Kwesta Reveals That He Was Broke When His First Child Was Born!
Fresh off announcing and celebrating the pregnancy of wife, Yolanda Vilakazi, with his second child, Kwesta looked back on his first time round as a father, with his now eight-year-old daughter. In a longing post shared on Instagram on Thursday, 13 August 2020, the musician detailed his financial struggles at the beginning of fatherhood.
Kwesta explained that once Khai was born, he was in such financial trouble, that his wife had to seek assistance from her aunt, to help fund his daughter’s first birthday party. He claimed that he was ashamed of not being able to provide for his family, and that he had caused such stress on to his wife and daughter.
Choosing to turn his life around, he specified that both Yolanda and Khai have been his motivation to continue with music, and make a stable life for his family. Now expecting his second child, Kwesta admitted that the pandemic has put him in a difficult position once again, but he is now happier than ever. He stated, “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)”.
Kwesta accompanied his emotional message with images of himself and Yolanda, posing for their maternity shoot.
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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