Kamo Mphela
Born
Kamogelo Mphela

(1999-11-29) 29 November 1999 (age 21)
Soweto, South Africa
Occupation
  • Dancer
  • Singer
Years active
  • Dancer:
    2018–present
  • Singer:
    2019–present
Musical career
GenresAmapiano
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsKamo Mphela Entertainment
Associated acts
  • Busiswa
  • MFR Souls
  • Major League DJz
  • Killer Kau

Kamogelo Mphela (born 29 November 1999)[1] is a South African dancer and singer. She became an internet celebrity after she posted a video of her dancing on her social media account.[2]

Early life and education

Kamo Mphela was born in Soweto, South Africa where she grew up. She studied Media at the Boston Media House.[3]

Career

Her passion for dancing started at an early age, when she accompanied her father who worked at YFM and at events where she would perform on stage and dance which eventually led to her getting more exposure through live performances. She later became popular by posting videos on Instagram where she displayed her dancing skills.[4] Before pursuing her dancing career, she had tried acting, and was an extra on the TV show Isibaya. She later realized she did not enjoy acting, and started performing as a gig dancer.[3] Her dancing skills eventually got her the name "Queen of Amapiano".[5]

In 2019, she got signed to Major League Music and released her Ep titled, Twentee under the label.[6] She has also released songs such as Suka Emabozen and Menemene and has collaborated with South African singer Busiswa on the single Sbwl[7] and has featured on the MFR Soulz single Amanikiniki ranked No. 1 on Good Hope FM's SA House Music Top 10 Chart.[8][9] She has also performed and worked with local musicians such as Nadia Nakai and Killer Kau. She has been featured as a singer and dancer in the amapiano songs such as Sukendleleni and Labantwana Ama Uber.[3] Apart from amapiano, she has also danced to other South African popular music genres including Gqom, kwaito and pantsula.[4]

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Discography

References

  1. ^ "Kamo Mphela Celebrates 21st Birthday". sarichandfamous.com. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Kamo Mphela bags awesome ambassadorship and shows off her bagging face". briefly.co.za. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Kamogelo Mphela is the new dancing queen in town". iol.co.za. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Kamo Mphela: If you're doing normal things people won't see you as different". Times Live. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  5. ^ "The Rise Of Kamo Mphela – The Girl WIth A Thousand Faces". Zkhiphani. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Major League DJs Signed Kamo Mphela!". Daily Sun. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Busiswa and Kamo Mphela Summon The Summer in New Visuals for Their Single 'SBWL'". Okay Africa. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  8. ^ "MFR Souls release Amanikiniki music video, featuring Kamo Mphela, Bontle Smith and Major League DJz". Just Nje. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  9. ^ "SA House Chart". goodhopefm.co.za. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  10. ^ "Kamo Mphela confirms November release of new EP++". Just Nje. Retrieved 3 December 2020.

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