The Come-up By Zandile Hlabangane



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    Sean Purplehays

    Rapper, songwriter and part-time producer, Sean Purplehays from Soweto, works under an independent record label called Crack Entertainment Inc. which is run by Ofentse Mothelesi, who also goes by the name “Tru Crack”. Sean is currently doing his final year in BA Psychology, but emphasises that to him music is like a full-time job already. […]

  • Alie Duke

    Self-taught DJ, remixer and producer, Matome Molewa, is originally from Tzaneen in Limpopo and is passionate about making music. Alie has a very unique music style, which started back in 2008 when he was only in grade 7, and considers himself to be very ambitious. He prioritises on fame rather than fortune stating that “one […]

  • 10.0

    Alexander Ndebele, who goes by the name “10.0”, is a hip-hop musician born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and is currently based in Johannesburg. Alexander is currently studying an LLB Law at the University of Johannesburg, however he aspires to grow with his music as well as expand his platform of listeners. He started out doing poetry […]

  • KVYK Media

    KVYK, which stands for “Ke Vibe Yarona Kaofela” meaning “it’s our vibe together” , is a media company which specializes in fields such as media publishing, motion picture production, events, photography (event coverage), as well as media advertising and artist management. The brand was founded by one of two head members Sandile Mogotsi, 20, from […]

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    Sandisiwe Magagula

    Rapper and aspiring producer, Sandisiwe Magagula who goes by the name “Radical”, is originally from Daveyton in the East of Johannesburg. Radical began his rapping career back in 2008, he then recorded his first song two years later. In 2011 Radical took an interest in composing beats, however he decided to take a break in […]

  • Niall Higgins

    Multi-talented Niall, who is only 18 years old, has achieved a number of awards from public speaking all the way to his music and acting career. Niall, who grew up in Atlasville Boksburg and attended Benoni High School, is a man of many talents ranging between motivational speaking, acting as well as drum and guitar […]

  • Rhulani Justin Chauke

    22 year-old Rhulani Chauke, born and raised in Benoni, has a love for literature which blossomed from as early as primary school and grew deeper during his high school career, J.K Rowling being his favourite author. Rhulani matriculated from Wordsworth High School in 2011 and in 2014 graduated, with a bachelor of commerce in finance, […]

  • Kimon Rayne

    Kimon Rayne is a DJ, Live electronic performer and tropical, techno house producer who was practically born with headphones on. Music, regardless of the style or genre, has been an obsession of mine for my entire life. Whether its listening, playing, mixing or producing, its an art form that’s grabbed onto me and wont be […]

  • Lizwe ‘LowkeySITH’ Mahlangu

    Lizwe Mahlangu aka LowkeySITH is a recording hip hop artist from (Crystal Park) Benoni. LowkeySITH started rapping at the age of 14 and recorded his first song the following year. LowkeySITH Was part of a rap duo called S.I.T.H (Sick In The Head) with a good friend Kwena Arthur Semeneya. The duo performed at the […]

  • Real

    Meet real. A trio from Benoni( East Rand). Real is a dynamic combination of two rappers and a singer. Real pride themselves in delivering quality music for the ladies. Real make a type of genre they call gentleman-rap, which is a type of Hip Hop that uplifts the female image rather than talking about the […]

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    Soul Gondwana

    Keitumetse Bogatsu, who goes by the name of Soul Gondwana, was born in Soweto and raised in Wattville Benoni. Keitumetse has a deep love for soulful house music and in 2012 created the aspiring artist name Soul Gondwana. Soul Godwana produces house music and in addition to that, runs a podcast called The Family Gardens […]


    Itumeleng Mogola – student at Wordsworth High School – along with Kamogelo Dlamini – student at the University of Johannesburg – are the founders of the androgynous clothing brand Modge. They believe that the extraordinary aspect of their brand is to incorporate the new and the old and as a result producing a new creation […]