Bontle Smith is a talented singer that has been gracing the South African entertainment scenes in recent times. She is a vocalist, singer, and sometimes, she works as a model. Despite her many projects in the music industry, Bontle has been referred to as an upcoming artist in some quarters. Notwithstanding the newbie tag, Bontle has continued to work to further her singing career. She is focused, self-driven, and is good at musical entertainment. She’s an excellent dancer, and this helps when she performs, allowing her to show her passion when on stage. Here, we will look at Bontle Smith and what she has been doing right to warrant such golden recognition.
Bontle Smit was Born and Raised in Tembisa, South Africa
Bontle Smith was born on 1st April 1989 in Tembisa, a township north of Kempton Park on the East Rand, Gauteng, South Africa. She spent most of her childhood in the township before going to Lebowakgomo in Limpopo to live with her relatives. She later returned to Tembisa after a few years. Bontle identified her talent for singing at a very young age when she was 12.
The details of her early education are sketchy, but we know she later proceeded to further her education at the University of Johannesburg. In college, Bontle joined a singing group called the Currents of Blackness together with Donald Moatshe, who is another budding and talented singer. She later bagged an Accounting Science degree from the University of Johannesburg.
She Started Pursuing Her Music Career While in the University
While in the University, Bontle continued to persevere in chasing her dreams of being a successful singer. While still with her singing group in college, she performed several times, but it wasn’t until later that she broke out on her own. Bontle featured in her first project tagged “Lose yourself in the music” in 2010. She also featured in the hit single by Casper Nyovest named “Gets Getsa 2.0,” and she proceeded to do her first hit single known as Sandton. From there on, Bontle didn’t look back as she worked on so many other projects.
It was long after she finished college when Bontle signed for BLAQBOY music. The record label is owned by the widely renowned DJ Maphorisa. She became known as the First Lady of the label since she was the first female artist they signed. Her new record label showcased her talent to the world for the first time, but she didn’t stop there. There are so many other serious projects that Bontle is working on with her record label, but that will be revealed as soon as they’re official.
What Song is Bontle Smith Best known For?
Bontle became well known for her hit single, “Sandton,” released in 2019. Since then, she has featured in many songs that have done large numbers on music platforms. She began her career by featuring in many songs, with her first being the “Lose yourself in music” project with Dj Giggs. Bontle’s Sandton feature brought her to the limelight and attracted massive streaming on social media. She also had the pleasure of performing the song on many live shows after that. Sandton was named by Spotify, which Bontle featured in, with DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small as one of the most-streamed songs in South Africa in 2020.
Her status as the first lady of Blaqboy music helped her to gain far more recognition than before. She started gaining followers on social media with curious fans trying to get to know more about her. Bontle also did other songs that further showcased her talent. They include:
- “Lerato” (2018), produced by DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small
- “Da Lawds Prayer,” produced by Mas Music
- Money Calling (2018), produced by DJ Maphorisa
- “More than that” (2020)
- “Sbongile” (2020)
- “Amanikiniki” (2020)
Here’s How She was Able to rise Quickly in the South African Music Industry
Bontle Smith has worked for big stars in South Africa such as DJ Maphorisa, Cassper Nyovest, and many others. The majority of her songs have been considered huge hits around her country and Africa as a whole. Although she hasn’t been nominated for any major music award, she has continued to work hard on getting to the top of her game.
The majority of Bontle’s songs are mainly of the Amapiano feature and are a famous brand of music in South Africa and Africa. This had attracted large streaming numbers on all streaming platforms, including YouTube, Spotify, Boomplay, and others. Bontle Smith’s feature song with MFR souls named Amanikini reached 1 million views on YouTube and much more on music streaming platforms. Her feature hit song with Cassper Nyovest, Get Getsa, has garnered more than 1.5 million views on YouTube.
So many other popular artists are rushing to feature her on their projects. Her feature song Sandton made the number 10 on the top 10 of the most streamed songs in South Africa in 2020. Despite her achievements so far, Bontle is still regarded as an upcoming artist since she is yet to release an album yet. Bontle has been more of a featuring artist in so many other projects that have been released by major artists. But the spirited singer is determined to make the required effort to reach the top of her game in the music industry.
Bontle will continue to work on so many other music projects in the future. Her energy and drive to succeed are unmatched, and that has made her the favorite of so many music stars in South Africa and beyond. It’s only a matter of time before the spirited singer starts bagging the awards. Bontle Smith is a bundle of talent and positive energy and is one budding artist that everyone should watch out for in the future. Her energy and spirit to succeed will always make her stand out amongst her peers in the music industry.
Other Interesting Facts ABout Bontle Smith
She Keeps Her Love Life Away from the Media
Bontle has kept so much of her personal life away from social media that very little is known of her family and siblings. She is still single and has not indicated to anyone or any source that she is romantically involved with any man. Her relationship history is quite unknown, and this means that there are no records of an ex-boyfriend or lover.
She Has a Huge Social Media Presence