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Interesting facts about the life and career of Slikour


If you are conversant with South Africa’s entertainment industry, you should be familiar with Skwatta Kamp group. Although the seven-man group is now defunct, Slikour is one of the most popular members of the award-winning group. While with them, he, alongside his fellow label mates, recorded and released four albums before they parted ways in 2009. Their biggest achievement came in 2003 with the release of Mkhukhu Funkshen. It sold over 25,000 copies and won the group numerous award nominations.


Slikour has gone on to make a name for himself in the South African music industry even as he is no longer with Skwatta Kamp. He released his first album titled Ventilation Mixtape Vol. 1. The album, interestingly, put him in contention for many awards. Slikour profile summary Full name: Siyabonga Themba Metane Date of birth: 13th of April, 1981 Age: 38 years old Zodiac sign: Aries Birthplace: Leondale, Johannesburg, South Africa Marital status: Married Hair colour: Black Eye colour: Brown Profession: Musician and TV show host Earning: $29,100 Ethnicity: Black Nationality: South African Wife: Melissa Wilkinson Child: Shaka Khensani Anathi Metane

Slikour biography Siyabonga ‘Slikour’ Metane was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to native South African parents. He is a rapper and an active member of the award-winning seven-man South African group Skwatta Kamp that debuted in 1996 before they went into hiatus. While with the group, they released four albums and a mixtape, including Khot En Joyn, as their first released album in 2002. They further went on to release Mkhukhu Funkshen, which had huge sales, and they followed it with Washumkhukhu.


During the Global Fresh Collective campaign (GFC) of SAB Miller, he had the privilege of travelling to New York as the representative of South Africa in 2009. The GFC gathers innovative thinkers from various parts of the world who are passionate about upcoming talents, music, and other creative subjects. Besides, Slikour partly owns an artist management organisation and a record label known as Buttabing Entertainment. The company began in 2002. Slikour was chosen to co-host an e.Tv reality dance show, Step Up or Step Out, in 2013. Even though he seems to have achieved so much today, the star rapper has had his downtime. In 2015, he was one of the celebrities chosen to star in a dance reality show, Strictly Come Dancing.

Slikour released his first album, Ventilation Mixtape Vol. 1, in 2005, and it gathered widespread massive airplay before he followed it with Ventilation Mixtape Vol. 2 in 2007 with the third volume coming in 2010. The albums spoke about how young and upcoming artists think alike. All the songs in the album were composed and recorded in the studio by Slikour. Since he started his entertainment career, the South African rapper’s career has been decorated with an award, and he had also received several nominations. He had a notable achievement when he scooped Metro FM Music Awards under the category of Hit Single of the Year in 2008.

In other news – Ntsiki Mazwai’s letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa shocks Mzansi

Former journalist and anti-apartheid activist Thami Mazwai has distanced himself and his wife from a scathing open letter written by his daughter Ntsiki to president Cyril Ramaphosa. Thami said he was “disappointed and shocked” at his daughter’s letter which accused Ramaphosa of among others “appeasing the white master” and “putting money ahead of your own people”. “I believe that all of you are aware of the high esteem in which I personally hold our government,” Thami said.

Ntsiki Mazwai

“The efforts by President Ramaphosa and his colleagues show their commitment to our people. I thus, on behalf of my wife and I distance us from the comments by Ntsiki.” He labelled his daughter’s comments as “not only unfortunate but uncalled for in a situation in which all of us must hold hands. Read more

Source: Briefly