Themba Sekowe, the son of his parents, is Themba Sekowe to everyone else. However, to the younger generation in South Africa, he is more of a legend. Hip-hop, Kwaito and House music have all been dominated by Amapiano. He is the only person to have done this on his own.
Phori is a cultural touchstone in every way. At first glance, it’s hard to tell who he really is. Maphorisa’s hallmark is a doek and shades style, so whenever you see one, you think of him.
Maphorisa wasn’t a household name when she first came on the scene. Look back at his previous photos, and you’ll see that he’s already come a long way since his days as a 16-year-old making music. While he didn’t have a lot of money at the time, he had a clear idea of what he wanted to be and who he wanted to be, and that’s something that most people don’t have at the age of 16.
Maphorisa went from an unknown kid to a household name in the entertainment world in a matter of years. He is a living example of how, with dedication and desperation, we can all achieve our life’s goals and become the people we were meant to be.
Phori has also demonstrated that as soon as you start producing money, you’re going to start growing. Hence, if we can take anything away from this multifaceted musical genius, it is to be brave in our pursuit of our goals. In the absence of Phori, we would not have been exposed to the music that has moved us to tears on the dance floor, nor would we have had the opportunity to get to know the musicians he has discovered across South Africa.
To become a superstar, Phori had to find something that brought him joy, and he did just that. He didn’t hunt for a high-paying job; instead, he focused on developing his God-given talents and the money followed.