V-Mash's only son, Oratile, is a social media sensation


When it comes to the late Vinolia "V-Mash" Mashego and her son, Oratile, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

Social media users know him as "Coachella Randy" but what some may not have known is he's the late icon's only child.

He’s been creating social-media content that has people in stitches. If it’s not his bizarre-looking wigs and outfits, it’s his made-up phrases that will leave you laughing so hard you cry.

Speaking to Move!, he says he didn't expect his videos to become as popular as they have.

The overwhelming response has boosted his confidence. "I was not confident about doing this on social media but when l was with friends, I did it so well and finally decided to put out content," he says.

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Before his mother died, he was very careful about how he wanted to introduce himself in the entertainment industry because he didn't want to live under his mother's shadow.

"I told her that if I go into the industry, I want to do it my way and on my own. I wanted to make sure that people love me for who I am and what I do, not because I am her son," he adds.

It has been almost two months since his mother died and it is hard for him, even though his videos might suggest he's coping fine. "It has been hard. It has been hell, but I am a child of God and that is what my mother taught me," he says.

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Their Games Is Over!!!!!!!!!!!!

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