Solly Moholo is one of South Africa’s most loved and prolific traditional gospel musicians. Born Solomon Molokoane in Soshanguve, Pretoria, he is a loyal member of the Zion Christian Church and a popular live performer known for his trademark ZCC uniform and ‘mokhukhu jive’. As a talent scout and producer he has helped upcoming artists like Winnie Mashaba and Johannes Mamabolo. Never far from the spotlight, Moholo is a vocal critic of piracy and xenophobia, as well as a fervent supporter of the ANC and an all-round man of the people. In late 2009 his life was spared by four gunmen in a hostage drama because they loved his music.
He has released countless albums, DVDs and compilations, among them Tsoha Jonase Nice Time Ya Bolaya (2003), Mandela O Llela Bana (2006), Ba Mmitsa Tsotsi (2006), Oa Ntaela Moya (2008), Tshwara Mo Oratang Mfundisi (2009), Difofu Dikgopela Merapelo (2010) and Ba Mo Kobile Kerekeng in 2013. He still lives in Soshanguve, where he has a studio in his home.