Katlego Ntirang better known by her stage name- Dato Seiko is one of the fastest-rising musicians in the country who have taken the music industry by storm.
Known for her beautiful, smooth voice and deep authentic lyrics, Dato Seiko who also dabbles as an activist, actress, and artist, began singing when she was little but only launched her professional singing career in 2016.
Here is a look at Dato Seiko's net worth, her background and education, as well as her music career. She is definitely an artist to watch out for in the coming years.
What is Dato Seiko’s net worth?
The exact value of Dato Seiko’s net worth is currently unavailable. An estimate of her net worth has also not been provided.
Dato Seiko’s background
Dato Seiko was born 25 years ago in Tonota, in Central District, Botswana. Her stage name is a Japanese adaptation of her real name- Katlego which means success. Dato Seiko is Japanese for “Give Success.”
Not much is known about her background except that she comes from a musical family and is the younger sister of popular Kwaito musician and entrepreneur- Thabo Ntirang, better known as Mapetla.
Although information about her primary and secondary education is not available, Dato Seiko revealed that she holds a Bachelor of Degree in motion picture and live performance from AFDA and is a qualified filmmaker.
Dato Seiko’s music career
Dato Seiko who describes herself as a genre-fluid musician (meaning she is a versatile musician and doesn’t conform to one genre), grew up listening to music and singing.
In a past interview with the Gazette, she talked about her musical journey, revealing that she started singing since her consciousness and hasn’t stopped.
“Music has always been a vital part of my life mainly because I come from a musical family. It has always been my way of expressing myself. I was always the child that never talked about emotions, so I used music as a way to communicate how I felt.” She said.
Despite having an older brother who was already in the music industry, Dato Seiko carved her own path and kickstarted her music career independently in 2016.
Although like all upcoming artists Dato Seiko faced a challenge in getting her name known as a serious artist, Dato Seiko has over the years managed to secure a spot for herself in the music industry and earned a good number of fans who enjoy her music.
Since launching her music career in 2016, Dato Seiko has released about five singles that she was featured in. In 2021, she released her EP featuring Thato Jessica and Mpho Sebina. She has also worked with big artists in the country including William Last KRM.
One of her greatest highlights of the year was when she debuted a performance with one of Africa’s most successful female deejays- DJ Zinhle during her performance at Avani.
Read more: “Music saved me,” Dato Seiko.