Kwesta is one of SA’s most prominent figures in the music industry. He has three albums under his belt and has worked with one of the USA’s most noticeable rappers such as, Wale and Rick Ross.
The Katlehong born star, took an interest in poetry during his high school years and received positive feedback and encouragement from fellow students and teachers.[
In 2003, Kwesta, then known as Quest, and some friends, formed a group called “Ghetto Fellaz”, which became known as “The Juvenylz” with an additional member. His crew hoped to be discovered and signed, but this did not happen. Kwesta dropped out of high school at age 16 to pursue his music career full-time. He recorded 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.
Kwesta, still a teenager, convinced his mother to give him taxi fare necessary to get to Buttabing Entertainment’s offices. This meeting resulted in him being added to Buttabing Entertainment’s roster, co-owned by founding members Shugasmakx and Slikour.
He is currently signed to his own Independent and media company known as Rap Lyf with co-founder Kid X. His third studio album Dakar II was released on 26 February 2016. Tune in tonight at 22:30 live on SABC 3. #TSAon3