Full Name : Angelico Santana Vanto
Born : 5 September 1994
Residence : Johannesburg
Genre(s) : R&B and Soul; Alternative R&B (Trapsoul)
Angelico Santana Vanto is an upcoming Alternative R&B and Soul artist from Bloemfontein, Free State. She’s a Vocalist, Songwriter and has quite the notable rap skill, too. Making her an overall musician and that’s a recipe for great packages in her music.
Born and raised in Johannesburg, the 22 year old artist discovered her passion for songwriting and singing in Mafikeng, where she started learning the ropes of the industry and perfecting her craft. By the age of 14, she wrote and recorded her first song under the production of Malawian Producer “Dumisani Dvmi Mbulo”. She slowly grew and joined Hip-Hop group, “BBM”, consisting Mafikeng based Shane, Virjin, Tankido Kapuwera and Zimbabwean Tafara and YG.
Not only is she a crazy talented vocalist, but handles most of the production and songwriting on all her projects. She wrote “CRAZY4URLOVE” which was a big hit on social media. Being co-producer and writer of the song, she soon got lots of attention. Soon after, she went into the studio producer, “Lesego Smallz Modiseng” and they worked on her second single ‘No Condition’ which easily became a favourite amongst her fans and fellow SA artists who constantly congratulated her on a job well done. With this she bagged Album features with both Sean Pages For his #FromAlexWithLove album, and on PdotO’s #TheDevilzPlayground. She has worked with Ginger Trill, and various Hip-Hop artists.
She recently released her third single ‘All Of This’ ft fellow Bloemfontein rappers (Thwenny Twenny and Castino) which showed off her versatility and lyrical acumen. She holds her own lyrically and also shows how she can ease through any genre she pursues.
Currently working on her EP ”By The Time You Get This” due later this year, she has mixed amazing vocals, potent writing and great talent through features and production. This promises, not only a few surprises sonically but also should be a stepping stone in her musical journey. With this in the works she is also working on another mixtape called #2KSantana that’s going to be made up of amazing songs with notable features like Teepee, Sean Pages, DJEskay, Kaychedda and many more.
South Africa isn’t the only place where she is doing collaborations, she recently also worked with UK Rapper/Producer and Vocalist “Taylor” and she has her sound playing out in the streets of Philadelphia and London.
Crazy For Your Love feat. Smallz
All Of This feat. Castino and Thwenny Twenny
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