Speedsta is a South African hip hop disc jockey and television and radio personality. He has been in the entertainment industry for more than a decade. Well, apart from being the king of airwaves, DJ Speedsta has an intriguing story that is unveiled here.
Fame, at times, comes with numerous challenges. Failure to manage it appropriately may mark the end of a long and successful career before it can even begin. However, this has been a different case for DJ Speedsta, who has been around for approximately 12 years. Perhaps, it is because he has mastered all the basics of the ever-demanding scene.
- Birth name: Lesego Nkaiseng
- Stage name: Speedsta
- Date of birth: 4th May 1992
- Age: 28 years old
- Zodiac sign: Taurus
- Place of birth: Vaal Triangle, Gauteng, South Africa
- Occupation: DJ, television personality, musician
- Years active: 2008 – present
- Nationality: South African
DJ Speedsta biography
Speedsta was born in Vaal Triangle in Gauteng. His birth name is Lesego Nkaiseng. For a long time, he has managed to keep his private life out of the public. Thus, it is difficult to figure out the names of his parents as well as siblings.
He spent most of his early life in Vaal Triangle in a small town known as Vanderbijlpark. First, he attended Vaalpark Articon high school. Later, he moved to Johannesburg, intending to pursue a business degree.
Unfortunately, he never graduated because he dropped out. It is in the same city where his career kicked off. Well, how exactly did he get in the limelight at such a young age?
DJ Speedsta's passion for music was inspired by his brother and father. His father, in particular, loved hip hop. Interestingly, his dad loved putting loud music every Sunday morning. DJ Speedsta brother was a DJ. So, at times, he accompanied him to parties where he helped him to keep the audience entertained.
How old is DJ Speedsta?
The hip hop spin master celebrates his birthdays on 4th May. DJ Speedsta age is 28 as of 2020.
Dating and love life
Who is DJ Speedsta dating? Well, the DJ is currently in love with a gorgeous lady by the name Oneida Cooper. Oneida is also into the showbiz scene. The two love birds are together, and they focus on strengthening their union as well as growing their careers.
Apart from his family’s influence, he grew listening to the country’s well-renowned DJs and musicians such as DJ Euphonik and Fresha. According to his Instagram post published on , his journey to stardom was also a contribution of various people in the industry, including DJ Franky. He introduced him to a lady known as Thandy Matlaila, who publicized him as a brand for two years.
He was also a contestant in a 2008 DJ competition. The name of the talent search competition was So You Think You Can DJ. Fortunately, his impeccable deejaying skills saw him emerge the winner of the competition.
DJ Speedsta songs
The 33-year-old DJ is behind the greatest hip hop tracks. For instance, Dj Speedsta’s Mayo jam had people talking for weeks. Arguably, the song is a hit until now. Well, some of his other popular songs include:
- I Don’t Know
- No Stress
- Airplane Mode
- Nigga Gotta Work
- Mind Your Own
- Big Vibe
- Ain’t About That Life
- Somebody Special
- Let You Know
- Life and Dance
- David Genaro
- I want It All
- Combo's Communicating
- Shine On Me
- Try Me (Interlude)
- Bad Chick
- Big Vibe
- Special Somebody
Albums and EPs
To this far, he has been able to produce one album and one EP. The titles of the two projects are BottlebrushStr and Palm Trees & Pretty Girls, respectively. DJ Speedsta album contains nine songs while the EP has six songs.
Life on TV and radio
He is also known for various music shows on South Africa’s notable television and radio stations. For instance, he had his own show on Soweto TV. The name of the show was Urban Explosion. In 2018, he was appointed to host the Live AMP show on SABC 1.
He has also had the opportunity to host various shows at different radio stations, such as YFM and Metro FM. The exposure has, so far, helped him to bag multiple awards and nominations. For instance, he won the DJ of the Year prize during the South African Hip Hop Awards in 2016. He has since become a household name in the country, hosting entertainment shows on television and radio.
The Mayo hitmaker has worked with several artists in various entertainment projects. Some of them include:
- Shane Eagles
- Frank Casino
- Yung Swiss
DJ Speedsta net worth
At the moment, his net worth is under review. According to the figures provided on different websites, his net worth is estimated to range between $45 and $55 million. However, the correct figure will be made available once the DJ comes public about the issue.
Social media presence
The DJ enjoys a considerable following on social media. However, he is not a frequent user, as is the case for most celebrities in the country and around the world. Well, below are the handles to his social media pages:
- DJ Speedsta Instagram: @speedstabro
- DJ Speedsta Twitter: @speedstabro
- Facebook: @djspeedsta
DJ Speedsta is among the celebrities who have truly worked their way up. His journey has been a tough one, but he has managed to make his dreams come true. He is behind the country’s most-played and loved tracks, such as Mayo, No Stress, and Oneida, among many others. Also, he is an inspiration to many young artists who doubt their abilities. Judging by his current projects, he is here to stay. So, expect more from him in the coming days.