Modupe Pergecious Madiba (Lil Rain) was
Born in Ga-Mashashane in Polokwane. Modupe is told that he was born when it was raining, that’s where the inspiration for his name was established. His interest for music was sparked at the tender age of 8 in 1998.
At the age of 16 he released his first song called ‘just life’. Whilst in primary school he performed for his school mates. In high school he continued to work on his talent. Modupe said that ‘’he recorded his mixtape in high school’’.
Over the years Modupe performed locally in different schools, gigs and parks. The main genre of his music is Hip-hop, which
reflects on telling a story through rhyming.
Locally his favourite artist is AKA, who he admires both professionally and on a personal level. Modupe hopes to collaborate with AKA one day. Modupe describes his music as a painted reality because of the things that are happening around him. Modupe express that the message for the upcoming generation is “never let yourself down just be yourself ” .
The (27) year old hip hop artist turned
business man, currently runs his own printing business which is situated in Pretoria Central. The business ,according to Modupe is a stepping stone of success.
Through determination and hard work Modupe manages to tell a story through his music as well as gain commission through his printing business.
Modupe says that “the south African music industry is growing and the competition
is highly super perfect”. Modupe concludes that artists are now collaborating which is what is needed in South Africa to emphasize unity. Africa should know that we are all in this together. Modupe believes that music unites people in many different ways.