On The Radar

On The Radar

The Definitive Pan-African urban culture report that identifies the continent’s next generation of influencers.

On the Radar includes musicians, bloggers, multi-media artists, athletes, social innovators and collectives which we believe are worth watching. Our mission is to put the spotlight on the continent’s most exciting and interesting opinion leaders, taste-makers and scene-shakers who we believe has the potential for future commercial success.

 

Top 15

Rich Mnisi
The new darling of South Africa’s fashion industry is the indomitable Rich Mnisi. With his eponymous label, he has taken the fashion game to unseen heights.  Rich was catapulted to ...
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Yung Swiss
Yung Swiss, born Steve Dang, is the Cameroon born and South African raised rapper, singer, songwriter and recording artist who hails from Rosettenville, Johannesburg and the man behind DJ Speedsta's ...
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Heavy K
Mkhululi Siqula best known as Heavy K is a record producer and DJ from Veeplaas, which is situated in Nelson Mandela Bay, formerly known as Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern ...
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Teephlow
Teephlow (Baidoo Lukeman) is a young Ghanaian rapper garnering praise and commercial success in the West African Music Scene. He is signed to The Last Two Music Group - one ...
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Thabasie
Thabsie Biyela may seem like an overnight success, but her rise to stardom has been a long time in the making. A talented backup singer for many years, Thabsie has ...
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Jojo Abot
Mesmerising, Vibrant and eclectic, are just some of the world to describe one of Africa’s most talented and surprising young artists - Jojo Abot. Jojo is a Ghanaian artist expressing ...
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Kwena Baloyi
Kwena Baloyi is a freelance fashion stylist that is taking the local industry by storm not only in her work, but through her personal style expression.  The term trendsetter has ...
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Thebe Magugu
Born and raised in Kimberley, South Africa, Thebe is a fashion designer creating original couture inspired by the women who raised him. Thebe received his degree in Fashion & Apparel ...
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Imraan Christian
Influencer, storyteller, and visual artist, Imraan Christian uses his camera as a paintbrush to tell stories and give a voice to his generation. Having grown up in the Cape Flats ...
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Luke Doman
Luke Doman is the multitalented creative force steering the ship of one of South Africa’s most prized properties: Corner Store. Home to three of the biggest streetwear labels in the ...
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Osborne
Osborne Macharia is a self-taught photographer and visual storyteller who’s putting the Kenyan creative scene on the map. Osborne studied architecture but soon became dissatisfied with his chosen career and ...
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Lasizwe
Lasizwe is a dynamic presenter, MC. Actor and all round television personality. Lasizwe was born in Pimville Soweto and rose to prominence with his comedic personas and videos he posted ...
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Anthony Bila
Anthony Bila is a photographer and art director working to change perceptions of Africa as a home of excellence and craft. Creating work as The Expressionist, Anthony has a distinctly ...
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Tumi Voster
Tumi Voster is a widely recognised South African television and radio personality. Tumi has been in the spotlight for decades and got her start in pageants. At 5 she was ...
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Music

Teephlow

Teephlow – On The Radar

Teephlow (Baidoo Lukeman) is a young Ghanaian rapper garnering praise and commercial success in the West African Music Scene. He is signed to The Last ...
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Thabsie Biyela

Thabsie Biyela – On The Radar

Thabsie Biyela may seem like an overnight success, but her rise to stardom has been a long time in the making. A talented backup singer ...
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Jojo Abot

Jojo Abot – On The Radar

Mesmerising, Vibrant and eclectic, are just some of the world to describe one of Africa’s most talented and surprising young artists - Jojo Abot. Jojo ...
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Yung Swiss

Yung Swiss – On The Radar

Yung Swiss, born Steve Dang, is the Cameroon born and South African raised rapper, singer, songwriter and recording artist who hails from Rosettenville, Johannesburg and ...
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Frank Casino

Frank Casino – On The Radar

Frank Casino (real name: Nhlanhla Tshabalala) was born and raised in the heart Thembisa. Experimenting with music since 2004 Frank would go on to create ...
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Heavy K

Heavy K – On The Radar

Mkhululi Siqula best known as Heavy K is a record producer and DJ from Veeplaas, which is situated in Nelson Mandela Bay, formerly known as ...
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Wondaboy

Wondaboy – On The Radar

Wondaboy’s career in music began when his former group ,The Diamondz, were crowned the winners of the prestigious Star Quest Singing Competition. In 2012, Wonda ...
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Rayvanny

