Lindiwe Veronica Skhosana better known by her stage name Assessa, is a South African award-winning rapper, event organizer, songwriter and actor. Assessa has won multiple rap competitions such as the Red Bull 10k Challenge (2014) which is hosted by Africa’s biggest Hip Hop festival, Back To The City and the NYDA assisted competition from Music Creative in Nelspruit.
Assessa further asserted herself in the music industry by winning an award at the fourth annual South African Hip Hop Awards show (SAHHA 2015), in the best female category. Her latest collaboration on the hit single “Ama level” re-ignited her music career and social influence after a brief silence. The songs success brought the Zakwe/Duncan duet album to become South Africa’s current top digital releases of the year.
In 2020, she went on to get signed by Cloud 9ne Entertainment, a music production label group that hosts several prominent legendary producers and creatives. Her first official single “Quantum”, a Cloud 9ne production, was released on the 19th of March 2021, upon release, the song immediately debuted on number one on the South African iTunes Hip Hop charts. The Official music video was released the following Friday, the 26th of March and subsequently received over 500k views. Assessa went on to be invited and performed at the Expresso Morning show on SABC 3 and Massive Music.The song went on to get playlisted on high rotation on MTV Base, Channel O and Trace Urban.
Her latest single, Amantombazane, an all-girls party theme song, which has kwaito and Amapiano infused elements was released on the 18th of June 2021. The single debuted at number five on the All-SA Music iTunes charts and moved up to number 1, remaining in the top charts for the duration of the weekend.
It remained ts number two on the iTunes SA Hip Hop charts for the duration of the entire week, also receiving instant replay upon release on major stations such as Gagasi FM, Ikwekwezi FM and YFM.
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