The Return Of Cypher

This is one full day of hiphop taking place during the National Arts Festival. The aim is to revive the true essence of the hiphop culture through its 5 elements.


The elements will be highlighted through music dialogues (themed discussions and music business), workshops (info sharing and networks), and live performances in the evening.


This program seeks to represents hiphop in its entirely without comprising the culture.

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About the Artists


Once upon a time, during the year 1988, an aspiring legend was born on the dusty streets of a small town called Burgersdorp in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, and he was named Ntandazo Wisdom Tungata. His Art of Rap began in Port Elizabeth where he grew up, when he got introduced to Hip Hop music. He wrote his first lyrics in 2003. In 2005 he joined a Hip Hop movement called Smaq Lawnj Kamp where he started performing in public, showcasing his talent in Emceeing (Rapping) to the masses of P.E. He earned respect with freestyles and battles, collaborating with groups like 3rd Word, Antiseptics and Open Soul within the Smaq Lawnj Kamp 2006.


Wizdom continued his career in music by working with different artists and producers all around Nelson Mandela Bay during 2008 and then started working in a solo capacity in 2009. In 2010 he worked with a crew called Fiction Of Sound as he evolved to dungeon hip hop and poetry. Smaq Lawnj Kamp merged with Lion Heads Entertainment to become one hip-hop family. In 2011 he started Untamed Empire and went solo after the fact. His signature genre is Hip-Hop and Soul but he is versatile enough to jump into any type of music thrown in his direction. He is always on point and on his toes. He is now a producer, composer, vocalist, video-graphic editor/director and a poet. He has just released a new album titled “Black Magic” (14th of February 2024). The album is available on all online stores including Apple music and Spotify.



Phakamisa is an eminent comedian, born and raised in the grimy streets of eMagaleni in Kwazakhele, Gqeberha. Fayindlala was first spotted by other PE comedians in 2016 during an open mic session by Culture Consciousness Society. That is how he got to perform for the first time (2017), in one of the
biggest Comedy shows in the City called Umgalelo Comedy Show. From there Fayindlala has made his name known amongst the most popular comedians in the Eastern Cape such as the likes of Mbulelo Msongelwa and Ta Fire to mention a few. He has also shared sharing big stages with SA’s known Comedians like Siya Seya, Isaac Gampu and many more.

This year he hosted his first One Man Show called “Can of Worms” which was a sold out production and a great success. Fayindlala is also part of StandUp People family, which is a comedy, poetry, music and chillas group. Not only has he performed on the stages of PE, but has been entertaining people in different cities and Provinces namely: Mthatha, East London, Grahamstown and Cape
Town. Fayindlala’s objective is to grow the Comedy Community within the Eastern Cape, changing people’s perspectives about the province. This fine
gentleman who’s a father to a 6 year old has future plans to hold his own Comedy Show, and spread his talent worldwide.

  • Venue: The Black Power Station
  • Location: The Old Power Station
  • Ticket price: ZAR 100.00
  • Programme type: The Fringe
  • Genre: Music
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Ages: 16+
    • Strong Language

There are no performances for this show.