Yolophonik has been making strides in the music scene. In the past 2 months, he was featured on City Press #Trending feature and Kid Fonque’s ‘Selective Styles’ show on 5FM. His feature proved his musical prowess, showcasing his sound range with all songs from the mix coming from his own collection. In the interview, he mentions how his inspiration comes from producers like Romderful who’s genre-bending alternative sounds push the boundaries we all know in music.
One of the heaviest weights of responsibility the arts & entertainment industry has had to carry over the years was translating South African stories to film. These include folklore tales passed through generations around night fires, the racial wars our forefathers endured, the diverse cultures within our communities & many other moments of storytelling within our borders. Therefore it’s important that we celebrate the creative filmmakers who’ve taken it upon themselves to carry this responsibility and pass on the torch to the next generation. Elvis ‘Hyena’ Phiri, is one of these brave storytellers who has dedicated his life to translating life’s moments in South Africa through the lens. Today, we celebrate his contribution to this profession as #ArtistOfTheMonth for September.
This month’s #PoemOfTheMonth is an inspirational story of a love that has stood the test of time, overcoming a nations history of racial segregation and supression. Torsten Tebogo Rybka, known on stage as Clear is a South African poet from Ga Rankuwa, Pretoria. His poem ‘Against All Odds’ is one inspired by events his parents had to endure during the apartheid era.