|Birth name Nthato Mokgata|
Labels BBE Records (former)
Years active 2006–present
|Occupation(s) Rapper, Producer|
Genres Hip hop, Electro
Name Spoek Mathambo
|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.
- Spoek Mathambo Mshini Wam
- Rocking the daisies 2013 spoek mathambo live performance
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".
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.
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.