WHO IS dj SPEEDSTA?
Lesego, more popularly known as DJ Speedsta was born and raised in Vanderbjilpark in the Vaal.
After he matriculated from Vaalpark Articon high school Speedsta had decided that the big city was
where he was headed and he moved to Johannesburg In 2011.
The first gig he bagged in 2011 was a show that aired on Soweto TV. A year later still trying to make
a name for himself in the industry Speedsta released his first single with Cassper Nyovest titled
‘Mostwak hooray’. In that same year in 2012 he got his first job as a radio host on the online radio
station Transafrica Radio.
With the release of his 3rd single ‘Don’t worry’ in 2014 DJ Speedsta was slowly moving from new kid
on the block to more of a household name in the industry. He also released his first mixtape in 2014
with Hype magazine as well a one-page feature in the magazine.
The year 2015 rolled in and proved to be a big year for DJ Speedsta. He released his follow up single
‘Special somebody’ which was a huge cLub banger in South Africa. He went on to release his second
mixtape titled ‘The Guy - 016 to the world’ and joined Yfm radio station as radio host.
In 2015 not only did he release one of the biggest songs in South Africa, he also became the 3rd
South African DJ to ever grace the cover of Hype magazine following the likes of heavy hitters in the
game Ready D and DJ Dimplez. He was also nominated in the “DJ OF THE YEAR” Category at the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards
With the release of Mayo in 2016 which was nominated for “Best Collaboration” at the 2016 Metro
FM awards DJ Speedsta was fast becoming a force to be reckoned with in the industry. He joined
Vuzu Tv as a show host and started the DJ Speedsta foundation in 2016. He was nominated a second
time for the ‘Dj of the year’ award at the South African hip hop awards in 2016.
Having created a name for himself in the industry and numerous successful collaborations, DJ
Speedsta finally walked away with the award for ‘Dj of the year’ after being nominated a third time
at the South African hip hop awards. His single Mayo went gold in 2017 and following the success of
Mayo he released two singles titled “I don’t know” and “Vicky”. He subsequently joined Metro Fm
radio as the host of ‘Absolute Hip Hop” alongside Lootlove & once again won the “DJ OF THE YEAR”
Award at The South African Hip Hop Awards.
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2018, Speedsta got his biggest job to date. He is now the presenter for the biggest music show in
South Africa – Live AMP on Sabc 1, As if that was not enough he went on to release a hit song with
Okmalumkoolkat – Combos’s Communicating.
At the young age of 26, DJ Speedsta is definitely a force to be reckoned with. As he would say “Im
Just getting started” – The future is looking good for the young Vaal Boy.
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