Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse is a South African Jazz musician.
Sipho dropped out of school in the late sixties when he pursued his music career. He joined the African soul group the Beaters in the mid-1970s. After a successful tour of Zimbabwe they changed the name to Harari.
When they returned to their homeland in South Africa they began to draw almost exclusively on American-style funk, soul, and pop music, sung in Zulu and Sotho as well as English.
Mabuse has also recorded and produced for, amongst others, the late Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Ray Phiri and Sibongile Khumalo.
Mabuse returned to school at the age of 60 and enrolled in adult classes near his home in Soweto, Johannesburg.
President Jacob Zuma praised him for giving "inspiration to all of us by showing us that one is never too old for education" after he matriculated. Mabuse stated that he intended to continue to study anthropology.
Source: BBC and Wikipedia
Sipho affectionately known as Hotstix has released eight albums which are:Burn Out, Let's Get It On,Chant of the Marching, What About Tomorrow,The Best Of Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse, Township Child, Chant of the Marching Live Jo'burg,Sipho Hotstix Mabuse Live
SAMA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2005
46664 Ambassador performed at both London Hyde Park show (2008) and New York show at Radio City Music Hall ( 2009)-http://hotstix.co.za/bio.html