The 20-year-old Dj, “Master Black Panda” real name, Cashius Julius Moshopya, is a winner of the Golden Art and Media Awards (GAMA) that he won in a row for 2018 and 2019.
Born and bred in Hammanskraal, in Lephalale, the DJ said he is looking for sponsorship to host an event to thank all the people who supported him.
He said winning the award has motivated him to help other aspiring artists to work hard at improving their talents because “to be a winner you have to believe in yourself even if nobody does”.
Cashius is also a graphics designer, actor, hip hop and electronic house DJ and said he has always won competitions at school and was one of the best matric students in the circuit.
He started his career in 2011 when he was just 11 with his friend Calvin as singers, but after a year his friend gave up and he had to continue alone. The problem was that they couldn’t record songs because there were no studios around Lephalale.
In 2015 he started to DJ to try and get a quick way int the music industry. “I thought it would be easy but it was not, I learnt from watching videos on Youtube using virtual DJ and tot his first interview with Lephalale FM as the first youngest DJ to come from the area.
He continued to save up money from his pocket money until he was able to record a single “Stoney” Featuring Vince The Pharao and Bull Cat in 2017.
He said currently he is facing challenges of getting gigs because he is not yet known and where he is asked to play, people want him to play for free, “They forget that I pay for studio time to record songs,” he said.