The 16-year-old Teboho Popa (with stage name Tragic) has released an EP titled “Sunrise EP”, as he felt it would describe his story of the sun rising “I just felt like the name itself spoke about much higher and brighter things of which to the road of success is one.”
Popa was born in Welkom, Free State and said he started being an artist at the age of 11. Before that he spent his time playing football. As an artist he now focuses more on hip-hop and trap-soul genre. He explained that by the age of 14 he was able to write his own music. “I believe as an artist I am raw and gifted.”
Popa’s Sunrise EP was inspired by his fellow-peers who felt that he should showcase his talent to the world. They believe he is really good and they are proud to have someone like him represent their town.
One of his challenges, Popa said, is having to choose the best distributer, getting bookings around the Free State and getting more people to stream his music, but he is hopeful that slowly but surely he will get the recognition he deserves.