Okmalumkoolkat whose real name is Smiso Zwane on 27th July 1983 in Umlazi, Durban in South Africa.He is a South African rapper and a group member of Dirty Paraffin.
After graduating from college he moved to Johannesburg where he met Doctor SpiZee, with whom he formed Dirty Paraffin. They released singles together but they seperated after the house they were living in was broken into.
He was featured on Cassper Nyovest’s “Gusheshe”. He is currently signed to Austrian label Affine Records under which he has 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” was released a month before the album. The single “Gqi” features Durban-formed duo “Amadando” and was accompanied by its music video mid March, 2017. The album was released both in iTunes and officially in music stores.
- Ntwana Yam’
- Holy Oxygen
- Ngiyashisa Bhe!
- Fancy Footwork
- Mlazi Milano
- Sele Sele
- Ubhuti Ontsundu
- Mathananazane Wami
- Bayavuma Interlude
- Straight to the Top
- Ekse Aweh!
- Mega Milano
- Tongue Foo Action / Forever
- La Liga
- Uk’Thula / Spura Maluda
- Spina Gusheshe Like A Skateboard Skit!
- Spoek Mathambo International Airport
- Shark Attack
In 2016 Okmalumkoolkat was jailed for sexual assulting a fellow artist. He was performing at MOFO and after the performance he went out drinking with his friends Returning to his hotel at 5:30 AM and was unable to find his room.
He entered the victim’s hotel room through an external sliding door that had been left ajar. The woman (who has not been named) awoke to find Zwane in her bed kissing her neck and rubbing her body. Zwane stopped after the victim told him to leave and showed him the way out.
He pleaded guilty and was sentensed to one month in jail.