DJ for the Akron/Family + Delicate Steve concert in Minneapolis next week!
this tape is wild.

Apurva Bahadurreply
February 17, 2011 at 4:34 am

Wonderful music, many thanks for sharing. Apurva from Pune, India.

February 17, 2011 at 11:01 am

Whooeehh that is seriously catchy.
thanks a million.

February 17, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Stopped listening to Bob Dylan since you posted the last Penny Penny-tape. Wonder who’s gonna get replaced this time.

February 18, 2011 at 12:40 am

Big BiG uP for this place.
Internet could be the worst and the best at the same time.
This place ah’ the best.
Bless yA!

Bless Eternaly Burkina Faso, pays des hommes intègres!!


February 18, 2011 at 2:13 am

This is sweet!! Also did you know that this blog is mentioned in the new issue of ArtForum in an article on cassettes?

February 18, 2011 at 5:13 pm

awesome, first time listening to Penny Penny, good stuff!

izmir çetesireply
February 20, 2011 at 1:36 am

thank you

March 20, 2011 at 3:47 am

great – more from penny penny! can’t stop listening to this stuff
He seems to be so famous in South Africa but it’s hard to find information about him. He had some kind of comeback album 2009 (“The King vs. the General” – with him being the King) I’d really like to find this somewhere…

April 28, 2011 at 2:43 am

the summer’s coming. post more South African dance pop loveliness!
big UPS, Brian!

January 31, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Penny Penny is back in the studio, he is my home boy, he is my ward councillor and he is my future president. his album is expected to be out very soon.

Brian Shimkovitzreply
January 31, 2012 at 8:11 pm

that’s great news! can you connect me with him? i would lie to ask about reissuing his records outside SA.

March 12, 2013 at 11:05 am

Thank you, Brian, for making this available! Great 1990s sound indeed.

Does anybody have any info on Penny Penny more generally? Was he (ever) politically engaged with his music? I heard about a song he made called “Apartheid”. Does anybody know when it was released? And what became of Penny Penny?
Thanks everyone!

Brian Shimkovitzreply
March 12, 2013 at 11:32 am

can’t speak about his political engagement but i can say he has since become a regional politician for the ANC in his home area, so he must have some interest!

June 9, 2014 at 5:28 am

ahee guys and girls this is me i.m still strong u all welcome to papa penny remember way back

March 27, 2015 at 1:32 pm
– In reply to: pennypenny

thanks papa penny!!

sunday sanireply
April 26, 2015 at 4:58 am

I will be happy if I can get this music again

April 28, 2015 at 5:48 am
– In reply to: sunday sani

Ahee all my fans a king that i.m coming with the strong album and let me tell u president. Now for all south african artists ccifsa and my new album cald sigisty 60 ahee i love all of u and blees brian shimkovitz for puting me to u people ahee papa penny ahee now u can call me mr president penny penny shaka bundu my email is

Stephen Goldsmithreply
July 27, 2015 at 9:13 pm

This the second Penny Penny LP saw a limited release on vinyl in Zimbabwe, by the time it came out South Africa had stopped pressing records, only the Zimbabwe plant was still operating in the region. Got my copy! PS I have a tape of Shaka Bundu Girls somewhere and also had one from Joe Shirimani the producer (will have to dig to see if it is still there).

m xxxreply
December 3, 2015 at 1:03 am

Thanks for finally writing about > Penny Penny – Yogo Yogo
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January 3, 2016 at 9:10 am

Really good stuff. Keep it up.
Could you please get something from the Shaka Bundu Girls next time.

Ib Mansreply
March 13, 2016 at 11:57 am

Please contact me via email how I can purchase this album and all the other albums available.

Ruff Zizkov Smithreply
August 14, 2016 at 11:49 am puppps penny aweee yourrr musica is very generous and awesome I can say that…egen’ya..well done ‘ very well done ayeeeeh.. I am from Russia..the beats are in a ze million describiton..but make ze human being jump from his little junk box heee ze rock guitar iz awezum…

March 22, 2017 at 2:04 pm

hi papa penny!please whow can i downland free this album and your sconde album….i’am your best fan around all the word i think…and these two first albums are remind me more my Young life. please i wait for your answer…it’s very too important for me. best regard to you

Lufuno Neluvholareply
July 6, 2017 at 10:57 am

Penny penny please I’m looking for this yogoyogo cd I have been in and out record bars but without smile on my face or luck, where can I get it Baba?

Khadar borchereply
October 25, 2018 at 10:48 am

It reminds me 90s when i was in high school i love this album

Khadar borche from
Jigjiga ethiopia

May 27, 2019 at 1:44 pm

Papa Penny is doing great! He has staged a come back of sorts as of 2018. Has a reality show going strong and is active on social media. I think he has some new stuff coming out

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