A RISING STAR: Limpopo born Singing sensation, Pleasure Maja (now Peta) is no stranger to the Limpopo wedding industry. Since she shot to fame in 2005, she has since become synonymous with the wedding music. From the early days of her musical career, Pleasure has always put her thousands of fans on their toes, yearning for more from this conservative singer. She has a reputation of producing a great music that rebukes wrong doings in marriages. Even though competition mounts up as each day passes by, this wedding music pioneer is still the most celebrated and loved wedding artist in South Africa. From all the 17 albums she has made, some of her celebrated, blast from the past tracks include Sekgametse, Lefotwana, Protection Order, Sebodu, Makoti, Dichomi, Mekgolokwane (Mohweleritshipi), Moipone, Dipolelo (Mamgobozi), Mepipi and many more.
Unlike many artists around the world, Pleasure has managed to keep almost all her dancers she raised to fame with since 2005; of which it is a great success considering the fact that dancers are, in most of the times, their own agents and can quit providing their services whenever they want to. Seasoned dancers such as Pheladi Thamaga, Dimakatso Kgaditsi and Mokete Mphahlele whom were her first dancers are still very much part of Pleasure Music.
Even though sometimes it goes unnoticed, the truth is that Pleasure has a gospel album, Ke nako ya ka, that is also available in the market, and she’s also the voice behind all the Wedding girls albums (volume 1 & 2). Interestingly, Pleasure has her own entertainment company called Pleasuretainment and music projects. A prominent group such as Makometsana and Piet Tlaila are all under her supervision.
Late last year, PLEASURE released her latest album, VOL 6, titled “Banyadi.” The album reaffirms Pleasure’s genre and has become the talk of the province. It includes prominent hits such as Laela, O mpaletše, le dumelelane, Rakgadi, Nthabiseng, ke ya leboga to name a few. One particular song that has become people’s favourite choice is LAELA “O samma laela.”
All her 8 years in the industry are starting to pay off as she’s no longer “that woman who sings wedding songs for the Limpopo people.” She has grown and is also popular in neighbouring provinces such as Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Free State and the North West.
Limpopo loves her, you love her and I also love her. From me Tilo, I wish her and her kids all the best of luck. May she continue representing Limpopo very well.
SUPPORT HER ORIGINAL MUSIC AND WHILE BUSY SHOPPING, PLEASE GRAB YOURSELF HER A COPY OF HER LATEST ALBUM, BANYADI, OR ANY OF HER PREVIOUS ALBUMS THAT YOU DON’T HAVE. DON’T FORGET THE WEDDING GIRLS.