BIOG 2016

(Poet, Musician, beadwork artist, blogger and social activist)


A trailblazing force on the South African cultural landscape, Mazwai’s journey has been awe inspiring.

Mazwai is a talented and unique artist who tells many stories thru various disciplines.

An avid contributor to social dialogue, Mazwai is known as being ‘the voice of the voiceless.’

Her artistic trajectory often creates a stir as she has a way of expressing herself honestly…sometimes brutally.


Her works include 2 spoken word/music albums, MAMIYA and NDINGUBANI; an autobiographical poetry anthology called Wena; a beadwork fashion range, The House of Mobu; her popular and provocative blog; Ntsiki also has a twitter account she uses to stir up national debates. She has also produced some theatre works, The Mama Said Sessions and Ntsiki Speaks.

Ntsiki has performed in Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Belgium, Amsterdam, Italy, Jamaica, Swaziland, Botswana, NYC and all over South Africa.

She has recorded songs with Pops Mohamed, Madala Kunene, Khuli Chana, Thandiswa, Nomisupasta, Dj Euphonic, Dj Kent, Mahoota, Mandla Spikiri and many others.


Her works explores the themes of femininity, black consciousness, racism, family dynamics and spirituality. She has an enviable stage presence, which has made her a popular favourite.

She has also won awards for her service to the community; as well as her for her works.


Half woman, half goddess……Ntsiki Mazwai is a powerhouse.


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