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Stilo Magolide: Everything happens for a reason

2015-07-29 10:00
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Johannesburg - Stilo Magolide is one name on nearly everyone's lips. If people aren't rocking out to his latest track Mr Party, they're trying to replicate his signature open-mouthed pose.

The Juice got a chance to speak to Stilo ahead of his set at OPPIKOPPI and found out what makes the legend.

His set at OPPIKOPPI won't be Stilo's first: he has appeared at the festival before, but he says he's just as excited to perform there this year and hopes that more black kids will start coming to the festival as the festival embraces more "alternative" forms of music like hip hop and house music. 

Learning lessons on lessons

The festival will be the latest in a number of milestones for Stilo in 2015. He reflects on the lessons he's learnt so far.

"I've learnt to be patient and to work harder than I ever thought I could. I don't want to say I'm happy because I still haven't given my everything," he tells us. "Riky Rick taught me that," he adds.

"I've worked on my craft and worked as hard as I can. Everything that's happening to me is meant to happen. It's no coincidence or chance. That's why I'm happy with my music. Not because I shot up the chart, but because my music is gradually making an impact."

Sealing his love for family in ink

But it hasn't been easy for Stilo. He lost his mom when he was young, and so he decided to remember her through a tattoo.

"On my hand is a tattoo of a woman with her face covered in a bandana. The woman in the tattoo on my hand is my mom because she was a praying woman and to a certain extent, I've only known some of her. They say the eye is the window to the soul," he reveals.

"She passed away when I was really young and what I know about her is what I know about her, that's why I decided to do the tattoo of her," he adds.

-The Juice

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