Kalito Mannest (real name Kalil Anganathi Mahote) is a young upcoming rapper and song writer from South Africa's 9th biggest township ,Motherwell, in Port Elizabeth (South Africa).
He's been releasing singles and a 5-Track EP , Believe In Me , as a come up among his peers so far. His latest smash single which he named after his location (Motherwell) has received 200+ downloads on datafilehost which is very outside for an underground artist to achieve.
Mannest started rapping at the age of thirteen, having influenced by his daily diary where he would rhyme about highlights of the day. He eventually mastered the process of writing and began to tell stories by rapping. He is talented and independent. The stage name Kalito Mannest comes from his real name, with the nickname from Kalil to Kalito, and he looks up to hip hop greats such as American rappers 2 Pac, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Drake, Kendrick Lamar as well as local rappers such as Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, and Emtee ,who he says they inspire him to do more, because of their work.
Kali was introduced to writing music in 2013 , he was inspired by the hip hop Xhosa rap also known as "spaza" by acts such as Tod Man , Muji and China. He wrote his first song in 2013 titled Uyandazi Mna? , which was never recorded. However , the youngking started writing and recording actual music in 2014 , inspired by his high school friend. He would write in his daily diary about his day in a rhyming scheme and by making beats tapping on the table and recording with his cellphone.
In 2016 Kalito Mannest released a hip hop/trap single Phethu Mabandlela. This freed his image and established his status amongst peers who didn't know that he was a rapper then. Phethu Mabandlela is a social media well known girl also a friend to him. Whilst used to performing at house parties he was called to perform at Motherwell Nu2 Hall at the Mr & Mrs Motherwell event on the 25th of November 2016. The rapper was scared when he was called by the organiser as he has never been on stage for people he didn't personally know. The attended was approximately 150+ people.
Having being inspired and motivated by the way things went when he performed at the hall in 2016 , On 2 December 2017 Kalito Mannest was to host a one man show at Motherwell Nu2 Hall but failed to make it a success. On 24 November 2018 he hosted another event (EBUMNANDIINI MUSIC SHUTDOWN) which was supposed to be at the very same hall but due to lack failure of the equipment company pitching up , it was then moved to 469 Bar lounge in Motherwell and the event was a success with just over 200 people in attendance.