Vudu Ya Kwantu
Vudu Ya Kwantu is a Gauteng based upcoming yet unstoppable act. A fresh blend of Afro-Soul, Reggae sounds infused with Poetry, Dancehall and a touch of Blues. The lead vocalist is a spiritually charged Woman who commands a divine presence on the stage.
Born and bred in Soweto she was naturally baptised in Pan Africanist thought and Black Consciousness from an early age, her singing, live performance and acting career began in high school through a MusikActive programme which was aimed at giving leaners a taste of professional theatre practising.
Kgomotso “Rebel ‘Oman” Letlape has since been involved in mainstream theatre and industrial theatre working as a pioneer member of a dynamic black owned theatre company, MUDAPOTHE (Music, Dance, Poetry, and Theatre) productions from year 2003. In 2012 she received her vocal training certificate from the Born To Be Famous Academy when she decided to pursue a career in the music industry.
Vudu Ya Kwantu is currently cooking her sound in and out of studio whilst building her great repertoire in edutainment where she creates works that raise more awareness about issues pertaining to Gender Equity, Afrocentricity, as well as Afrikan Spirituality.
In her short yet productive history Vudu Ya Kwantu has shared the stage with some notable names in both theatre and music which include Tshedi Moholo from Pop group Malaika, at the Roodeport Theatre where Tshedi was launching her solo Album. She has also been using all available platforms in the reggae scene to showcase her work and ever-growing skills as a performer. Her musical influences are Busi Mhlongo, Miriam Makeba, Nina Simone, Dorothy Masuku and a range of great Reggae musicians like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, The I-Threes, etc.
Her Song Imali is featured on the Mzansi Reggae Sistah edition Volume 2.
All lovers of Reggae, AfroSoul, Poetry, Dancehall, Blues are sure to enjoy.
Spiritual powers of Kgomotso appears on “Summer Night” and Abantu