Urban pop band Afro Z had made a comeback video, 18 years after taking part in the Coca Cola Pop Stars competition.
The five ex-band members made a virtual video of their song, My Coldest War.
Naseera Tim-Holland, 36, Lois Du Plessis, 39, Nigel Morkel, 39, Ernest St Clair, 38, and Richard Hala, 42, decided to remake the song because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The group reached the top 10 in the competition in 2002, and while they did not win, they went on to form their own band and released their first hit-single called Phenomenal.
A year later they released their debut album, Ain’t That Funny, featuring the fan favourite My Coldest War written by Nigel.
Naseera says Richard called her over a week ago with the idea to recreate their hit song.
“It was a nice opportunity for us to sing together again after 18 years, we had everyone record their vocal leads and then send it to me, my husband put it together and added some guitar and we were Afro Z again,” she says.
“The message of the song is as relevant today as it was 18 years ago.
“Coming together from our homes in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi, Afro Z is reunited with one message: we can do anything if we stand united.”
Lois adds: “I’m excited that we get to do this and that we have the technology to help us bring this across during this crazy time.”
Nigel adds: “I’m glad to be part of this collaboration, our country needs this right now.
“This song speaks about pain and recovery, and recovery is what’s most important in this situation, we need to have faith.”
The song is available on the Afro Z YouTube channel.