Rayvanny – On The Radar

The multi talented Rayvanny, is a singer songwriter and dancer who calls tanzania his home. rayvanny discovered his musical leanings early on, and it didn't ...
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Odunsi (The Engine)

Odunsi The Engine – On The Radar

Singer and producer, Bowofoluwa Odunsi, more fondly known as Odunsi, The Engine is a nigerian born artist blending disparate genres into what he calls Afro-fusion ...
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Nonku Phiri – On The Radar

Nonku is the daughter of famed musician Ray Phiri, but the Cape Town based singer has become an artist in her own right. She has ...
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Shekhinah Donnell – On The Radar

Shekhinah is one of South Africa’s most popular vocalists. The Back to the Beach singer is a Durban native, but she has managed to create ...
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Khaligraph Jones – On The Radar

Khaligraph Jones, real name, Brian Ouko, is a Kenyan rapper who was first inspired by his brother to pick up the mic. Jones started in ...
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Nakhane Toure – On The Radar

Nakhane Toure is a musician, actor, and author originally from a small town in the Eastern Cape Town called Alice. Coming from a musical family ...
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Sheebah Karungi – On The Radar

Sheebah Karungi is a Ugandan recording artists and dancer. Sheebah hails from Kampala, and before becoming a solo musician she was part of the dance ...
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Fashion & Design

Loza Maléombho

Loza Maléombho – On The Radar

Loza Maleombho is an Ivorian fashion designer, who eponymous fashion label is a fusion between traditional cultures/ subcultures and contemporary fashion. Having been born in ...
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Steven Onoja

Steven Onoja – On The Radar

Steven Onoja has travelled the world and delivered his unique take on style, art, and the creative ideal. through is blog, and creative consultancy Ostentation ...
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Rich Mnisi

Rich Mnisi – On The Radar

The new darling of South Africa’s fashion industry is the indomitable Rich Mnisi. With his eponymous label, he has taken the fashion game to unseen ...
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Kwena Baloyi

Kwena Baloyi – On The Radar

Kwena Baloyi is a freelance fashion stylist that is taking the local industry by storm not only in her work, but through her personal style ...
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Michael Love

Michael Love – On The Radar

Michael Love is a visionary and unique South African photographer who has made his own place of self expression through the creation of his online ...
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Boogy Maboi

Boogy Maboi – On The Radar

Lethabo “Boogy” Maboi’s talent as a stylist has turned her name into a brand in and of itself. Boogy first gained national attention as K-TV ...
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Thebe Magugu

Thebe Magugu – On The Radar

Born and raised in Kimberley, South Africa, Thebe is a fashion designer creating original couture inspired by the women who raised him. Thebe received his ...
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Urban Innovators

Dune Tilley

Dune Tilley – On The Radar

The youngest member of On The Radar Volume 2, photographer Dune Tilley is quickly making a name for himself as one of the countries’ finest ...
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Kyle Weeks

Kyle Weeks – On The Radar

Kyle Weeks is a Namibian born born photographer who now splits his time between amsterdam and Cape Town. After obtaining his degree in photography from ...
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Tusa Mamba

Tusa Mamba – On The Radar

After seeing a thirst new and exclusive streetwear drops that was being satisfied within the South African fashion scene, Streetwear Curator and  entrepreneur, Tusa Mamba ...
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K-$

K-$ – On The Radar

K-$ or Kalo Canterbury as he is known to friends and family is graduated from DJ to entertainment institution. A fixture of Cape Town’s nightlife ...
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Yagazie Emezi

Yagazie Emezi – On The Radar

Yagazie is a self-taught documentary photographer from Aba Nigeria. Her lense exposes brutal honesty in every frame that draws viewers from all walks of life ...
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Anthony Bila

Anthony Bila – On The radar

Anthony Bila is a photographer and art director working to change perceptions of Africa as a home of excellence and craft. Creating work as The ...
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Imraan Christian

Imraan Christian – On The Radar

Influencer, storyteller, and visual artist, Imraan Christian uses his camera as a paintbrush to tell stories and give a voice to his generation. Having grown ...
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Patrick Visser

Patrick Visser – On The Radar

Patrick Visser, Cape Town’s nightlife curator is steering party culture into the future in the mother City. Originally from Plumstead,  Patrick has now made the ...
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Osborne Macharia

Osborne Macharia – On The Radar

Osborne Macharia is a self-taught photographer and visual storyteller who’s putting the Kenyan creative scene on the map. Osborne studied architecture but soon became dissatisfied ...
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Sarah Waiswa

