Kwesta: King of SA Hip Hop

There was a time when no one in South Africa even knew his name, however now Kwesta is a renowned artist in Mzansi. Whether it’s because of the voice or the music, we have no idea. However, we just love his music.

Who He is?

Most of us know him by his stage name Kwesta. His real name is Senzo Mfundo Vilikazi. Furthermore, he is both a rapper and songwriter. The star was born in Katlehong, Ekurheleni in Gauteng. At 30 years, he owns his own media company, Rap Lfy with co-founder Kid X.
He is married to Yolanda Mvelase and his daughter’s name is Khai. The two were featured in his hit song, “Ngiyaz’fela Ngawe”.

His Career

The SA Hip Hop Awards were held on Wednesday, and it was definitely his time to shine. He scooped 6 awards including Song of the Year, Best Video, and Best Collabo for his track Spirit with Wale. Apart from these awards, he also earned the Hustler of the Year; Best Digital Sales and Most Valuable. That is many awards for one person. It was no shock that he was crowned the King of Hip Hop. He truly deserved the award.

Picture of Kwesta's new album artKwesta’s Music

He released his first album at just 22 years old, it was called Special Rekwest. A few songs in the album were Flava, Pump It and Babhemi.  In 2013, he released his second album DaKAR (Da King of Afrikan Rap).  This album, unlike the first one, was well received. DaKAR II debuted in 2016. Just like its predecessor, the sequel was well received.
This December however we will be dancing to some of his latest music that is rocking the charts. Vur Vai that was released in September this year. Ziwa Murtu, released in October this year will definitely be on our December playlist as well.