Singer reaches for air-waves

2018-03-07 06:01
Mokgomotsi DinokePhoto: Teboho Setena

Mokgomotsi DinokePhoto: Teboho Setena

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Young prodigy singer Mokgomotsi Dinoke is living his childhood dream to be a musician of note. The teenager’s concerted effort to make his dream a reality has come with the release of a music album with 12 tracks, called Being A Kiddie to a Grown Kid.

Mokgomotis (16), known by his stage name Pee-shady, was inspired to produce the 12-track album following the success of the release of his first single, “God Bless”. “The single put me in the spotlight,” said Mokgomotsi.

He discovered his dream to be a musician at age 12 while in Gr. 7.

“I began writing my own songs,” he said.

He is a Gr. 11 learner at the Atlehang Secondary School in Bloemfontein.

“I joined a hip-hop crew called Squadii SA. Then in 2014 I started performing live and one of the events was at the Kagisanong Hall.”

To gain experience and knowledge in music he works with different producers and plans working with other upcoming artists in 2018.

“I’m looking forward to working with other international artists,” he said.

Mokgomotsi said he also shot a music video, “Bafana Ba Blomo”, meaning boys of Bloemfontein. The video was directed by @Snappy23g.

According to him he signed under a record label, Cogent Records, and hopes to raise his profile.

“Music is one of the careers I want to pursue. I believe it’s just a matter of time and hard work before my music will be played on the radio. I believe everything is possible if you believe in yourself,” said Mokgomotsi, who is inspired by Cassper Nyovest’s music.


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