Rising star | Malome Vector bags MTV award nomination

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Malome Vector has bagged himself a MTV award nomination.
Malome Vector has bagged himself a MTV award nomination.
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You might have heard him on the hit song ‘Price to Pay’ featuring Miss Pru and Blaq Diamond. Malome Vector has now been nominated for the MTV Africa (MAMA) award in the Listener’s Choice category. 

The hit song ‘Price to Play’ released in May 2020 served as an introduction of the Lesotho born artist to South Africa and the rest of the world.

He is up against Africa’s leading artists such Tiwa Savage of Nigeria,  Focalist and DBN Gogo of South Africa in the awards, which have been postponed.

In his sound, he embraces the Lesotho culture and offers a combination of contemporary Sesotho music fused with Afro Pop.

Despite his new found fame, Bokang Moleli says his journey to ‘stardom’ has not been easy. His music career began at 14 when he was part of school choirs and won school talent shows.

“As much as my career is moving fast right now, I have been pushing my music for almost 10 years with no luck, it is only now that my career is starting to take-off,” he says.

Because of his love for music, he's made South Africa his home as he pursues his dreams. 

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“South Africa is the hub of entertainment – it has a lot of radio stations and platforms to showcase artists and promote their music. 

“I believed that South Africa and the opportunities it offers will allow me to fulfil my dreams,” he says.

The 28 year old songwriter, producer, singer and rapper’s talents got him signed by record label Ambitiouz Entertainment and his debut single ‘Dumelang’ video has over two million views.

His career highlight so far is making a hit song with Miss Pru and Blaq Diamond and he plans to collaborate more with the award-winning artists.

“I was so happy and excited to be part of Price to Pay, I still can’t believe it,” he says.

Following the success of Dumelang, the singer dropped his second song titled ‘Follow’ which occupied the number spot on iTunes in the top Hip-Hop category.

Malome Vector says his dream is to work with Africa’s self-proclaimed giant ‘Burna Boy’ and the likes of Wizkid.

“Right now my focus is working with the artist I have collaborated with such as Blaq Diamond & Miss Pru and eventually collaborate with the likes of Burna Boy and Wizkid.”

“My goal is to be the biggest star in Africa, and I aim to achieve that within the next few years,” he adds.

His debut album is finished, he says and will soon be released. 

In the meantime, he gave fans a teaser with the release of the single, ‘Nobody’, which is derived from the famous struggle song.

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The song tells the story of a young man who is in love with a beautiful girl that he wants to marry but the relationship is forbidden.  

“Nobody is based on a struggle but I remade it into a love song and I started working on it around 2017 – 2018,” he says.


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