Kaycee hip-hops to fame

2016-03-09 06:00
HIP-HOP artist Mandintja “Kaycee De West” Lesesa (26) hails from the Boiketlo Village in Qwaqwa .Photo: Tladi Moloi

HIP-HOP artist Mandintja “Kaycee De West” Lesesa (26) hails from the Boiketlo Village in Qwaqwa .Photo: Tladi Moloi

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QWAQWA. – Mandintja Lesesa (26), a hip-hop artist who hails from the Boiketlo Village in Qwaqwa, has been nominated for the South African Upcoming Music Award (Sauma) and needs your vote.

Lesesa, who is known in the industry as “Kaycee De West”, will represent the Free State as a female hip-hop artist at the awards ceremony which will be held in Johannesburg in April.

The venue and date are yet to be confirmed.

Apparently, she is the only female artist from the Free State who has been nominated and she believes that through the help of the Free State community she would surely come home with an award.

“I just need people to vote in numbers. I know they can do it. I am not going there for me, but I am going to represent the province. I am positive towards everything and their votes could fuel me on,” she said.

To vote for Kaycee SMS: SAUMA3 kdw009 to 33903. You can vote as many times as you want and voting lines will be closed on 9 April.

Kaycee, who completed her matric in 2006 at the Seotlong Agricultural School in Qwaqwa, said she enjoyed life with hip-hop music.

She said she knew that it was very rare that one would find a female in the industry, but she had decided to go for it.

“I have tried to be a vocalist, but I failed. But since I have joined the hip-hop industry I have grown as a person. The music gives me a chance to express myself. I have been on a local radio station and people recognise my music,” she said.

She said the nomination had motivated her a lot. It showed that her hard work had never gone unnoticed.

“I want to have my own record label in a few years. I am someone who likes to be exposed to new challenges. I have established an entertainment production which currently has ten local artists,” Kaycee said, who studied Primary Agriculture at the Maluti Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College in Qwaqwa.

Nthabeleng Moletsane, Kaycee’s manager, said she was happy that Kaycee had grown and they were starting to see the results of her hard work.

“She has potential. I see her as one of the best artists in the world and believe me, she is very close to that. I am always there to give her strength and the marketing she needs. We believe that the nomination is the beginning of good things to come. We request all people to please vote for the young Kaycee,” she pleaded.

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