Kayden Ngapera aka KT Souljah is a gifted young artist with an old soul at only 17yrs of age. He grew up in Papakura, South Auckland with Cook Islands heritage by way of Titikaveka in Rarotonga and Maori (Ngati Te Ata, Ngapuhi) by way of Waiuku and beautiful Kawakawa Bay.
He narrates the different obstacles in his life and the everyday struggles of modern society.
Growing up with gang affiliations, Kayden grew up with a whanau-first mentality. This combined with his roots in music inspired by his grandfather, produces deep insights over soulful sounds and poetic flows.
Jamming with his Papa Dennis he developed an ear for the guitar, the melodies of the piano and a love for music. His musical journey started when he learned his first song 'Nothing else matters' by Metallica.
Now he's released his debut single and music video (above) titled 'Testimony'.
"All love to all the people who were there for me, when I was really struggling to cope. I kept my head high, take a deep look in my eyes for you to see that I was slowly giving up hope…” - Kayden Ngapera