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Entertainment - Date: 14 August 2020
Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho / Viewed: 986
Kay-Gee Splodge is a young singer, rapper, and composer whose talent speaks volumes. He sings in a wide range of genres, and seems to excel in Afro-pop, hip-hop and kwaito.
A resident artist at Waya Waya Entertainment, Kay-Gee Splodge was born Kagiso Marvin Maphakela.
“I always put all my energy into any project I find myself working on, and that’s what makes me an excellent artist whose work touches lives,” he said. “I wake up each morning to put my feet on the ground and take giant steps forward to make a difference for my benefit and the benefit of my fellow humans.”
He discovered his talent in church as he grew up singing in Sunday school. He was only 11 when he started taking music and singing seriously. “Music means the world to me,” he said. “It makes me think about how it relates to life – because music is a way to express yourself.”
He stated that he had come realise that music worked as a medium to carry and address a wide range of social ills. “We can use it, via lyrics or socialising, to either fight crime or uplift the lives of youths who have missed the right path in life,” he said.
He was mentored by his manager, Thomas Ramaleba, and he is ever thankful to him for the continued support. “For inspiration, I look up to the music and activities of Cassper Nyovest and AKA because they are able to utilise music for a good cause,” he said. “They remain focused.”
Kay-Gee Splodge is known for hits such as Hamba Nawe, U Combo, Sthandwa Sam, Nomathemba, Wanga, Special Somebody, On My Way, No Feelings, and The Way.
Those interested in the music of Kay-Gee Splodge can reach him on 079 858 4397.
Kay-Gee Splodge is a young singer, rapper, and composer. Picture supplied.
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.