Meet Tevin Reddy: 11-Year-Old Rapper Trending in South Africa
18 July 2021
[Photo Credit: Highway Mall]
By Kinyua Mwangi
Tevin Reddy has broken the record as South Africa’s youngest rapper. At just 11 years, the boy who hails from KwaZulu-Natal is already a master of his own art. He writes his lyrics when he is not studying and has a total of four singles.
Reddy released his first song ‘Vibe on Check’ in April 2020 and was thrilled that he finally made it although the song only gained 2,000 YouTube views.
Speaking during a past interview, Reddy noted that he uses music to celebrate his family and share his life experience with the world.
"My songs highlight the blessed lifestyle that I'm fortunate to live. I gain inspiration from every experience and I highlight and celebrate my family members and those close to me in some of the songs I write," Reddy told News24.
Before the peak of Covid-19 pandemic, Reddy made several performances within his locality. He has since performed at Legacy Yard in Umhlanga and El Patron, and the Durban Book Fair.
During te lockdown, he wrote his songs and recorded them at his father Veny Reddy’s studio. His dad inspired him to get into music while still at an early age.
"I decided to give it a shot and record a track which blew everyone away. I found my passion for making music inside the studio and decided to keep working on it further," he adds.
He hopes to inspire youth in South Africa to believe in themselves and follow their passion in life.