‘Howza’, real name Tshepo Howard Mosese, has been described by many in and outside of the industry as a born entertainer. When he is not delivering his customary razor- sharp lyrics into a microphone he can be found playing a role that we all love to hate on TV. A chance meeting with Kabelo in 2004 helped him get a firm foot in the music industry, and he has not looked back since. “Kabelo told me they were starting a record company, and he wanted to work with me, but I wasn’t that interested,” says Howza. “I was dedicated to Gunpowder and wanted to see the group through.” Things didn’t work out with Gunpowder, and Howza knew that he needed a career move. He then featured on four of Kabelo’s tracks on the Bouga Luv album. This led to them forming Blackjack after the massively successful single “Sangena”. His debut solo album was titled Cut to the Chase and it proved that he could stand on his own as a solo artist. The offering also featured the ever-popular hit “Styla Samahala” and the romantic tune, “Can’t hold Back”.