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    You Haven’t Heard of Mata Yet, But She’s About to Be Everywhere

    Prepare yourselves for an unstoppable force in the South African music scene. Mata, the dynamic and unapologetically raw vocalist/MC from Johannesburg, is making waves with her vibrant energy and fearless lyrics. Born Mathapelo Mashila, but known toher growing legion of fans simply as Mata, this 27-year-old powerhouse is the breath of fresh air the industry has been waiting for.

    From the bustling streets of Johannesburg, Mata has always been destined to stand out. Known as the “Rainbow Baby,” a beacon of hope and resilience, she has embraced her unique identity with her rainbow-themed hair and eclectic musical style. Mata’s journey began at just seven years old, performing poetry at family gatherings. Her love for the stage was cemented in 2008 during a school performance at Craighall Primary’s Rock Challenge, hosted by DJ Switch.

    Mata’s musical career is marked by high-profile collaborations with a diverse range of artists and production companies. From working with Chad da Don and Mampintsha to making waves with Berlin-based record label Re.Decay, Mata’s versatility and talent know no bounds. In September 2022, she was one of only twelve finalists selected from hundreds of applicants for a prestigious songwriting camp in Berlin, a testament to her rising star status.

    Now, after years of honing her craft and refining her sound,Mata is ready to take the world by storm. Known primarily as a rapper and vocalist, she is now venturing into the exciting genre of amapiano. Her recent releases, including hits like “Golide,” “Made It Out,””Thekeni kaGuluva,” and “Holy Terror,” showcase her unique blend of raw lyricism and vibrant beats. Mata is currently working on a new project, a venture into amapiano that promises to reveal new musical dimensions and captivate her audience. She will let the public know as soon as it isready, adding another layer of anticipation for her fans.

    Mata is more than just a musician; she’s a movement. Her electrifying presence and bold spirit are inspiring a new generation of artists and fans alike. With every performance, Mata invites her audience to embark on a journey of self-discovery and sonic exploration. Don’t miss out on the revolution. Follow Mata on social media to stay updated on her latest releases and upcoming performances:

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