Hard-worker, Ambitious, a Performer of Art and Respects the game
Born Ayanda Tsela, Kena is a music prodigy with a unique style and creativity and from his own words the originator of Kasi rap music. It all started in Mobeni in 2004 when he first heard Pro spit, then more inspiration came from someone he personally calls a godfather of Swazi hip-hop, Mil-G. He then went on to team up with best friend Inborn (Lwazi Khumalo) and they formed a group called 6049.
They however had to split because Inborn had to go study in South Africa. He then formed a group with his schoolmates (Jona, Ncash and Mbiza, Zoo later joined as the group as Mbiza’s replacement because he also left for South Africa to study. They called themselves Ibutho.He left Ibutho to start a solo career thus resulting to his first solo track "What if” which he says will always be his favorite track.
His first performance was at house on fire, as a poet though. He has performed at: Tinkers, Mavuso, Theater Club, at Ngwenya and also at Mhlambanyatsi Club.
Kena has worked with Earthquake (a music group), worked with Ghetto Villah, worked with Ghost (kasiswaggboi), he has also worked with other upcoming artists.
His first single "Spotlight” earned him his first contract in the music industry with Creativity Parlour, a talent management and booking agency.
Kena has also had major success with his second Single "Tjovo” with made it to number 2 in the local music chart, SBIS 2 Top 20, in its 3rd week at number, and it was voted Brema streets anthem in March 2012 at the Brema hip-hop movement group. Tjovo has gained a lot of momentum with the air-play it has received and the phenomenal fan-base response, staying on the top ten of the SBIS 2 top 20 for over 8 weks concecutively , building up the excitement towards Kena’s much anticipated debut album, dropping later this year, produced by Deeflava for Arbitrator Studios in Matsapha.
"Kena has grown tremendously since joining our roaster, as a performer, an entertainer and an artist. He has grown to be a power house in the local industry, & has earned himself the title of "Mr Ginsa Le Rap”. He is truly a force to be reckoned with, and I would like to send a heartfelt gratitude to the radio and club DJs who play our music, our wonderful supporters, and everyone who loves and appreciate what we do.” – Mpendulo Steven Ndwandwe (Kena’s Manager)
"Life is all about hardworking, determination, loyalty and respect, trust me you will never go wrong”…uyaKENAmosi?
For more info about Kena (Shows, music, latest pics…etc) follow the links bellow:
http:// www.facebook.com /officialkena (page)
KENA MR GINSA LE RAP (group)
http:// www.reverbnation .com/ kasirapartist