King Monada is a popular Khelobedu singer who hails from Limpopo. His music is among the hit sons that has taken South Africa to the next level in the entertainment industry. The music icon and star has been addressed as the king of Khelobedu house music on many occasion.
|Full name||Khutso Steven Kgatle|
|Age||26 years old|
|Place of Birth||Ga-Lekhotho, Tzaneen|
|Label||King Monada music|
The stage name King Monada was given to him by his fans, his real name is Khutso Steven Kgatle.
“This name King Monada comes from my fans, from the people. I got the name before I started making music. Before I could produce, before I could sing, I was a dancer. People gave me different nicknames, but the one that became popular was Monada,” he shared.
With his style of music, King Monada has become a source of inspiration to many singers in Limpopo. Many has adopted his native language, Khelobedu, in their music.
“Khelobedu is a language I started with. On the other side, I was inspired by artists who were using their own languages, artists like Penny Penny and Candy,” he told eNCA during an interview.
He was born on 25th November 1992 in Ga-Lekhotho, Tzaneen in Limpopo. King Monada is 26 years old this year.
He was born into the family of Thandi Matlala, his mother, and Elvis Kgatla, his father. She is currently a worker at Ok Mini Market in Tzaneen. Monada has two older siblings namely Lucky and Michael. He also has two other siblings.
He studied at the Sebone Primary School and Magoza High School. He did not complete his studies after dropping out of school in Grade 8 to purse his music career.
He has a mansion which he built in his village, Mokogoloboto, in Limpopo.
Monada kicked off his career in music as a dancer in 2005. In 2010, he released his first single, Dolly My Love.
He is an independent artiste and is signed to his own record label – King Monada music. “He hopes his label will produce some of the best artists from Limpopo” he told Leihlo la Sechaba.
Monada dropped Ska Bhora Moreki in 2016 and it got played very well on South African radio stations. The song is about not annoying the person who pays the bill because you kind of broke.
According to him, he got his inspiration from the times he used to perform in taverns.
” I am the kind of person who usually sits down with fans before and after shows. I sit down with them and communicate with them. So, I actually got Ska Bora Moreki from my fans,” he told eNCA.
After listening to people arguing about who must buy alcohol that evening, the song inspiration came. This happened when he was in a tavern and sat next to those who argued.
In 2018, he released another hit song he titled, ‘Malwedhe’. The song went viral and inspired the Idibala challenge, people from all over the world took part in the song challenge and posted the videos.
He had performances in the United Kingdom and Europe. He released another single this year (2019) he titled, Benz. The song features popular artists like CK The Dj and Charmza.
He sure loves luxury and has a fleet of German cars in his possession. King Monada cars include a CLK 350 Merc, C63 AMG Merc, Viano Marc and a BMW M4 sedan.
Monada is not only a singer but a father of two children namely Temoso and Junior.
Monada is married to Lerato Ramawela, but has been spotted many times with Cynthia Ntebatse Lion, who was rumored to be his fiance.
The Best Male Artist at the Limpopo Music Awards (Limo).Malwedhe, his song, won Song of the Year. Best Khelobedu single 2018.Song of the year 2018.Best duo/Group collaboration 2018.