We first started noticing the dread-locked musician, Prince Kaybee, while he was still the resident DJ at Club Cubana in the city of Roses.
Since then he has established himself as a prominent artist in South Africa’s music scene. Born Kabelo Motsamai in Botshabelo U section 27 years ago, Prince Kaybee has had quite the struggle to make a name for himself in the music industry, especially trying to do it outside of the major music centrums.
But recently all his hard work paid off when he won the Best Dance Album at this year’s Metro FM Awards.
Kaybee is known for his hit singles titled “Better Days” and “Wajellwa”. His debut album Better Days was released in October last year and in a few weeks he had not one, but two, festive season hits.
The Free State MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Mathabo Leeto, congratulated Motsamai (Prince Kaybee) for winning the Best Dance Album award at the 15th edition of the Metro FM Awards ceremony that was held in Durban on 27 February 2016.
Prince Kaybee was among the few nominees who dominated the list of nominees in the awards and has earned his respect as a house music pioneer after winning several DJ competitions. His album, Better Days, not only saw him being nominated in four categories but twice in the Song of The Year category.
Leeto also conveyed gratitude to the people of the province for embracing and supporting other Metro FM Award nominees hailing from the Free State for making it to such an esteemed platform. These are Thiwe Mbola and Malehloka Hlalele (Maleh). Leeto says she is confident that these Free State artists, together with others, will dominate next year’s list of nominees
“We are immensely proud as the people of the Free State to have been represented so well by a talented individual in the form of Prince Kaybee. His successful voting campaign was as a result of our collective and combined support. I therefore wish to thank thousands of people who voted for him. Prince Kaybee is one of many talented Free State artists and hopefully, we will have many more to emerge and excel at a national stage like he is currently doing,” Leeto says.