Mr Rudance Kevin Malope popularly known as ‘‘K-Nash Lepulana Rapper,’’ is a 21-year-old enthusiastic actor, rapper, producer, and writer currently a resident of Soshanguve.
He is originally from Mpumalanga, Bushbuckridge, and was initiated as an artist at an early age in 2016 when he started the Story of life Films Production.”That is when I started multi-tasking with writing, acting, producing and shooting videos.
‘‘I was featured in the Kasi story called 1360 Ghost by Conrite Chiloane and I am currently working on a short film called Ghost House “Ntlo ya dipoko,” a horror movie mixed with a love story.
In the film, he will be exhibiting what is transpiring in township communities such as lack of accountability for criminals. “My followers can expect the film to be out soon, they can stream it on my YouTube channel,” Mr Malope said.
He is currently studying Bachelor of Education at the Tshwane University of Technology and he worked at RFM 103.2 as a radio presenter. He had to leave to focus on his university studies and now he is working as a producer for the new upcoming show called Retired Makoti which will be televised on Pretoria TV soon.
He said he is not qualified in the arts but just goes by his artistic drive.
“I was inspired by the life I had to live after the passing of my mother back in 2010. I wrote songs to manage my stress and depression while still in grade 8 in 2012, even though the songs were not about what happened.
“Then I started to rap until my Grade 12 and in 2016 I made a transition from music to film when I created A Story called Life after matric with Tevin Kubayi.
“This is when I realized the opportunity and talent within me, that I can Act, Produce and edit.
“I wrote the story Called Was she the one followed by What have I done to get raped which I did it at Soshanguve with Mayana Tlakula,’’ he said.
He received a lot of support from his grandmother who encouraged him to continue with the arts but not to forget about his studies. He also depends a lot on the support from his fans, friends, and relatives who like and share his stories on social media.
“My target is to see myself collaborating with big productions, seeing my stories being televised and educating the youth. I also want to own a strong film production company that will tell real-life stories,” he said.
The COVID 19 lockdown disturbed his progress for 2020 projects but is now under level 3 lockdown working on a short film that is focused on indoors.
He encouraged the youth to explore their capabilities, to be innovative and to collaborate with others to do something great.