The biography of Maglera Doe Boy, a South African rapper and songwriter known for his songs that blend hip hop, Motswako, and West Coast Gangster rap influences. He has collaborated with artists like Khuli Chana, Boity, Cassper Nyovest, and Dee Koala. Maglera has also won two South African Hip Hop Awards in 2022 for Best Remix and Best Male. He is currently signed to Universal Music South Africa and Mythrone Records.
Maglera Doe Boy, real name Tokelo Moyakhe, was born on 3 August 1993 in Reitz, Free State, South Africa. He grew up in the township of Kanana, North West province, where he started rapping at the age of ten.
Maglera Doe Boy Music Career
Maglera Doe Boy was influenced by artists like Brickz, Mapaputsi, Ma-Orange, Gumshev, and Zola. He started recording in studios at a young age and worked with many Afro-Pop legends.
In 2015, he released his debut EP Progression, which was praised by Hype Magazine as one of the top 5 underrated EPs and mixtapes of the year. He gained national attention after collaborating with Khuli Chana on the song All Hail, which featured on Khuli’s album One Source. He also caught the eye of Cassper Nyovest, who invited him to perform at his Fill Up The Dome concert in 2015.
Breakthrough and Success
In 2020, Maglera Doe Boy released his debut album 2Player (The Digital Score), which was a concept album inspired by video games and anime. The album featured guest appearances from Boity, 25K, Reason, and others. It received critical acclaim and was nominated for Best Hip Hop Album at the South African Music Awards. He also released a short film titled Maglera Doe Boy Presents: 2Player (The Digital Score) to accompany the album.
In 2021, Maglera Doe Boy followed up with another album called Anjos, which means angels in Portuguese. The album was a tribute to his late mother and his hometown of Kanana. It featured collaborations with Dee Koala, Focalistic, pH Raw X, and others. It also won him two South African Hip Hop Awards for Best Remix and Best Male.
Maglera Doe Boy Personal Life
Maglera Doe Boy is married to Nthabiseng Mokoena, who is a fashion designer and entrepreneur. They have a son named Thabo, who was born in 2019. He is also a devout Christian and often incorporates his faith into his music.