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INDEPENDENT MUSIC EXPORTERS SOUTH AFRICA: IMEXSA is is proud to offer its export-ready musicians, managers and company representatives export ready training and showcase opportunities: A moving trailer of hope, lead by passion to change lives and make dreams come true, this right here is a movement challenging perceptions of what it takes to be a successful independent musician in South Africa. 
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MK Crew SA

Lekena Tsikoana AKA Westador & Siyanda Hlongwane AKA Mayanda hail from Umlazi in KwaZulu Natal and describe their style as Turn Up Kasi Bang (TKB).

Westador grew up listening to artists like 2 Pac, Nas, Jay-Z and his role model is Lil Wayne.
He started rapping in 2006 and featured with MC’z like Inno, Neo, Mr Money and released the Unlimited Tape under Afro Beat Productions, produced by Killer Bee Mawaza in 2012. In the tape he worked with many MC’z like Black World.
In the past few years, he has teamed up with producer Gsongz and with MC’z like Loops The Rapper, Pyro, Hydro, Roman and many more.

Mayanda grew up listening to Hip Hop Artists like Y-Cliff, TI, & 50 Cent and his role model is Cassper Nyovest. His favourite track by 50 Cent is “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” (2003) and this is where Mayanda realized that he could rap.
He started rapping in 2005 and his 1st track was “Asiqale Ukuqaleni In Isilingo” produced by KBM. He was featured a few times after that until he released his own album in 2010 – Isilingo, under Afro Beat Productions, produced by Killer Bee Mawaza.
Mayanda has opened for Zakwe and Zuluboy and has worked with Black World, Macipoola, Mabulala & Mr Puzzle and now as part of the MK Crew duo.

My Artists Sessions

Thursday, February 9
 

13:30

17:00