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|Stage Name:||Mellow & Sleazy|
|Real Name:||Phemelo Sefanyetse and Olebogeng Kwanaite|
|Occupation:||Music artists, DJs, and Songwriters|
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|Place of Birth:||Soshanguve and Ga-Rankuwa, in Tshwane, South Africa|
Mellow & Sleazy is a famous South African Amapiano DJ duo that originated in Pretoria, South Africa. They are also credited as artists and songwriters. They are known for their Piano hits and collaborations with other famous artists and DJs, including “Bopha,” “Nkao Tempela,” “Salary Salary,” “Chipi Ke Chipi,” “Abo Mvelo” with Daliwonga, “Kwelinye,” “Wena Wa Pallwa,” “Midnight Prayer,” and more. They have also released the projects “Kwa Kwa” (2019), “Midnight In Sunnyside” (2022), “Barcardi Fest” (2022), “The III Wise Men” (2023), and “Midnight In Sunnyside 2” (2023).
Best known as Mellow & Sleazy, their real names are Phemelo Sefanyetse (Mellow) and Olebogeng Kwanaite (Sleazy). They started as friends but bonded over their shared love for making music. They both grew up listening to Barcardi. Speaking to TshisaLIVE, they said it became a significant influence on their sound.
“The reason we chose to make music that has the sound ya Bacardi is because we listen to it. We also grew up around the music at Ga-rankuwa. They listen to Bacardi. The sound is fun with a lot of loudness and drum elements, ke trap yako Pitori.”
They also spoke about their big break and not knowing they would become famous. “Our big break happened with Bopha. That’s when people started noticing us, and it felt really good because that’s when we realised we were really good,” said Sleazy.
“We didn’t know we would make it big at the time, but we knew if we had the right people in our corner it would happen. As soon as we worked with DJ Maphorisa, things started happening. We knew we needed backup and that we couldn’t do it on our own,”
They were born in Soshanguve and Ga-Rankuwa in Tshwane, South Africa. Mellow was 20 years old in 2022.
Sleazy has stated he started making music in Grade 7 until he met Mellow in Varsity when they paired up when they were in their first year.
Sleazy used to produce Trap songs and had hung out with a few friends when he met Mellow, who also liked Trap. They both said they knew they needed help to actually go far.
They also revealed how they started making Amapiano tunes. “Our love for music grew as we spent time together. We ultimately decided we needed to form a group in the amapiano space. We then hit one of our friends up and asked if we could use his makeshift studio. We recorded a few amapaino songs that never saw the light of day.”
“We continued making songs until we mastered our skills. Late 2020, we knew we were ready for the world to hear our jams, and somehow, we became an instant hit.” Their music gained attention in South Africa, the UK, and crossed borders all over the world.
The exact estimate of Mellow & Sleazy’s net worth is unknown to the public. They have not announced it. However, they are one of the most booked DJs in the country.
Mellow & Sleazy have not posted photos of their house or houses on social media.
Mellow & Sleazy have not shared photos of their cars on social media. A white BMW car has often been featured in their photos and videos. It is unknown if it is their car.
Mellow & Sleazy rarely speak about their personal lives and family members. There is no information about their parents on social media.