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Highly Flavoured
Studio album by
Released8 December 2017 (2017-12-08)
Busiswa chronology
Highly Flavoured
Summer Life
Singles from Highly Flavoured
  1. "Bazoyenza"
    Released: 11 January 2018

Highly Flavoured is the debut studio album by South African singer, poet and songwriter Busiswa. It was released on 8 December 2017 through Kalawa Jazmee.[1] The album features guest appearances by artists DJ Maphorisa, Busi N, DJ Athie, Da Fre, DJ Toxic, Nokwazi, Moozlie, Lando and Yasirah. Primarily, Highly Flavoured is a gqom album.

The album received positive reviews from music critics. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA). It produced one single — "Bazoyenza".

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores

Release and promotion[edit]

In August 2017, Gqulu announced that her debut album will be entitled Highly Flavored. Throughout the remainder of 2017, Gqulu featured on several singles, including Tipcee's "Isichathulo" and DJ Maphorisa's "Vuvushka" and "Midnight Starring".[3][4] "Bazoyenza"[5] was released as the lead single off Highly Flavored.


Year Award ceremony Prize Result Ref.
2018 24th South African Music Awards Best Kwaito Album Won [6]
Female Artist of the Year Nominated

Track listing[edit]

Highly Flavoured — Standard edition
DJ Maphorisa4:51
2."Mr Party" (Busi N, DJ Athie and DJ Fresh)
  • DJ Athie
  • Busiswa
  • Da Fresh
DJ Fresh4:38
  • Busiswa
  • Oskido
5."Ngibambe" (Nokwazi)BusiswaDJ Maphorisa4:56
7."Bad Galz" (Featuring Moozlie)DJ Maphorisa3:53
8."Uthando Lwakho" (Featuring Londi)
  • Londi
  • Busiswa
9."Drop n ReWhine"
  • DJ Maphorisa
  • Busiswa
DJ Maphorisa3:51
10."We Travelled"BusiswaDJ Maphorisa4:20
11."Entara"BusiswaDJ Maphorisa6:15
12."Ilanga" (Featuring Yasirah Bhelz)
  • Yasirah Bhelz
  • Busiswa
DJ Maphorisa5:51
13."Welcome To Kalawa"
  • Oskido
  • Busiswa
Total length:50:21


Region Certification Sales
South Africa (RiSA) Gold 15 000±


Credits all adapted from AllMusic.[2]

  • Da Fresh - Featured Artist
  • DJ Athie - Featured Artist
  • DJ Maphorisa - Featured Artist
  • Busiswa Gqulu - Primary Artist, Composer
  • Rabelani Madula - Composer
  • Nqobile Mahlangu - Composer
  • Mihlali Mali - Composer
  • Athanathi Mbilini - Composer
  • Joyous Buthelezi Mdlongwa - Composer
  • Moozlie - Featured Artist
  • Tshepo William Mpinga - Composer
  • Busi N - Featured Artist
  • Busisiwe Ngwenya - Composer
  • Nokwazi - Featured Artist
  • Themba Sekowe - Composer
  • Akona Sitani - Composer
  • Sibusiso Sonti - Composer
  • Thabo Tshepe - Composer
  • Lando - Featured Artist
  • Yasirah - Featured Artist

Release history[edit]

List of release dates, showing region, formats, label, editions and reference
Region Date Format(s) Label Edition(s) Ref.
Various 8 December 2018 Universal Music Standard


  1. ^ "Kalawa-Jazmee - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic.
  2. ^ a b "Highly Flavoured - Busiswa | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  3. ^ "New Album Alert: Busiswa Drops Highly Flavoured". zkhiphani.co.za. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  4. ^ @justZA (8 September 2017). "Tipcee 'iScathulo' (feat. Busiswa, DJ Tira & Distruction Boyz) - Stream & Download MP3! - JustZA". justza.com. Archived from the original on 27 May 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Busiswa - Bazoyenza ft. DJ Maphorisa". youtube.com.
  6. ^ "All the winners from SAMA Awards 2018". gq.co.za. Retrieved 12 April 2021.