Prelude Poets

8 October 2019 | Tuesday

Bandiswa Vilane

Word Architect

Bandiswa Vilane was born and raised in Eswatini, Swaziland. She is currently studying toward her degree in Economics and Industrial Psychology at the University of Kwa Zulu-Natal. A poet, published author, public speaker, visual artist, violinist, youth empowerment entrepreneur and debater. 

Bandiswa started writing at the age 11 and at the age of 16 became the youngest published author in Eswatini, with her book Broken Affections.

She has worked with many youth organisations in Eswatini and hopes to use continue, using the arts, to create a better Africa.

Bandiswa  is currently serving as an executive member of Word Architect Performing Artists Society, holding the office of Public Relations.

9 October 2019 | Wednesday

Khulekani Ndwandwe

Ubuciko Bomlomo Infotainment

Better known as Cruz, Khulekani is a conscious poet from the Ntuzuma township and one of the resident artists at Ubuciko Bomlomo Infotainment – a youth led, artists movement from Ntuzuma. 

He has been performing his work for more than 7 years. Performing on stages like on Sundowners Playhouse, Caligraphy (Kwamakhutha) and Quote a Poet. Khulekani has also featured on a number of local radio stations such as Inanda FM and Vibe FM.

10 October 2019 | Thursday

Jabulani Mkhize

Iziko Lamagama

Jabulani Mkhize is a Durban based, Zulu poet and the co-founder of Iziko lamagama Art Movement. He was a winner of the Poetry Africa schools competition in 2011. He is one of the organisers of the Amanguni Art Show and has participated at the Sundowners Concert & Poetry. His aspirations include becoming a published author and radio personality.


11 October 2019 | Friday

Irene Munthree

Nowadays Poets

Irene Munthree is a Durban based poet, whose writing has been published in the anthologies, Drumbeats from Africa and Best “New” Poets of Africa 2018.

With the courage to be unapologetically herself, she and her controversial poetry have featured on Durban’s East Coast Radio.

Irene is an executive commitment member of the Nowadays Poetry, which is based at the BAT Centre.

She is incredibly passionate about personal development and has practice, High on I, that focuses on transformational life coaching.

Irene’s wish is for her poetry to inspire people to question the status quo, be aware of their own closed mindedness and then choose to open it, to the extraordinary, infinite possibilities of this beautiful human experience.