It’s not often with a guy who’s been there done that and gone on to become a famous rapper, actor, influencer and entrepreneur — and his story isn’t automatically ring-around-the-rosy.
Born and bred in the dusty streets of taung (mokasa 2) a platinum province in the north west that has produced many successful musicians and actors in the industry. He grew up in soweto to fulfill his studies and mission to be become an icon.
Tshepo Modise eventually got his big break into the industry an an early age as a dancer , choreographer and hype man for established musicians such as Zola 7, stoan Seete from bongo maffin fame and jub jub . He then had a few feature with Emtee , red button Maraza to name a few.
In 2015 he released “bana ba” which features multi-award winning Emtee, red button , Kay E and Bruno from Etv’ s Rhythm city with over 250 000 downloads and 500.000 views combined achievements.
Affectionately known by his peer and fans as Cruz Afrika , founded a PR company Afrika hotlines, which sees upcoming artist’s welfare on the mainstream.
Beyond covid 19 will be launching a cell phone App “unsigned talent tv” which is already on google play stores . He is a brand ambassador for 2 influencer companies and will officially announce his endorsement deal with 3 main brands.
He will be launching “half of me”, a much anticipated Ep , promotes side chick and Buya which tops the charts of Bcr’s hits three weeks in a row.
He realised a reality show “reaction with Cruz Afrika” and appearance on a new movie Bhuti madlisa 3 including local movie which will be aired on dstv Mzantsi movies.
A Sama 25th award nominee 2019 and currently BEA nominee for best Artist , best Influencer and best music video for “Buya” which features the legendary Zola 7.
He will be performing at 2020 BEA’s , hit single “Shaka Zulu” .
“Shaka Zulu is a hip hop heavy weight song with African Zulu elements although it’s a song created to capture what the iconic South African legend represents” and as a proud African I had to do it for the kids and the hip hop culture.” he expressed.
He tweeted: ” catch me live daar so…tell a friend to tell a friend”
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