Born Baanthata Mokgwathi 19-years-ago, rapper BanT is currently on cloud nine after signing with Roc Nation, one of America’s finest record labels.
The Botswana born rapper was in talks with Roc Nation for over two months and he is now signed under its stable. BanT had meetings with the label’s representatives in the US several times in August and September.
BanT recently dominated the Yarona FM Music Awards nominees. He was nominated in 6 categories including Best Collabo, Best Single – Hip Hop/Motswako, Song Of the Year, People’s Choice Artist Of The Year, Best Newcomer and Best Single Male.
It was not uprising to see the young rapper who broke into the hip hop scene when he was featured by the group ‘Faded Gang’ being nominated with the group on best collabo for their song ‘Why so faded’.
Close sources have revealed that Jay Z is the one that called BanT and made arrangements for a meeting, then the rest was history.