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Spoek Mathambo

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Birth name  Nthato Mokgata
Labels  BBE Records (former)
Years active  2006–present

Occupation(s)  Rapper, Producer
Role  Singer-songwriter
Genres  Hip hop, Electro
Name  Spoek Mathambo
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Born  14 May 1985 (age 30) Soweto, Gauteng (1985-05-14)
Origin  Johannesburg, South Africa
Albums  Father Creeper, Mshini Wam, Wave Crusher
Similar People  Okmalumkoolkat, Zaki Ibrahim, Gnucci Banana, Riky Rick, Djedjotronic

Music director  Black South-easter
Record label  Barely Breaking Even
Associated acts  Okmalumkoolkat, JR

Spoek Mathambo - Mshini Wam

Spoek Mathambo (born Nthato Mokgata 14 May 1985) is a South African artist, producer, singer-songwriter and rapper known for his fusion of a wide array of musical influences and his coining the Township Tech, to describe the electronic music he produces.


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Mathambo grew up in Soweto, South Africa. His early work included collaborations with South African producer Sibot, who also worked with Okmalumkoolkat on "Nice Shandees".

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In 2010, his debut album Mshini Wam was released on BBE Records The album includes an award-winning cover of Joy Division’s "She's Lost Control". The track received the Young Director Award at the 2011 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Meanwhile, Mathambo was nominated in the Best African Act category at the 2011 MOBO Awards.

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In 2012, Mathambo released his second album Father Creeper on Sub Pop, gaining him a second nomination for Best African Act, at the 2012 MOBO Awards. He was also nominated for Best African Act for the third time at the 2013 MOBO awards.

Mathambo released his third full-length record, Escape from '85, in July 2013.

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  • Mshini Wam (2010)
  • Father Creeper (2012)
  • Escape from '85 (2013)
  • Eye of the Sun (EP) (with Fantasma) (2014)
  • Free Love (2LP) (with Fantasma) (2015)
  • Mzansi Beat Code (2017)
  • References

    Spoek Mathambo Wikipedia