From the dusty streets of Rotterdam Village. Mash And artist with a dream to sing for the world, as impossible as it may have seemed.
Mash’s birth name is Promise Hlayisane Sarila, this young man stands tall with a few local accolades. Known for his distinctive Xitsonga-Afro melodic sounds adding flare to culture and bringing music to life through an indigenous flavoured traditional yet modern element. Mash provides his audience with a new sound which he has dubbed; “Tsonga Afro Source” , an interesting combination of cultural and traditional sound blending beautifully with modern flairs such as Afrobeat and House.
Through his production skills, he was recruited as an in-house producer by Guluva Entertainment owned by Zola 7 in 2012, The year 2012 was probably Mash’s biggest stepping stone when he reached top 10 as an up and coming opening act for the Hansa Legends Usher Raymond’s South African Tour.. in 2013 he went on to win best RNB/Hip hop in the Xitsonga music awards. The music writer/ producer / singer was then nominated in 2015 for the FAME SA Awards
for the Best RNB/Hip hop awards category.Mash won battle of the MIC on Sunrise ETV (2016) voted for by the viewers. In June 2017, Mash was invited for a tour to the United States of America where he mesmerised and Dazzled the residents of States with his transitional melodic sound which landed him not only a feature with King Malachi but also ambassadorship with a company famously known as “Thank God I’m Focused”.
Mash continues to express his gratitude for the faith and love of his people.