Sihle Sithole, aka Blxckie: The South African Hip-Hop Sensation

Sihle Sithole, aka Blxckie: The South African Hip-Hop Sensation

Sihle Sithole, known professionally as Blxckie, has been making waves in the music industry with his unique sound and compelling lyrics. Born on November 24, 1999, in Sydenham Heights, Durban, South Africa, His passion for music ignited at the tender age of 8 when he began recording music with friends, laying the groundwork for his future career. Despite enrolling at the University of KwaZulu-Natal for a degree in Psychology, Sithole’s path veered towards music, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown when he began releasing songs on Soundcloud.


Sihle Sithole

24 November 1999 (age 24)

Sydenham Heights, Durban, South Africa
Nationality South African
Other names Somnyama
Alma mater University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • singer
  • record producer
Musical career
Also known as somnyama yena yedwa
  • Hip hop
  • trap
  • M4 Entertainment
  • CCA
  • Taylor Records

Rise to Fame:

In March 2020, Sithole’s popularity soared as he was named the Up Next artist by Apple Music. This marked the beginning of his meteoric rise in the music scene. His single “David,” released on April 30, 2021, quickly achieved gold status in South Africa, followed by the double platinum success of “Ye ×4” featuring Nasty C. Blxckie’s debut studio album, “B4Now,” released on May 21, 2021, further solidified his position in the industry, earning gold certification with over 10,000 units sold.

Top Songs by Blxckie:

  1. David
  2. Ye ×4 (feat. Nasty C)
  3. Big Time Sh’lappa
  4. Mntase
  5. Stripes
  6. Hold
  7. Uppity
  8. Sweeter De Joos
  9. Brah Hanuman
  10. Mzamo
  11. Blue Band Practice (feat. Lucasraps)
  12. Nice
  13. B4Now
  14. 4LUV
  15. Sneaky (feat. A-Reece)

B4Now Tour and Awards:

Blxckie embarked on his B4Now Tour in November 2021, captivating audiences across 10 dates with electrifying performances. His talent and dedication didn’t go unnoticed, as he won Freshman of the Year and received nominations for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Collaboration at the South African Hip Hop Awards 2021. Additionally, he ranked number 1 on MTV Base: SA’s Hottest MCs in December 2021, further cementing his status as a rising star.


In February 2022, Blxckie released his EP “4LUV,” showcasing his versatility and growth as an artist. He later collaborated with fellow South African rapper A-Reece on the song “Sneaky” and received a nomination for Best International Flow at the BET Hip Hop Awards in 2022.

Personal Philosophy:

Blxckie emphasizes the importance of staying connected with fans and remaining humble amidst success. He recognizes the role of fans in his journey to greatness, emphasizing the need for artists to stay grounded and focused on their craft.


Sihle Sithole, aka Blxckie, has undoubtedly made a significant impact on the music industry with his authentic sound and unwavering dedication. From humble beginnings in Durban to achieving gold and platinum success, Blxckie’s journey serves as an inspiration to aspiring artists everywhere. With his talent, passion, and humility, Blxckie continues to pave the way for South African hip-hop on the global stage

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