Xhosa rapper iFani is a breath of fresh air to the South African hip-hop industry. With his unique look and lyrical ability, iFani made sure he would not go unnoticed and has had the public in awe since releasing his first single Ewe. Born in Mthatha and raised in the Port Elizabeth locations of New Brighton and Motherwell, iFani today is known as the hilarious, witty, punchline-master and overall creative MC from the Eastern Cape.

iFani’s career path was not always music. As a University of Cape Town BSc (Hons) Computer Science & BSc (Computer Engineering) graduate, iFani started off in the corporate world where music was something he did on the side. From 2005 to 2009 iFani was an underground rapper who went from battles to cyphers to releasing mixtapes and heading to Hip Hop shows around the country. It wasn’t until 2010 where iFani lost someone very close to his heart and within a short space of time found himself in hospital after a nasty care accident, that he decided to take a new route in life. He felt that life was too short not to be doing what he absolutely loved which was music. With the release of his debut 'I Believes In Me', Ifani looks set to change the status of hip-hop music in South Africa.


Track artwork
iFani - Ewe (Produced By St Bosseratti)


ZAJohannesburg, South Africa


Dream Team SA
Profile added by DJ Okapi on 28 May 2014