Based: Port Elizabeth

Jelariko, real name Sonwabile Jela, is a PE hip hop artist from KwaDwesi who has been nominated in five  categories.Jelariko started his music  journey in primary school and has been writing lyrics ever since.

He has shared the stage with the likes of Steve Kekana and Dj SK.

This is not the first time the muso has been nominated at the Ecmas. In 2018, Jelariko received five nominations.

“I lost my mother when I was four years old and I never met my father. I am also living with albinism.

“I write music that tells true stories that people can relate to.

“This nomination means so much to me. I hope that it will boost my fan base, and make my music known to more people,”  Jelariko said.