Refentse Morake: From busker to popular Afrikaans singer

Refentse Morake: From busker to popular Afrikaans singer

Refentse Morake has taken the Afrikaans music industry by storm - we look back at his journey.

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In 2015, two videos of Refentse Morake singing De la Rey and Lisa se Klavier were uploaded onto social media. Little did he know that those videos would make him famous. 

The videos of him singing on the streets of Vereeniging went viral and soon after he became the new sensation of South African music.

After becoming a viral sensation, Refentse built a strong career out of doing what he loves most. He released his debut album a year later in 2016. He also had the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of Afrikaans singers, including Ricus Nel, Adam Tas, and Bok van Berk on Hardekole, which made even more people sit up and listen.

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When he was 17-years-old, fellow musician Karen Zoid asked him to perform with her at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees. Their performance also went viral and Karen decided to help him with the recording of his album. 

Refentse, who has more than 22,000 followers on Instagram, has joined the Jacaranda FM team on numerous occasions to perform and to make a difference in our listeners' lives:


Another hit video for Refentse is the legendary poem and song, Sonvanger. The video has been viewed over one-million times on YouTube. 

Here are some of our favourite songs from this local hitmaker:

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