The municipality honoured him for his superb achievements in the South African music industry.

NGUD‘ hitmaker Kwesta wasn’t just in the house yesterday – the multi-award winning rapper was in the Ekurhuleni city council chambers!


Kwesta, real name Senzo Vilakazi, told Daily Sun: “I’m very happy to be honoured like this by the city. Not even in my wildest dreams did I think it would be possible.The 29-year-old star, who was born in Katlehong, thanked the people of Ekurhuleni for their support.

He said his biggest mission throughout his 10-year career has been to inspire the youth.

Ekurhuleni spokeswoman Sphelele Nxele said the name Kwesta reminded everyone of excellence.

“This year the young man has pushed the boundaries of the South African music industry even further,” she said.

His dance song Ngud‘saw Kwesta walking away with the Highest Airplay of the Year and Best Collaboration awards at the Samas.

He recently released the hit Spirit, featuring American rapper Wale. It has already had over two million hits on YouTube.

Nxele said: “It is for these amazing achievements that the city wishes to honour Kwesta for hoisting the flag high and inspiring a spirit of excellence.

“He has done it not only for the youth of Ekurhuleni but for everyone in South Africa.”

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