DJ Speedsta

DJ Speedsta
Background information
Birth nameLesego Nkaiseng
Also known asSpeedy
Born (1992-05-04) 4 May 1992 (age 30)
Vaal Triangle, Gauteng, South Africa[1]
OriginJohannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • TV Personality
Years active2008–present
Websitewww.djspeedsta.joburg

Lesego Nkaiseng (born 4 May 1992), better known as DJ Speedsta, is a South African DJ and TV personality from Johannesburg, South Africa. He is best known for his hit single, "Mayo".[2]

Career

In April 2015, he joined YFM to host two shows includes: The Hip Hop Floor and Hot 9Nine – Hip Hop.[3] In 2017, he also joined Metro FM to host Absolute Hip Hop alongside Luthando Shosha.[3] On January 25, 2019, his debut studio album Bottlebrush Street was released.[4] The album features Zoocci Coke Dope, Casper Nyovest and Riky Rick.[5] At the 2019 DStv Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards he was nominated for Favourite DJ.[6] Following year at the 2020 South Africa Hip Hop Awards, he was nominated for Best DJ.[7]

On July 9, 2021, he co-host SABC 1 music show Live Amp alongside with DJ Lamiez.[8]

In 2021, he co-hosted season 6 of the talent show competition 1's and 2's on SABC 1.[9]

On August 13, 2021, his single "Pardon My French" featuring Zoocci Coke Dope & Lucasraps was released.[10] Speedsta received a nomination for DJ of the Year at the 2021 South African Hip Hop Awards.[11]

Discography

Studio albums

  • Bottlebrush Street (2019)

Mixtapes

Mixtape Title Mixtape Details
The Guy: Episode 1 - Season 23[12]

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2018–present Live Amp Himself Host
1's and 2's Himself Co-host

Awards and nominations

Year Award Ceremony Prize Work/Recipient Result
2014
South African Hip Hop Awards 2014 DJ of the Year[13] Himself Nominated
2015
South African Hip Hop Awards 2015 Best Collabo[14][15] Special Somebody (featuring Cassper Nyovest, Riky Rick and Anatii) Nominated
DJ of the Year[14][15] Himself Nominated
Video of the Year[14][15] Special Somebody (featuring Cassper Nyovest, Riky Rick and Anatii) Nominated
2016
South African Hip Hop Awards 2016 DJ of the Year[16] Himself Won
2017
16th Metro FM Music Awards Best Collaboration[17] Mayo (featuring Yung Swiss, Tellaman, Shane Eagle and Frank Casino) Nominated
Best Hit Single[17] Mayo (featuring Yung Swiss, Tellaman, Shane Eagle, and Frank Casino) Nominated

References

  1. ^ "Show us your hood: DJ Speedsta". Gauteng Tourism Authority. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Congrats flood in for DJ Speedsta as his single Mayo goes gold". channel24. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b "DJ Speedsta joins Metro Fm to host a new show with Lootlove | YoMzansi".
  4. ^ Ntsinde, Mandisa. "NEW: DJ Speedsta Drops Long Awaited Debut Album, Bottlebrush Street". Zkhiphani.
  5. ^ "Listen to DJ Speedsta's new album, BottlebrushStr". 28 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Mzansi Magic - The DStvMVCA Favourite DJ nominees are dynamite!". Mzansi Magic. 11 December 2019.
  7. ^ Seroto, Butchie (13 December 2020). "SA Hip Hop Awards 2020: All the winners | Music In Africa". Music In Africa.
  8. ^ Mbhele, Sandisiwe. "The Celebs that 'Live Amp' gave us - The Citizen". The Citizen. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  9. ^ "Speedsta And DJ Tira Join 1s And 2s Season Six - ZAlebs". Zalebs. 14 March 2021.
  10. ^ "DJ Speedsta Drops New 'Pardon My French' Joint Ft. Zoocci Coke Dope & Lucasraps | Hype Magazine". Hype Magazine.
  11. ^ "Full list of 2021 SA Hip Hop Awards nominees | Fakaza News". Fakaza News. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  12. ^ "CHECK OUT DJ SPEEDSTA'S NEW THE GUY MIXTAPE". SA Hip Hop Mag. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  13. ^ "SOUTH AFRICAN HIP HOP AWARDS 2014". SA Hip Hop Awards. Retrieved 30 January 2017.[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ a b c "Nomination List 2015". South African Hip Hop Awards. Retrieved 30 January 2017.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ a b c Cashville, Willy. "South African Hip Hop Awards: 2015 SAHHA WINNERS". Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  16. ^ "FULL LIST: SA Hip Hop Awards winners". channel24. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  17. ^ a b "Metro FM Music Awards 2017 Nominees – See Full List!". Mytvnews. Retrieved 30 January 2017.

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