Khutso Steven Kgatle, better known by his stage name King Monada, is a South African singer, songwriter, and record producer.[2] He rose to fame after the release of his 2016 single "Ska Bhora Moreki" and "Malwedhe" (2018), which peaked #9 iTunes Chart and #54 Apple Music Chart.[3] He is known for singing in the Khelobedu language,[4] which are local dialects of Northern Sotho.[5]

King Monada
Birth nameKhutso Steven Kgatle
Born (1992-11-04) November 4, 1992 (age 31)[1]
Tzaneen, South Africa
  • Khelobedhu house
  • Afro-pop
Years active2005-present

Life and career edit

Khutso Steven Kgatle was born on 25 November 1992 in Tzaneen in Limpopo. Monada has two brothers and two other siblings. He attended school at Sebone Primary School and Magoza High School where he dropped out in Grade 8 to pursue his career in music.[2] On 9 November 2018, Malwedhe was released and voted #2 on Ukhozi FM Song Of The Year.[6] Makhadzi is sibiling.

Personal life edit

He is married to Lerato Ramawela and Cynthia Nthebatse Leon.[2][7]

Discography edit

Achievements edit

Year Awards Category Results Ref.
2018 LIMA Best Khelobedu single Won [citation needed]
Song of the year Won [8]
Best duo/Group collaboration Won [8]
2020 Dstv MVCA Favourite Music Artist/Group Won [9]

References edit

  1. ^ "King Monada turns a big 29".
  2. ^ a b c Kinuthia, Peter (30 January 2020). "Here is all about King Monada: The king of Bolobedu music".
  3. ^ "Malwedhe - King Monada". Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  4. ^ "King Monada gets people moving on the dance floor". SowetanLIVE. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  5. ^ "King Monada Ex Yaka". Afrobeatza. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  6. ^ "5 Essential Bolobedu House Tracks to Check Out If You Love 'Jerusalema' by Master KG". okayafricasite.
  7. ^ "Second queen joins Monada's castle". SowetanLIVE.
  8. ^ a b "Sho Madjozi, King Monada lead Limpopo Music Awards nominations". SowetanLIVE. 27 August 2019.
  9. ^ Staff Reporter (15 March 2020). "DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards 2020: Here are all the winners". GQ.