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Ntate Stunna’s star keeps rising


Seabata Mahao

Popular rapper, Ntate Stunna, has been enjoying a steady career trajectory since he blew up in 2014, but 2022 saw him scaling new heights.

In November 2022, the artist whose real name is Thaabe Letsie, was featured in one of the biggest songs currently titled ‘Stimela’ by Welkom-based duo, 2Point1 together with Nthabi Sings in time for the festive season.

The smash hit topped charts in both South Africa and Lesotho on digital platforms, radio stations, and television music shows.   

Earlier in 2022 he dropped ‘Basali Ba Batho’ which was a single.

He also landed an endorsement deal with KFC as a brand ambassador alongside Morena Sway and Jennie Kay.  He also clinched another deal as the Vodacom Lesotho brand ambassador.

Ntate Stunna was also featured in the line-up of Cassper Nyovest’s concert ‘Fill Up ‘Mabatho Stadium’ on December 3, last year, in North West Province, South Africa alongside compatriot, Malome Vector.

In an exclusive interview, Ntate Stunna told Newsday, that it had not been an easy journey, as he had to contend with countless challenges.

“It’s been a rough journey, the challenges are endless, but we just keep on and deal with them as they come because where there is a will, there is always a way,” Ntate Stunna said.

He said he remains relevant due to his ability to adapt and rap about things relatable to him.

“I have been able to keep myself rooted with life therefore my life still influences my music hence I will always make relatable music that other people can find very relevant.

“I have not collaborated much in my career, but all the collaborations I have ever done, I believe stood out. So 2023 we are doing a lot of collaborations.”

He is already working on a collaboration with South African rapper Emtee in what is expected to be a great production.

Stunna burst onto the local music in 2014 with the release of his debut single ‘Mookho’ and has been steadily rising and solidifying his place in the music industry.

It was in 2019 when he garnered an international following in South Africa after the release of his freestyle video titled ‘Tsa bolepi,’ where he impersonated an on-screen the weatherman in Sesotho language.   

The rapper said his mission is to get better at what he does every day. 

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