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Artist’s podcast helps community

Lezza signs other artists to his record label, Grind Records.

A musician from the dusty streets of Villa Liza is expanding his wings in the entertainment industry by being versatile and looking at his career in a broader space.

Hendrick Lesetja Kgomo, popularly known as Lezza, is a hip hop artist, music producer, vocalist, rapper, sound engineer, record label owner, cinematographer, photographer, podcaster and YouTuber.

He was born and bred in Villa Liza, where he started his career with his father’s laptop.

Lezza borrowed it every time he returned from school to record his songs and teach himself how to deejay.

“Those moments were fun, but as I look back, I realise I never stopped making music. Those moments built me and made me the artist I am today,” said Lezza.

His first gig came as a surprise to him.

“On December 24, 2010, at Ha Seleka in Limpopo, my cousin was deejaying on his laptop using the software VirtualDJ.

“He asked me to take over the set for him. I was hesitant because I didn’t know how to deejay, but he showed me a few things and told me to go for it. I couldn’t believe what came from me and felt it was something I was destined to do.”

Lezza has a record label, Grind Records, with two artists – T.R.U.T.H (Tshepiso Nxumalo) and D.A.G (Sechaba Mokhali).

Both want their music to contain a message because they believe music is storytelling.

Lezza says he doesn’t want to limit his abilities to only music but wants his brand, Lezza, to grow in the entertainment industry.

He recently started a podcast called 4DaKulturePodcastSouthAfrica.

“The podcast is meant to uplift people from the community as we capture episodes from kasi business owners, people making a change in the community and people living in the community, and get their side of life’s experiences in their neighbourhood from hardships to all the good times. We are a versatile podcast willing to engage in any topic spoken or unspoken 4DaKulture of it,” said Lezza.

He hopes to find more people supporting his music and his brand.

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