Ntokozo Mdluli whose stage name is popularly known as K.O is a well known hip hop artist and rapper in South African. Ntokozo “K.O” Mdluli was born in Soweto, Johannesburg to Thembisile Mdluli and Jabulani Mdluli of South Africa.
Ntokozo Mdluli’s Biography
Ntokozo Mdluli is the son of Thembisile Mdluli and Jabulani Mdluli. He moved to Piet Retief in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa with his family while he was an infant.
He completed his matric and went to Vaal University of Technology where he studied a National Diploma in Public Relations Management.
When K.O began pursuing music as a career as a solo act until he met his band mates Ntukza and Ma-E at Vaal University of Technology, where graduated in a PR degree, the three of them formed the group Teargas and have to date released four critically acclaimed, award winning and commercially successful albums; ‘K’shubile K’bovu’, ‘Wafa Wafa’, ‘Dark Or Blue’ and ‘Num8er Num8er’.
The success and popularity of Teargas has helped built K.O into a star and through his various collaborations with other artists K.O has become the most prominent member of Teargas. Some of his collaborations include ‘God’s Will’ with AKA, ‘We Rolling’ with L-Tido and ‘Just Dream’, a Hansa Pilsener brand campaign song with Zakes Bantwini and Big Nuz’ Mampintsha.
K.O recent Achievements
Caracara has become the biggest song in South Africa and dominating all radio and digital sales charts. The song has reached number 1 on MTV, Trace TV, Channel O, Metro FM, YFM, 5 FM, Ukhozi FM and numerous other stations across the country and continent including Nigeria’s The Beat 97.9 FM and Tanzania’s Choice FM. Caracara’s music video is the first to get a million views on YouTube.
HIV Rumours about K.O
In May 2014, K.O lost a significant amount of weight. This sent social media into a frenzy with rumours that K.O was HIV positive.
However, his manager Thabiso Khati denied those rumours stating that K.O had undergone a strict diet plan and was exercising regularly. He later released a statement regarding his health and posted a picture of his blood test results on his Twitter and Instagram page, showing he was HIV negative. So that people can stop their gossips concerning his health.
Summary of Ntokozo Mdluli’s Biography
Known As – K.O
- Musician, Rapper
- Record Producer
- Hip Hop
- Skhanda rap
- Cashtime Life
- AKA, Kid X, L-Tido, Ma-E
- Maggs, Nandi Mngoma
- Ntukza, Teargas
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