Lolo Rollins / About
Lolo Rollins - South African born singer song-writer. Multi -instrumentalist, band leader, recording solo artist and producer. Lolo Rollins (born Rollins Mankge, 12 March 1973). He was born in Witbank (Emalahleni) in the province of Mpumalanga in South Africa.
His early education was obtained in Swaziland. In 1991 he came back to South Africa when most exiled South Africans were coming home from all over the world and neighbouring countries after the regime government unbanned all political parties that were involved in liberation of the country. Apartheid had fallen.
1992 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 and guitarist.
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 REPRESENTATIVE COMMITTEE) and became the student leader for 1996-97 period.
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 to name a few.
He has done musicals and television drama too, namely Hallelujah the jazz musical 1999-2001, Guga mzimba the spirit of Gerard Sekoto 2006 both for the Market Theatre in Johannesburg and Molo fish in 1996 a political television drama. He has appeared numerous times on the national television stations.
Lolo Rollins has formed and lead bands such as Coal Dust -1993, Fusion Africa - 2002 and Acoustic Africa - 2010.
2011 Lolo released his debut album highly acclaimed Maluju Africa through Rollman Records, 2015 released Mandela's Dream, 2016 Road To Azania.
He is currently touring and recording his follow-up album.