Donald Moatshe

By admin
02 November 2013

Donald Moatshe is the South African singer with one of the biggest singles in the country right now. “I Deserve” catapulted the young lad to stardom and became somewhat of a club anthem. Donald has written songs for the likes of Kelly Khumalo and Kwela Tebza. In 2009, under DJ Cleo‘s Will of Steel Productions, he released his debut album Just Donald with the hit-single, “Know you Better”.

He later left the label and was quoted in published reports, “ I took a long time thinking about it and made a life changing decision so that I could grow not just as an artist, but as a business man as well,”. In 2011 he started his own recording label, D-Exclusive. It’s now 2012 and the talented artist simply known as Donald just recently released his second album,Train of Love, of which “I Deserve” is the chart-topping lead single.

The album has a strong dance music influence, “I felt like I knew enough about the industry and I started working on my new album. I’m a songwriter and a vocalist. I felt that I hadstrategise the whole Donald-brand and become more ‘young’ – more current. I felt like I was neglecting the younger market. I decided I was going to make vocal dance-music,” he said in reports.

His singles off the album “Over the Moon” and “Your Joy” were favourites amongst African audiences. In 2013 he, alongside Toya De Lazy was nominated for a BET award against Nigeria's 2Face Idibia and Ice Prince, Ghana's R2Bees and Radio, and Weasel from Uganda.