Bolobedu hitmaker Master KG in the right situation and going places
Bolobedu dance keeps churning out hitmakers.
Master KG is the latest to take the music industry by storm. The 22-year-old from Calais village in Tzaneen, Limpopo, was born Kgaugelo Moagi.
At 13 years old, he was already playing with beats on a computer bought by his late uncle. He hooked up with DJ Maebela as they experimented with software.
Music took up so much of his time that he would fake illness so he could stay in his bedroom all day making music, until his mother locked his room and chased him off to school.
By the time Master KG gained the confidence to make a career out of making beats, his arsenal was filled to the brim given the years of practice. In 2016 he ventured out with the single Situation which got Limpopo throbbing with excitement.
He was signed to Open Mic recording company in Midrand which offered him a deal, but insisted he finish his matric, which he did last year.
In January, he reported for duty at Open Mic and presented one of his old instrumentals, Skeleton Move, to stablemate Zanda Zakuza who then wrote the lyrics about never forgetting where one comes from.
The refrain: No matter where you go/ remember the road that will lead you home has struck a chord with music lovers. The video of the song stands at 1.5million views on YouTube and has propelled Master KG to the top of the food chain.
He got three nominations at Limpopo Music Awards including Song of the Year for Skeleton Move.
"I'm really happy. It's not easy to achieve all this at the age of 22. Sometimes I wonder if it's really me doing all this. I get to concerts and people know all my set. It's amazing."
At home, with his days of bunking school behind them and a burgeoning career, his mother and granny are his cheerleaders along with his brother and sister.
In his downtime, Master KG, who says he was inspired by the late Bujo Mojo, enjoys chilling in the studio as well as watching music TV and youth soapies.
"I would like to see my music take me far and travel the world. I'm already recognised in places like Botswana, where I even headline concerts.
"Our music is different; we use unique elements and are proud of our language, Khelobedu."