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Birth name  Senzo Mfundo Vilakazi
Genres  Hip hop
Associated acts  Riky Rick, AKA
Occupation(s)  Rapper, songwriter

Name  Senzo Mfundo
Role  Rapper
Also known as  DaKAR
Albums  DaKAR
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Born  11 August 1988 (age 27)Katlehong, Gauteng, South Africa (1988-08-11)
Origin  East Rand, South Africa
Labels  Urbantainment (currently)
Nominations  South African Music Award for Best Rap Album
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Senzo Mfundo Vilakazi (born 11 August 1988), better known by his stage name Kwesta, is a South African born rapper and songwriter. He was born in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. He is currently signed to Urbantainment.

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His third studio album DaKAR II was released on February 26, 2016.He also went to Phumulani Secondary School for 3 years and had to finish his last two years at Alafang High School

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Early career

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Senzo had taken an interest in poetry during his high school years and received positive feedback and encouragement from fellow students and teachers.

In 2003, Senzo, then known as Quest, and some friends of his formed a group called "Ghetto Fellaz", which shortly after, became known as "The Juvenylz" with an additional member. His crew hoped to be discovered and signed, but it did not happen. Senzo dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to pursue his music career full-time. He started recording his first demo in his home studio. This demo caught the attention of Africa's Most Southern Record Company (AMS), which eventually allowed him to use their recording facilities to allow for young Kwesta to harness his rapping skills.

Kwesta, still a teenager, convinced his mother to give him taxi fare necessary to get to Buttabing Entertainment's offices. This meeting resulted in Kwesta being added to Buttabing Entertainment's roster, co-owned by founding members Shugasmakx and Slikour.

Rise in career

In early 2010, Kwesta was selected to become a Brand SA ambassador performing as the headline act at the nationwide roadshow tour in the run-up to the FIFA World Cup.

Special Rekwest:

Kwesta's debut studio album Special Rekwest was released in September 2010. The first single was "Stomp". Other singles includes "Flash It," "Babhemi," "Flava" and "Pump It". Kwesta was 22 years old during the release of his first album.

DaKAR:

Kwesta's sophomore studio album DaKAR (Da King of Afrikan Rap) was released digitally on November 25, 2013 and debuted on the South African iTunes Hip-hop / Rap Chart at number 3, only behind Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP II and Drake's Nothing Was the Same. The album was well received by fans and music industry insiders.

DaKAR II:

Kwesta's third studio album DaKAR II, which is a double-disc album, was released on February 26, 2016 and was preceded by three major singles, "Nomayini" and "Ngud'", the latter of which, features guest vocals from fellow South African rapper Cassper Nyovest which was released as A Radio-Edit on 23 November 2015 & the music video later dropped early 2016

Personal life

Kwesta was raised by his mother, after his father left the family when Kwesta was only five years old. He can be heard addressing this on his song "Johnnie (Keep Walking)" from his second album DaKAR. He is currently dating his long time girlfriend whom he has been with for six years as of March 2017. They have a child together, a daughter who is named Khai she was born on the 13th of October in 2012.

Mixtapes

  • Unkwestionable" 2009
  • "Rally 4 DaKAR" 2012
  • References

    Kwesta Wikipedia


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