Biography

Mahlatse Maphosa

Mahlatse Maphosa was born and raised in Thokoza, Ekurhuleni. Her long resume includes but is not limited to national and international performances with Benjamin Dube, Sipho “Hot Stix” Mabuse, Tshepo Tshola, Themba Mkhize, Sibongile Khumalo and Gospel In Me at Native Ryhthms. She was part of a musical collaboration that pitted her with high ranking names. The likes of Caiphus Semenya, Letta Mbuli, Busi Mhlongo, Phuzekhemisi, Ringo Madlingozi
and Yvonne Chaka Chaka.

 

Big name producers she has collaborated with include Joe JB Arthur, Sello “Chicco” Twala and Sipho Sithole. She is responsible for the now iconic Thobela FM music slogan “Moshito O Tshwela Pele”. She has also done voice overs for Morvite, Koo and Joko Tea in Sepedi and Sesotho, as well as dubbing for puppets at Presto Post.

 

In 1999, Mahlatse acquired a one year international contract with Maurice Fresco of the Entertainment AssociatesAgency. Her duties included performing cover songs at the White Swan Hotel in China, and the same the following year at the Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort in Egypt.

 

Mahlatse has collaborated with Louis Mhlanga and Concord Nkabinde on the Grassroots project that was showcased at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

 

Theatre is another area of potential for Mahlatse as her resume speaks for itself. She has been featured in Isithukuthuku, a play directed by renowned Playwrite Walter Chakela. She has also featured in anAfrica song and dance spectacular, Troupe, directed by Sello Galane and Zenzi Mbuli.

 

Besides performing, Mahlatse has worked as a Continuity Supervisor in the short film Impendulo, directed by Mr Mkhomazi Mashinini. She has also adjudicatedthe 100 Ekurhuleni Shining Stars, led by Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina in December 2018.

Mahlatse is currently working on her debut album that will showcase her Piano, Vocal, Production and Songwriting talents to loyalists and newbies alike. Her sound and style is influenced by a plethora of famous musicians who she is afraid of naming for fear of leaving one out. These various influences are the blueprint for her diversified and experimental musical style. She continues to perform as a live solo artist doing what she does best. Captivating souls.

~ Music is Life

Mahlatse Maphosa