Kwesta whose real name is Senzo Mfundo Vilakazi was orn on 11th August 1988 in Katlehong, East Rand in South Africa. He is a South African rapper who is popularly known for his debut album ‘Special Rekwest’.
He started his career back in high school as he was involved with poetry before he switched to rap. In 2003 along with a group of friends he formed a hip hop crew called Ghetto Fellaz but later changed its name to The Juvenylz after the addition of a new member.
Kwesta later dropped out of school and pursued a full time career in music. He recorded at his makeshift studio at his home.
In 2005 he met Max of Africa’s Most Southern (AMS) Record Company where he refined his rapping skills and even produced numerous lesser known songs along the way.
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He participated in YFM’s Rap Activity Jam and e.t’s youth programming block’s, Craz-e, Shiz Niz The Freestyle Kings special – and went on to win both. He later moved on to perform at The Rand Show and The Durban Beach Festival.
He completed his demo tape and presented it at Buttabing Entertainment offices in Park Hurst in Johannesburg. Buttabing Entertainment signed him and introduced him to mainstream.
In 2007 he released his first radio single titled “Shap Fede” and followed up with a Mixtape with hip hop DJ C-live.
In 2008 he began work on his debut album while continuing to perform across South Africa with the likes of DJ Naves, Shugasmakx and Slikour.
In 2010 he was selected to be a Brand South Africa ambassador of the 2010 Fifa World Cup and headlined their nationwide roadshow tour.
On July 11, 2010 he performed at the 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa closing ceremony at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) ahead of the final match of the tournament between Netherlands and Spain.
2007: U Got It
2010: Special ReKwest
- Ngiyaz’fela Ngawe
- Day One
- Act Like
- Pray Hard
- Lala Khai
- Boom Shaka Laka
- Afro Trap
- High on Life
- Ready for More
- Thul’ Ujaive
- Let a Nigga Hit
- Mind Fuck
- Shooting Star
- Family Matters
- Make You Go
- One Day
- Hood Rich
- Find a Way
- No Competition
- K1 God