Sesethu Myeki (born September 4, 1998), also known as Big Xhosa or SOS, is a South African rapper, singer and songwriter from Cathcart, Eastern Cape. He is widely known for using the tag line Best Rap, Rapper, Rappest which just shows you his amazing ability to play with words.
|Real Name:||Sesethu Myeki|
|Date of Birth:||September 4, 1998|
|Hometown:||Cathcart, Eastern Cape|
|Occupation:||Rapper, singer, songwriter|
|Years Active:||2016 – Present|
Big Xhosa grew up in Strand in the Western Cape where he had a rough childhood given the fact that they were a lot of grandchildren being raised by their grandmother on her grant money.
Myeki fell in love with rapping when he was in high school, he listened to rappers such as AKA whose songs he used to rap to until he realised that he could also rap.
Myeki has stated that Big Xhosa came from him doing a lot of my TikTok videos in isiXhosa until he realised how much people liked the content, that is when he I decided to expand on it.
Big Xhosa grew popular online after releasing a diss track that went viral in South Africa in April 2021. The song titled, “Ninyile (SA Hip Hop Diss)” caused a buzz with its lyrics in which Myeki challenged some of the biggest names in South African hip hop as he believed they needed to be kept on their toes.
You can watch Big Xhosa’s diss track, “Ninyile (SA Hip Hop Diss)” below;
Big Xhosa has an alter ego, “SOS”. It is basically two people in one body, for example, the one who recorded “Amasende” is Big Xhosa where as the one who recorded “Glory Freestyle (Sway In The Morning)” is SOS.
Big Xhosa has previously refuted claims and suggestions that he is just a comedian and not a rapper. In one post on social media, the iVaccine rapper stated; “Big Xhosa is a rapper not a comedian, you don’t have to find me funny. I’ve been getting invites to come do stand up comedy..guys I don’t even know how comedy works or what I’d say to make people laugh. I’m a rapper..The best Rap Rapper Rappest and nothing more.”
Following his breakout, he has received several requests from labels seeking for his signature but he declined all the offers. Myeki is an independent artist signed under his own record label, AmaSende Records.
Big Xhosa is not married and has no children of his own yet, he currently lives in Johannesburg where he moved to at the beginning of 2021.
Big Xhosa has so far released one music project, an EP.
Big Xhosa has so far released a good number of songs that you can check out below;
- Beatbox Remix
- Ninyile (SA Hip Hop Diss)
- Lemon Pepper Freestyle
- iKuku Endala (featuring iFani)
- I Hate Me Too
- Can’t Fall Off
- iTlof Tlof
- Ndiyaphindeka (featuring iFani)
- Glory Freestyle (Sway In The Morning)