Vuyani Bekwaphi (as the authorities know him) is a rugged street poet whose scuffed shoes have a story to tell- and you would not want to walk a mile in them. Hailing from a dusty village called Lonely Park in Mafikeng, his passion in the arts was sparked through a talent search in primary school. Bekz is now emerging as a part of the new frontier of Motswakolistas from MafTown whom “established rappers” are watching closely... worried. And they should be.
Bekz has an enormous talent to express with accuracy and detail the life issues and day-to-day happenings of ordinary people in townships and villages. His are stories the majority of ghetto youth can relate to, not the pie in the sky pipe dreams being peddled by most of the s0-called hip hop artists who bombard us in the media.