Pretoria Twins Share How Growing Up as Orphans Fuelled Their Passion for Music

Pretoria Twins Share How Growing Up as Orphans Fuelled Their Passion for Music

- A dynamic duo recently shared with Briefly News an encouraging story about how they grew up as orphans but went on to succeed

- According to the musical twins, they grew up in a Pretoria orphanage but did not allow this to stunt their growth

- They now have a flourishing career in the South African hip hop arena and have shared the stage with many popular artists

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29-year-old Makwa and Makwanywane Leopa from Pretoria recently inspired Briefly News after sharing how they grew up as orphans living in a Pretoria orphanage. According to the twins, they never allowed this hard start in life to stop that from reaching for their dreams of becoming musicians.

Pretoria Twins Share How Growing up as Orphans Fueled Their Passion for Music
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"We are an upcoming twin rap crew, raised in an orphanage in Pretoria. We did not, however, let that be an obstacle or an excuse to fail," say the twins.

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They have now gone on to feature on a number of popular South African TV shows such as Jika Majika and Friends Like These, which have helped them gain some exposure and familiarise themselves with being on stage.

Not only that, but they have also graced the stage with popular local artists such as Khuli Chana, Zahara and Dr Malinga. The hardworking twins have just released a new single and ae currently mastering an EP.

Speaking to Briefly News, the twins said they hope their music inspires young minds.

"We hope through our story people learn the beauty or rather power of giving back. We hope our music inspires the young minds, the unfortunate and the hopeless.
"Our dream in the near future is to see our independently owned supply and services company grow. Our dream in the far future is to run the largest property companies in Africa, which we are already currently working on. In the mix of it we would like to own a shelter that supports dedicated young people, coming from homes of safety/ Orphanages who just finished matric and wish to study further."

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The brothers also encouraged other young South Africans to follow their dreams, adding:

"It`s important to take charge of your life, do not allow your environment/ situation to limit the beauty of your dreams. the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. A positive attitude paves a path to success.
"Forever hold your head high and carry yourself with pride, the situation you might be in, does not define/determine the person you could be in the future. Success is not made for those who want to be felt sorry for. It all lays with you, you have the ability to make the necessary change in your life. If we can do it so can you."

In other inspiring Briefly News reports, acts of kindness are in abundance lately. People have stepped up to help the needy in these trying times. A woman recently took to social media to thank "an angel" who donated 12 brand new laptops to an orphanage in Harare.

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Twitter user Advocatemahere shared a post posing with the donation:

"Two days ago, I appealed for 10 second-hand laptops for an orphanage. An angel donated 12 brand new ones that I collected straight from the store. I handed the laptops to the Director of Christ Ministries Orphanage, Dr Leddie Makoni, who has put hundreds of kids through school."

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Marilynn Manuel I am an experienced journalist with a keen interest in helping people tell their stories and writing content that inspires readers. When I’m not in front of my laptop producing viral articles for my publication, I find myself submerged in a fitness routine or trying new wellness smoothies. When I need some down time, I find that devouring a good book is equally as satisfying as reaching my health goals. Above all, I am a mom to a cute baby boy.