By Staff Writers
Maseru, Aug 04 (The Night’s Watch) – Lesotho-born rapper, singer, songwriter and producer, Malome Vector, has set a record of being the first Mosotho artist to have the fastest video to reach over 700 000 views on YouTube in a month.
As of the time of writing, the Dumelang video had been viewed 755,000 times. The video premiered on YouTube on June 30, 2020, and features South African afro-pop duo Blaq Diamond.
Made up of Ndumiso Mdletshe and Sphelele Dunywa, Blaq Diamond fuses Maskandi, Mbube and other traditional elements into their pop-leaning iteration of afro soul.
Malome Vector, whose real name is Bokang Moleli, moved to Johannesburg in South Africa from Lesotho last year to pursue his dream of becoming a star.
This was after securing a deal with the lucrative South Africa label Ambitiouz Entertainment – owned and founded by Khosi Mahumapelo, a brother to the South African politician, Supra Mahumapelo.
The record label was founded in 2015 boasting of three unknown acts, namely Emtee, Fifi Cooper and B3nchMarq. In just a few months, these acts were considered some of the biggest names in the South African music industry.
However, the record label went under much scrutiny after artists Fifi Cooper, B3nchMarq, A-Reece and Flame left the label in a very public and ugly fight.
Malome Vector, together with Blaq Diamond, were also featured on Miss Pru DJ’s latest hit single “Price To Pay”, which has now reached over 1.3 million views on YouTube in less than three months. NW