Date:09 January 2021 - By: Maanda Bele
Producer, songwriter, rapper, and singer Takalani Nkhumeleni, aka Tea-kay, has finally released his long-awaited hit single, Julius Malema.
The 26-year-old artist from Siloam in Nzhelele said that the song was close to his heart as he felt it would motivate a lot of young people to work hard, so that they could live wealthy lives, just like the president and commander-in-chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema.
“I made this song to inspire young people. I want them to work hard, so they can afford to live like Julius Malema and other people who are living large.”
Tea-kay joined the music industry in 2009. He has been trying to make a name for himself in the industry since then. “I have been knocking on doors, hoping that one day they would open. I am just grateful for artists like Shakes Mrepa, Slide, Lil Ries, Ras Martin and others who have helped me push my dreams,” he said.
Tea-Kay has produced other popular songs, such as Asiwanga ndi wa shango, Tshifhinga featuring Shakes Mrepa and Ras Martin, and Nzhelele 16 with Man-slide and Lil Ries. “I do music because I love music, regardless of the little support we receive from local people. I still try my best to give my fans music, even though sometimes I struggle to have money to pay for studio sessions. I always try my best to get the music to the people, knowing that I’m doing it for the fans.”
Tea-kay is not only a musician. When he is not devoting his time to music, he is a qualified IT support technician. “With me, it has always been education first and music last; you become a better musician when you go to school.”
For music, bookings and collaborations, Tea-Kay can be contacted on Tel 076 059 5269 or visit his Facebook page (Tea-kay Gush Gesh).
Producer, songwriter, rapper, and singer, Tea-kay. Photo supplied.
By: Maanda Bele
Maanda Bele, born and raised in Nzhelele Siloam, studied journalism at the Tshwane University of Technology.
He is passionate about current news and international affairs.
He worked as part of the Zoutnet team as an intern in 2017.
He is currently a freelance journalist specialising in news from the Vhembe district.