MeloGenic takes music scene by storm

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Thapelo Thlokomelo, better known as MeloGenic PHOTO: LEBAKENG NKABI

Thapelo Thlokomelo, better known as MeloGenic, a young aspiring musician born in Bethlehem and currently based in Bloemfontein, recently shot to stardom when he appeared an opening act for South African heavyweight hip hop artists such as Nasty-C and Emtee during the lvyson Tour in Johannesburg.
MeloGenic considers it a great milestone in his career to be an opening act for such big names. “It felt good to perform before them and was a great experience for me as a young artist to showcase my talent. This has opened up doors for me as I am in such a good space right now, more than ever before,” he said.
MeloGenic has also recently dropped a seven-track extended play album, titled Before the Glory, which has the people of Mangaung on their toes. Although the EP, released in May, did exceptionally well to get more than 10 000 streamings, MeloGenic felt the music didn’t get the hype it deserves.
“However, I also released a 14-track project, titled The Extraordinary Kid Tape, which sold 2000 copies independently and is really doing good digitally. I believe my music is made for those who are working hard to be great one day, basically telling them to never give up,” MeloGenic added.
He also makes music about the challenges he went through growing up. Some of his songs are featured in the soundtrack of the movie Silent cries and the Cult which has been aired on M-Net and Mzantsi Magic. – Lebakeng Nkabi
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