Umlilo is a multi-disciplinary artist from Parkview, South Africa. He is a self-acclaimed pioneer of future kwaai.

Umlilo merges an avant-garde aesthetic with technology, visual art, dance, film and fashion design. He has released two acclaimed visual EPs that have been play listed on different TV channels and received over 100 000 streams online. In 2017, Umlilo toured Brazil and Germany with a rap duo called Stash Crew.

Umlilo released two EPs Shades of Kwaai and Aluta that are both available on Apple Music, Amazon and other music platforms. The EP was play listed all over the world in countries such as Australia, Canada, Japan, France and the US. The debut single 'Living Dangerously' off his debut EP 'Shades of Kwaai' was named one of Rolling Stone SA Magazine's hottest singles of the month in May 2013 and featured in film a called 'While You Weren't Looking.'


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