Refentse Morake burst onto the Afrikaans music scene when he was filmed singing a popular Afrikaans song, De La Rey in Vereeniging.
His rise to fame has since been breaking barriers and bringing people of all cultures, races and ages together through his music.
In 2015, now 19-year-old Morake was filmed by Cecilia Marchionna while singing some Afrikaans songs.
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Briefly.co.za learned from The South African that Morake was recently interviewed by eNCA as part of the media house’s Hertiage Day celebrations.
During his interview, Morake said his dream was to break barriers in the Afrikaans music industry. He also hoped this would bridge racial gaps in South Africa. Little did 15-year-old Morake know his music would do just that.
When he starts singing, his raspy and beautiful voice breaks all the barriers.
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Morake said if you believe in your craft, others will too and told his fans not to be afraid o show people their skills.
The musician then went on to say Afrikaans is an African language, just like isiZulu, Sesotho and Setswana. He said it belongs to all South Africans, not just one race group.
Dozi, another popular Afrikaans musician who also speaks fluent Zulu, praised Morake, saying he’s a force to be reckoned with on stage.
Dozi said he likes Morake and saw him on YouTube. He said a woman then called him and encouraged him to sing with Morake.
Morake’s exciting journey is far from over. The young musician released his new album, Deur My Venster, earlier this year.
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