Real Name: Given Maham
Artists are the storytellers who capture the collective memory of our society. Their lyrics and beats paint vivid pictures of how life really is. Mgivo66 offers one such peephole into the minds, values and ambitions of a new generation of African hip-hop emcees. Raised by the brutally beautiful township reality of Mokoena Section, Katlehong, Given Maham (as he was christened) views hip-hop as a powerful tool through which to share his truth. Each track convincingly strips the idea that conscious music is incapable of having mass appeal. “I can share important messages through beautiful lyrics and beats that are easy on the ear”, he explains.