Limit X - Malibongwe

Saturday 1st April 1995
Limit X - Malibongwe
Limit X - Malibongwe

STYLE: World
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: N-Soul NSD 9914

Reviewed by Francis Blight

Classifying this as R&B is limiting as many tracks are on more of a soul/swing tip and some proudly parade their African origins. Limit X were first featured in CR13 when they released a swing track for the clubs followed by their first album. Now with the help of N-Soul Records they have produced a well polished album packed full of good tracks. Lyrically the album is far from wishy washy with a strong focus on coming to Jesus and following him. But one weakness is that the emphasis is on him being the one who will relieve us of our troubles without declaring that he is the one who deals with our sin. Best tracks? Well, there are many to choose from, but the title track with its happy African flavour is my choice. A serious fan of black music that I played it to rated "Clap Your Hands" with its rousing preach at the beginning and "Fallen In Love" which moves from slow swing to an African chant. Limit X are brimming with potential, and they clearly want to preach the gospel, so let's pray for them. I award N-Soul a gold star for signing them.

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Reader Comments

Posted by kareb in kampala @ 15:04 on Jun 1 2012

i love your music,it's good and inspiring.
send more music though you are apart.

be blessed

Posted by Joanne Bosman in the Netherlands @ 22:01 on Feb 23 2008

I love Limit x they were so cool!! i remember that they sang in my church and it was a big party!! too bad they dont exist anymore so sad, i wih them the best!!

Reply by harold chaala in zambia-africa @ 14:59 on Apr 7 2008

hey joanne,greetings in jesus also a recording artist.i go by the name harold.i had a prevallage of being interviewd with limit x on a show in south africa back in 2000.denis from limitx is a good friend of a search on cross rythms.they were selling my fisrt album entitled universal stage name is harold
since then ive travelled the world spreading the word of God through song and currently in germany ministring in a couple of churches.please send me an email so i can mail you copies of my cds.ive always loved netherlands and believe one day God will open a door for me to visit and do ministry.who knows i may just visit your church and we will have great time praising God.stay blesed.harold

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Posted by Robert Nanima in Kampala @ 10:54 on Dec 5 2007

So sad that Limit "X" is no longer existent; you were my inspiration and i really looked forward to having a cup of coffee with you one day; i loved these guy's music from my primary school; through secondary and at university and i remember when they rocked Campus for jesus at PrimeTime@D'pool! it was awesome and i wish them the very best.

Posted by jody in philippines @ 05:54 on Sep 27 2007

they are the best christian band! hope they visit philippines again together...God bless Limit X!!!

Posted by Sheila Branscombe in Kamloops BC @ 21:14 on Aug 25 2007

Saw them live in Vancouver many years ago with my teenaged niece and nephew. We rocked with them from the upper balcony of the church. I am sorry to hear that they are no longer together as I am listening to one of their cd's right now. Blessings to all of the "boyz" of Limit X wherever they are serving God now.

Reply by oliver in telus philippines @ 01:05 on Sep 27 2007

dennis is actually here on our chruch!COP(cathedral of praise manila)..he rocks!!^_^

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Posted by Gus Gilbertson in Seattle, WA @ 22:50 on Jun 21 2006

Fun, High Energy Christian group
They were great live in Tokyo, but I believe they are based in Africa.

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