Based: Cape Town

Raphael Tambwe better known as RAF DON is a South African recording artist, record producer, songwriter, model and brand influencer.

RAF is well known for his influential fashion sense, mind blowing music sounds and storytelling lyricism

He’s been the face of some major fashion and advertising campaigns such as Superbalist, Power Horse, Volkswagen, Pokemon, Axe, Levis and many more.

With several radio chart topping hits under his belt, RAF has worked, colloborated
and song written with several artists

across the globe such as DJ Maphorisa, Riky Rick, Kel-P Vibes, Pop Lock n Roll (Film), Honey 3 (Film), KDDO, Toya Delazy, YoungstaCPT, KLY, Victor Masondo the list goes on.

He perceives himself as an artistic individual through his love for music and art; be it dance, fashion, music or acting. When asked why be a musician? He simply replied, “People have admired poets for centuries and glorified musicians for even longer”.

RAF DON’s most recent work includes ‘Tekky?’ featuring YoungstaCPT, which became the biggest song in Cape Town for 2022 topping

multiple charts for several weeks and accumulating over 40 million radio impacts across South African radio stations.

Collaboration is key to his success and its evident in his latest work with 2x Grammy Award-Winning producer

Kel-P Vibes (Wizkid, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi etc.) who’s about to release his debut EP Bully Season Vol.1 on which RAF is the main songwriter.