He's young, he's talented and versatile! 25 year old Avela Qenge has always had an ear for impeccable sound.
He began his musical journey at the age of 12 when he was in primary school in a small town in the Eastern Cape. As his love and passion for music grew, he made the risky yet beneficial move to the city of Johannesburg. He started out with Hip Hop music and later ventured into other genres. He eventually found his passion and fell in love with dance music.
Shades attained a qualification in Music Production which he completed in 2014 when studying at the Soul Candi Institute of Music in Cape Town. He was fortunate enough to have been mentored and taught by heavyweights in the music industry such as Ryan Murgatroyd, popularly known as Crazy White Boy.
Tune into Afternoon Express at 4:30pm on SABC 3 for more on this music maestro, he’ll also be treating us to live performance.