Mzwandile Buthelezi is a multi disciplinary artist based in Johannesburg who found his interest in art through graffiti art . Graffiti afforded him the space to grow his artistic talent and find his voice as a socially conscious youth. With time, the attention to lettering and shading required by street art translated into a love for fonts and the digital colour palette employed by graphic designers. Amongst his many project involvements, Buthelezi is art director of Funisu Skateboards, a local brand that uses design to foster a culture of Afrocentrism in the skateboarding world.
Mzwandile's current work is inspired by his love for jazz music, through shapes and figures, he explores ideas of Afrikan Spirituality, Mysticism and Politics of Identity, developing a style that is influenced by what is known in the art circles as "Township Art". A style he prefers to call "Surreal Expressionism".
His pieces have been featured on jazz album covers and his work on the cover of "The Offering" has received critical acclaim.
Mafikeng born GOGO Music artist, Lesego Sefako, who goes by the alias "Sir LSG", has performed alongside South African house royalty; DJ Christos, Vinny Da Vinci, Tim White, DJ Ganyani, DJ Mbuso and Greg Maloka to name a few, as well as international acts; Ralf GUM, Rocco, Monique Bingham, Andy Compton, Vick Lavender, and Portia Monique.
He has since done remixes for The Muffinz, UPZ aka Avi Elman, Ralf GUM, Andy Compton, Nathan Adams and MAQman. He has collaborating with Brian Temba, a legendary South African R&B singer/songwriter and trumpeter Kafele on a song titled "All I Am", which enjoyed great air play on South African Radio Stations and became a local dance floor anthem.
In 2014 Sir LSG was voted by Traxsource at Number 20 on the Top 100 Afro House Producers of the year.
Sir LSG will release his debut album co-produced by Thandi Ntuli. The album bridges between soulful house and electronic sounds, and features a wide range of singers from different musical backgrounds.
"Ephasini Lamabhudango" is a short film about the celebration and reimagining of a Ndebele woman in modern day Johannesburg who dares to be her true self.
"Ephasini Lamabhudango" loosely translated, means "your dream world".
A product of "Dream Out Loud Productions", this work is a culmination of the talents of some of the leading young names in the South African film industry, namely Tsholofelo Maseko, Dumisani Mvumvu and Ndumiso Sibanda and features a song by Ntuli called: "To My Own Self"