• country:South Africa
  • style(s):Hip Hop
  • label:Le Rêve Africain / The African Dream
  • type:Band, DJ/Remixer, Duo
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:electronic, singer songwriter
  • artist posted by:Le Rêve Africain (The African Dream)

Line up

  • Laliboi (Lead vocal)


LaliBoi (meaning ‘rural boy’) also known as Siphosenkosi Nkodlwane is a South African lyricist, guitarist and trumpeter that fused his rural Xhosa roots with streetwise township flavour to create one of the most exciting South African Hip-hop releases of recent years, called Siyangaphi. LaliBoi has created a unique and vital blend of Hip-hop, jazz and traditional South African tribal music.

LaliBoi first burst onto the music scene as a trumpeter, forming the band Impande Core which consisted of an array of creatives, cultural activists and a knack for social justice sought after through the making of music. LaliBoi speaks enthusiastically about their sound, drawing on the intricacies of township life and thoroughly emphasizing the magnitude of always staying hopeful, which he believes former South African president Nelson Mandela stood for. Siphosenkosi has shared the stage and performed with Nick Zinner, Sibot, Gruff Rhys, David Albarn from The Gorillas...

LaliBoi’s Siyangaphi album colourfully expresses all the things that make South African contemporary music so exciting right now, authentic cultural richness and relevance while keeping an eye on innovation and the future. A highly skilled and technical MC, LaliBoi’s bouncy raps launch you into the full beauty of the Xhosa language.

Location: Vosloorus, Johannesburg (South Africa)