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How Kwesta is balancing life, fame & his burning passion for music

After 16 years in the music business, rapper Kwesta has had a fair share of good and bad experiences but he wouldn’t change a thing.

“It has been perfect but obviously it’s had its fair share of success, shortcomings, problems, and turbulence and I think those are the types of ingredients you need to have anything worth having for 16 years,” he told the publication.

As one of Mzansi’s most celebrated rappers, Kwesta, real name Senzo Vilakazi, has had to learn to navigate fame and admits that juggling stardom and his personal life has not been an easy journey.


“There’s the human aspect of things that I am Senzo, then there’s the Kwesta aspect of things. Differentiating between that is a personal struggle, so much so that sometimes it will get you to the point of depression because you never know when to switch on and switch off. Then people that you know start calling you a stranger and then the fans that you cater for start calling you absent.”

While his long-standing friends who grew up with him might not easily understand the sacrifices that come with being in showbiz, Kwesta has made more friends with people pursuing the same career.


From rapper Kid X, to Amapiano sensation Kabza De Small, Kwesta’s circle has been growing bigger.

“I should be able to pick up the phone when I’m struggling with my own personal issues as Senzo. I should be able to call a friend, I don’t want to call an artist at that time, I want to call a friend who can help me about with the situation that I am going through. I have friends in the industry.”


In other news – Faith Nketsi’s husband on the run as he flees his Hyde Park mansion

Troubled business mogul Nzuzo Njilo is allegedly on the run after the South African Police Service issued a warrant of arrest against him. A local publication has it that Njilo has since vacated his multimillion-rand Hyde Park mansion in the leafy suburbs of Johannesburg amid a police search.

Nzuzo Njilo and Faith Nketsi

Reports have it that the mansion was sold over a month ago. In the wake of these developments, little is known about his whereabouts, given that the mansion’s address was his last known address. Learn More

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