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Okmalumkoolkat

Okmalumkoolkat

Okmalumkoolkat

Smiso Zwane/Okmalumkoolkat (born 27 July 1983) is a South African rapper and half of the rap/electronic duo, Dirty Paraffin from Umlazi Township in Durban. Smiso is known for a feature in Cassper Nyovest’s “Gusheshe”, and his famous single, “Mswenkofontein” featuring $tilo Magolide & uSanele.

After graduating from college, Okmalumkoolkat moved to Johannesburg where he met Doctor SpiZee, with whom he formed Dirty Paraffin.

The pair lived together and both shared a mutual passion for art which eventually led to them collaborating several times. After the house in which they lived was robbed, they had to go job hunting. Using the skills he had garnered during his college years, Okmalumkoolkat designed layouts and brands for companies; most notably, Nike.

Okmalumkoolkat was featured on Cassper Nyovest’s “Gusheshe” which was met with positive reviews. He is currently signed to Austrian label Affine Records. This is where he released his debut EP, Holy Oxygen. In 30 December 2016 he released his debut album Mlazi Milano which were supported by two singles before release which were “Ntwana Yam'” and “Gqi”. “Ntwana Yam'” Was released mid August, 2016 and “Gqi” a month before the album. “Gqi” features Durban-formed duo “Amadando” and was accompanied by its music video mid March, 2017. The album was released both on iTunes and officially in music stores.