King Monada is a South African musician widely regarded as the king of bolobedu music, a genre originating from his home village of Mokgolobotho in Limpopo. He rose to fame with his viral songs that captured the hearts and minds of millions of fans. He is also a successful entrepreneur, a family man, and a philanthropist. This biography will explore the life and achievements of King Monada, from his humble beginnings to his current status as one of the most influential artists in South Africa.
Early Life and Education
King Monada, whose real name is Khutso Steven Kgatle, was born on November 25, 1992, in Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa. He grew up in Mokgolobotho village near Bolobedu, where he was exposed to music from a young age. He attended Sebone Primary School and Magoza High School but dropped out in Grade 8 to pursue his passion for music.
King Monada Music Career and Achievements
He started his music career in 2005 when he joined a local music group called Makhalabje. He later left the group and formed his own record label, King Monada Music, in 2010. The musician gained popularity with his hit songs “Ska Bhora Moreki” (2016), “Benz” (2017), and “Malwedhe” (2018), which went viral on social media and became anthems for many South Africans. He is known for singing in the Khelobedu language, a local dialect of Northern Sotho.
King Monada has released several albums, such as Molamo (2016), Noka Yao Goma (2020), Wa Mpona Na (2022), Location (2023), and Lemenemene (2023). He has also collaborated with artists such as DJ Tira, Master KG, Makhadzi, and Sho Madjozi. He has won several awards, such as the Best Sepedi Artist, Best Dance Artist, and Entertainer of the Year at the 2018 Limpopo Music Awards and the Favourite Music Artist/Group at the 2020 DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards.
King Monada Personal Life
King Monada is married to Lerato Ramawela and engaged to Cynthia Ntebatse Leon. He has three children: Kgothatso Junior (son), Temoso (daughter), and Nthabiseng (daughter). He lives in a mansion in Mokgolobotho, where he has a recording studio and a car collection.