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South African rapper Kwesta breaks chart records with album, DaKAR

April 19, 2018 at 07:40 am | Entertainment

Farida Dawkins

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

April 19, 2018 at 07:40 am | Entertainment

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South African rapper Kwesta has made hip-hop history in his native land with his seven-time platinum album, DaKAR II. His platinum album status was confirmed by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA).  The LP has sold 210,000 units.

Kwesta, born Senzo Mfundo Vilakazi is a 29-year-old rapper and songwriter.  He was born in Katlehong, Gauteng, South Africa.

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Beginning his music career in 2003, he was then known as Cuesta.  He formulated a rap group named Ghetto Fellaz with his friends. Ghetto Fellaz soon welcomed an additional member and the group changed their name to The Juvenylz.

At the age of 16, Kwesta left school to pursue music full-time.

While still a teenager, Kwesta was added to a local entertainment company, Buttabing’s list of artists.

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His debut album, “Special Rekwest” was released in September 2010.

On September 25, 2013, Kwesta released “DaKAR” (Da King of Afrikan Rap). It listed as number three on the South African iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Charts.

“DaKAR II” was released February 26, 2016.

Some of Kwesta’s well-received singles are, “Nomayini,” “Ngud,” and “Spirit” featuring Nigerian-American rapper, Wale.

 

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