Constable Matome’s a house and kwaito hit

Everson Luhanga

Matome is a dedicated police officer who has won numerous provincial awards and has even been nominated for national awards. 

But when he swaps his firearm for the microphone, he entertains his fans with great music which has of late been getting airplay all around the world.

In his career as a police officer, Constable Matome said he has collected seven awards in total. He started out as a cop in 2001 in Krugersdorp before being redeployed to nearby Tarlton on the West Rand.

“I serve the people of Tarlton, west of Johannesburg as a cop, but at the same time, I’m a musician who brings great sounds to my fans,” he said.

The multi-talented cop recently released a hit single called Nxolele which has been celebrated by industry heavyweights.

Matome is a kwaito and house artist who has been nominated twice for the Mzansi Kwaito House Music Awards.

His talent was first noticed when he got a chance to be a resident DJ for Ukhozi in November on Fak’umoya hosted by Zeal Dladla. 

“Whatever I get into, I make sure I put my heart into it. As a human being, I embrace working hard. That is why I get awards as a policeman and nominations as a musician. It is all about discipline and hardwork,” he explained.

Matome said Nxolele has been on high rotation on MTVbase. 

“People love the song with the energy it brings. Many national and international radio stations have been playing it.”

He added that Covid-19 had a negative effect on his music label, Scylash Entertainment, as it has on so many others, because he couldn’t get gigs. 

“I couldn’t finish recording new artists. There were no gigs as the government didn’t allow large gatherings. I survived on my work salary.”

Video source: YouTube

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