Meet teenage phenomenon, Joda Kgosi

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Joda Kgosi’s passion shines through in her music. Photo: Supplied
Joda Kgosi’s passion shines through in her music. Photo: Supplied


Joda Kgosi is stirring up the industry with her sultry voice. This winter, alternative R&B was introduced to a new catchy voice with honest lyrics and melodies that seem to touch the hearts of young and old alike.

At just 18 years old, Kgosi is on track to become a pioneer of alternative R&B in South Africa. Her ability to tell the true complexities of the woes of love at her tender age is mind-blowing.

With her breakout hit single Truth Is, Kgosi proved that she is here to keep her R&B predecessors’ legacy alive.

With a raspy yet soothing tone, her voice is reminiscent of greats such as Jill Scott and Erykah Badu, while still staying on trend with sounds that remind us of Summer Walker and our very own Elaine.

Having started her singing career at the age of 15 covering popular songs on Instagram, Kgosi decided to take her destiny into her own hands and release her debut single Lunatic.

The songstress tells #Trending what inspires her: “Making my dreams come true. If you have a dream, you have to go for it, you can’t just sit and chill and expect things to happen.”

Kgosi writes lyrics that tug at the heartstrings of all music-lovers: “I’m tired of feeling like I don’t have a voice/ I’m tired of feeling like I don’t have a choice, I’m tired of your apologies,” she sings in Truth Is.

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