Mantsho Maelane is one of the most talented gospel singers in the Vaal Triangle. Her first experience with music was with her school choir, which she joined at an early age.
She later joined a church choir where her talent was identified and nurtured by her pastor, who instilled in her the discipline and faith that she needed to succeed and reach greater heights with her voice.
“My pastor has always believed in me and never doubted that I can make it in the music industry, She quips” Maelane impressive musical background spans over ten years of which four were spend in the community choir while six were spend as soloist. She released her debut album, titled ” Skhululiwe” in 2006,
Her latest album, “Ntate lerato la hao” was released in November 2009 and welcomed well by the community. Born in Boipatong on 2 October 1974, Maelane started her schooling at Phuthulla Primary and then she attended Jet Nteo Secondary school. She is the first born of three children. “I have my own family now that is very dear to me, they are my everything. God has indeed blessed me.” says Maelane. She is now happily married to pastor Stephen Maelane and they have been blessed with a baby girl, Karabo.
Through the years. Maelane has grown and blossomed into an exceptional musician who has come to love and fear God. “As a young female gospel artist. I have taken the challenges of the industry in my strides’, she says proudly. Although Maelane music is her passion, she is also a community builder and is involved in community projects during her spare time.
She is a full-time singer and mother, and is always available for works of God. ” I am here to stay, unlike other artists who leave their home towns when they get famous. I am proud of myself and where I come from” adds Maelane.
This gospel sensation says that her future looks bright, and she would like to manage herself and have a recording studio called Maelane Production which will assist up and coming artist from Vaal. Mantsho has recently released another album called ‘Ke mang ke mang”