LEADING hair care brand, Stylin’, is a brand synonymous with South Africans and our unique South African story. Formerly known as Stylin’ Dredz, the brand is all about owning individuality, styling your story and standing out in a way that is encouraged and celebrated.
MGOSI had a chat with one of the Creative Conquerors, Big Zulu – Born Siyabonga Nene, he is a musician who entered the entertainment industry straight out of the taxi rank and swept through the local showbiz scene like a tsunami, stretching his tentacles from soapies to music and TV. He is unique for reinventing Maskandi in a rap style.
I won the Best Newcomer at South African Hip Hop Awards 2018, a category that was sponsored by Stylin’ Dreads. We’ve had a great working relationship since then.
“I’m very excited, honoured, and grateful to be part of this campaign. I can’t even express how excited I am,” says Big Zulu.
He says being part of the City Art Tour will definitely grow his brand, and his music will reach a wider audience.
In terms of preparations, he says he has impressive new music and top-notch collaborations.
“I’m in the studio every night, recording and rehearsing,” he concludes.
The City Art Tour is about living on your own terms, creating your own world and thriving in that unique creation. In 2018 Stylin’ introduced The Creative Conquerors- a collective of creatives in various disciplines who have crafted their careers and seen great success doing what they truly love. They embody the Stylin’ ethos and use their art forms, self-expression and creativity to help reshape the world we live in. 2019 sees a new group of Creatives Conquerors, joining the movement.
The 2019 Creative Conquerors have each chosen a location in and around Johannesburg CBD needing upliftment and added their creative touch to curate signature urban art installations.
These installations will act as landmarks for the Stylin’ City Art Tour– which is available for the public to experience at no cost for three months. Consumers will have the opportunity to hop onto a Stylin’ Bus and take the tour to visit these installations while learning about the inspiration behind each piece of artwork- taking in an authentic Jozi experience, as the backdrop to the creative flair provided by the Creative Conquerors.