Based: Cape Town

Meet multi-talented, super stylish Nonku Phiri. Until recently Nonku was making music on the side while working as a graphic designer, illustrator and art director, but she has since decided to focus all her time and energy on music, and she hasn’t looked back since. She still makes time for doodling, but it’s through her music and performance that she has found a way to truly express herself creatively.


She says that her alter-egos (yes, she has three at the moment) allow her to explore the various aspects of her personality on stage. Nonku’s voice is just as versatile and varied as her performances, and she can comfortably master a range of different genres to suit each of her personas – everything from hip hop to alternative and even rap. Nonku regularly performs with artists like PHFat, Okmalumkoolkat, Crazy White Boy and Bra Sol and her collaboration with Jack Parow titled ‘Ode to You’ was released earlier this month. She’s currently working on her solo career while hoping to eventually compile her doodles into a children’s book and possibly even explore tattooing.