Lucky Matome is living a double life. By day he is a police spokesperson and constable on the beat. By night, a kwaito star dropping beats.
"This past Friday I was making arrests, and then Saturday I'm on stage," laughed Matome, 37, who performs under the stage name Scylash.
The career cop from Kagiso in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, has been nominated in the best new kwaito artist category at the Mzansi Kwaito & House Music Awards for his song Let It Drop.
"When I perform there are opportunities for people to be doing something illegal, like drinking and driving.
"But I always make light of it. I get on stage and say: 'People, you need to behave. Remember, I'm a police officer.' The crowd loves that."
Matome started his policing career in 2001 in Krugersdorp before being redeployed to nearby Tarlton on the West Rand.
He has won seven awards in the service.