Sarah Waiswa – On The Radar

Sarah Waiswa is the Ugandan Born Kenyan based documentary and portrait photography using her talents to explore African identity in the modern era. With sociology ...
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Athletes

Pule Ekstein

Pule Ekstein – On The Radar

Pule Ekstein is the young, vibrant, and dynamic football star who calls league giants, Kaizer Chiefs his home. The attacking midfielder is famous for his ...
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Willard Katsande

Willard Katsande – On The Radar

Willard Katsande is Zimbabwean footballer who has made a name for himself at one of South Africa and Africa's biggest clubs, Kaizer Chiefs. A compatriot ...
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Khama Gaucho Billiat

Khama Gaucho Billiat – On the Radar

Khama Billiat is a Zimbabwean International midfielder currently playing for PSL giants Mamelodi Sundowns. Khama rose from an exemplary youth career to become one of ...
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Ramahlwe Mphahlele

Ramahlwe Mphahlele – On The Radar

South African football talent, Ramahlwe Mphahlele has been a fixture of the psl for a number of years, who currently plies his trade at South ...
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Luvo Manyonga

Luvo Manyonga – On The Radar

Luvo Manyonga is a South African track and field athlete who specialises in the long jump. Raised in Mbekweni, in Paarl, and started his track ...
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Health & Lifestyle

Twiggy Moli

Twiggy Moli – On The Radar

Twiggy Moli, or Tshepang Mollison, is the social media darling behind Sleepless in Soweto - a lifestyle blog that is among South Africa’s most popular ...
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Nadia Jaftha

Nadia Jaftha – On The Radar

The always vivacious, sometimes irreverent Nadia Jaftha is a brand unto herself. The social media personality, lifestyle blogger and now fitness and wellbeing practitioner is ...
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Candice Bodington

Candice Bodington – On The Radar

Coming from a background that most of us can relate to Candice Bodington was a graphic who felt it was time to leave the desk ...
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Cara Lisa

Cara Lisa – On The Radar

Health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition - Cara Lisa has all bases covered. With a philosophy that stems from a understanding of mindfulness, nourishment, movement, enrichment ...
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Dominique Lamon

Dominique Lamon – On The Radar

Dominique Lamon can't slow down. She is a property broker, fitness expert, wellness enthusiasts and model all in a mere 24 hours. Her social media ...
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Sbahle Mpisane

Sbahle Mpisane – On The Radar

The Fitness bunnie, Sbahle Mpisane, counts herself as one South Africa’s most beloved fitness personalities. From training programmes, to meal prep, Sbahle knows what it ...
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TV & Entertainment

Tumi Voster

Tumi Voster – On The Radar

Tumi Voster is a widely recognised South African television and radio personality. Tumi has been in the spotlight for decades and got her start in ...
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Gantane Gwane

Gantane Gwane – On The Radar

Gantae Gwane is, in no uncertain terms, an entertainer extraordinaire. Although primarily an actor His skills are numerous: he acts, plays music, dances and writes ...
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Altovise Lawrence

Altovise Lawrence – On the Radar

Altovise Lawrence is a South African actress best known for winning the first season of BET Africa's first ever original production, Top Actor. Originally from ...
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Jason Goliath

Jason Goliath – On The Radar

South African comedian Jason Goliath has been growing his career steadily over the past 8 years. A popular touring comedian, Jason Goliath has performed in ...
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Lasizwe Dambuza

Lasizwe Dambuza – On The Radar

Lasizwe is a dynamic presenter, MC. Actor and all round television personality. Lasizwe was born in Pimville Soweto and rose to prominence with his comedic ...
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Collectives

FAKA

FAKA – On The Radar

FAKA is the South African performance art duo, turned cultural movement headlined and created by best friends Thato Ramaisa (Fela Gucci) and Buyani Duma (Desire ...
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2 Many Siblings

2 Many Siblings – On The Radar

Style comes naturally to the Kenyan duo of 2 Many Siblings. Velma Rossa and Papa Petit are the creators and managers of the fashion and ...
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Prime Obsession

Keneilwe Mothoa & Shelley Mokoena – On The Radar

The creative partnership of Shelley and Keneilwe transcends fashion to create beauty wherever they turn their eyes. Longtime friends, Shelley and Keneilwe have turned their ...
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Dear Ribane

Dear Ribane – On The Radar

Sibling creative collective Dear Ribane are putting their stamp on the future with a uniquely South African flair. The trio, consisting of Manthe, Tebogo, and ...
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The Sartists

The Sartists – On The Radar

The Sartists have created their own visual language and brought a new sense of style to the South African creative scene. The Sartists are Andile ...
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