What is Kwesta Wealthy?
Kwesta is a South African rapper and songwriter with a net worth of $2 million. Which is equivalent to R28 million South African Rand. However, in 2003, at the age of 15, he and his friends formed a rap group Ghetto Fellaz which then changed to The Juvenylz, in 2003. He is currently signed to his own independent media company known as RapLyf Records with co-founder Kid X.
He released his debut studio album Special ReKwest in 2010 and his second album DaKAR (2013), which peaked number 3 on iTunes South Africa Hip-hop/Rap chart. In February 26, 2016, he released his third studio album DaKAR II, with singles include; “Ngud’,” “Nomayini,” “Day Ones,” “Ngiyazifela Ngawe,” “Mayibabo” and “Mmino” and was certified 7x Platinum by Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA). Having sold 210 000 copies in South Africa, Kwesta became best selling hip hop albums of all-time.
“Spirit” was released, in 2017 featuring American Rapper Wale and was certified platinum by RISA. His accolades include 6 South African Music Awards, 4 South African Hip Hop Awards, 1 MTV Africa Music Awards and 1 Metro FM Awards.
Kwesta who real name is Senzo Brikka Vilakazi was born on 11th August 1988(age 32 years) in Katlehong, Gauteng, a township also known as ‘K1’. He attended Phumlani Secondary School in Katlehong for three years, and later Alafang Secondary School.
He developed an interest in poetry during his high school years and received positive feedback and encouragement from fellow students and teachers. In 2003, Kwesta became a part of the group The Ghetto Fellas later known as The Juvenylz. The group disbanded after two years.
After the group’s disbandment, Kwesta made an agreement with Africa’s Most Southern Record Company for the use of their studios. During this time, Kwesta participated in competitions and events to provide visibility for his brand. He took part in YFM’s Rap Activity Jam MC of the Month competition. He topped ETV’s Shiz Niz Freestyle Kings Special. Also, he performed at The Rand Show, Miss Confidence Show and The Durban Beach Festival.
The rapper dropped out of high school at the age of 16. After which he convinced his mother to give him the taxi fare necessary to get to Buttabing Entertainment’s offices. The meeting resulted in him being added to the record label’s roster marking the beginning of his signed career.
Kwesta earned a judging gig on the Sprite Hip Hoop Tour and a feature on The Ventilation Street Tape in 2007. He was also part of The Nokia Defend Your Street Campaign, where he worked with other artists to create the theme song. In the same year, Kwesta released his inaugural single Sharp Fede. He later released a mixtape in collaboration with DJ C-Live.
In 2010, Kwesta was among the few chosen as Brand SA Ambassadors. He performed during the national roadshows held before the 2010 FIFA World Cup hosted in South Africa. Kwesta worked alongside Kelly Rowland, Jozi and 2Face amongst other artist on the Everywhere You Go anthem for MTN. He also performed during the 2010 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony.
In September 2010, Kwesta released debut studio album titled Special Rekwest. The album featured hit singles such as Babhemi, Flash It, Stomp and Pump It.
Flava received a synch-deal with DStv and got featured in the Loeries TV’s 2011, ad-campaign. Pump It received a synch-deal with DStv and Redds. Stomp was one of the soundtracks for Death Race 3, an America action movie.
On 25 November 2013, Kwesta released his second studio album titled DaKAR (Da King of Afrikan Rap). The album ranked third on the South African iTunes Hip-Hop Charts during its debut.
In 2016, Kwesta released his third studio album titled DaKAR II. The title singles from the album is Ngud’ featuring South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest and Nomayini. The Recording Industry of South Africa certified the album seven times platinum.
On April 30, 2021, Kwesta released his fourth studio album.
Rapper Kwesta and his wife Yolanda Vilakazi welcomed their lil one a few days ago but the baby girl already has five fake Instagram accounts in her name. Mom Yolanda was understandably infuriated when she found out.
The Vilakazis shared their joy at finally being able to hold their baby girl, who they named Kenya Elihle Vilakazi. Little Kenya was born on the November 11 2020.
Kwesta net worth
How Much Kwesta Worth? Kwesta’s net worth is estimated at around $2 million as of 2021. With the success his albums, Kwesta is South Africa’s first rapper to have seven songs ranked on multiple radio charts in the same year. Special Rekwest earned SAMA nominations in 2011 for Best Newcomer and Best Rap Album. (Kwesta net worth).