Kwesta took to social media to share more images from his family’s maternity photoshoot, further using the caption to detail the hardships he faced as a first-time father.
Kwesta took to Instagram to share new images from his family’s maternity photoshoot on Thursday, 13 August 2020. The photoshoot was conducted by celebrated photographer, Austin Malema. His wife, Yolanda Vilakazi, also shared a series of the images from the vintage-inspired photoshoot for the better part of the week. However, it was the caption to the new images that Kwesta shared that tugged at the hearts of his Instagram followers.
In his caption, Kwesta detailed the harsh realities of being a first-time father who could not financially support his family. The rapper opened up about the dire circumstances he faced in 2012 when his daughter, Khai Vilakazi, was born.
In 2012, the rapper had just released his first major single, Boom Shakalaka, but was still unable to financially provide for his family. Kwesta concluded the caption by drawing comparisons between 2012 and now, highlighting the uncertainty he now faces because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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When @khai.vilakazi was born my world was a mess. It was 2012, I shot the Boomshakala video in Cape Town, days after her birth. A month later, we went on THT(The Hangover Tour) with Cashtime Fam… A real tour! Like, we didn’t go to shows on the weekend and come back during the week… We were GONE! That shit ended in Jan and I came back home having had a life changing experience and no money.. Khai’s first year was confusing AF. I had become a father and that made me happy but I was broke too. I barely scored a show and when I did, that had to pay people who contributed to DaKAR which I was piecing together with the gents. I remember @yonessalvv got money from her aunt or something just to be able to have a little celebration for her 1st birthday. I almost didn’t even show up.. The shame of not just being broke but being a broke Kwesta almost got the better of me. I vowed to never put Yo or Khai in a situation of dire need like that ever again… Still working on it but all that shit motivated me.. Yo motivated me.. Khai motivated me. This year we are expecting our second child and guess what… My world is a mess. The future is under threat and IM THE HAPPIEST MAN ALIVE, all at the same time(the new music will clarify) It’s not 2012 though. I will not place the burden of being motivated on Yo, Khai or Putsununu. I’m getting off the boot of this vintage masterpiece and I’m headed straight to Grindville. Been a tough 2020 but I’m MUCH tougher. B*tch I’m from K1. Letting you in from Monday. Love. #GodGuluva ? @aust_malema