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Crisco BL

My name is Sabelo Crisco Dlamini better known as Crisco BL. I’m an illustrator based in Durban. I’ve been illustrating for about a year & unlike other digital illustrators, I use my phone instead of a laptop to create my paintings.
My art is based on Depression, Anxiety & Anti Self Harm. The reason as to why I base my illustrations around these things is because I don’t think they are spoken of as much as they should be nor are they taken seriously. My illustrations or a form of self-reflection, things that I’ve gone through myself. I feel that in doing this, people can relate to my art as much as I do. 
A lot of teenagers these days go through the above mentioned and don’t have the platform to talk about it or express it. I want to make art that makes people feel like they’re not alone and that there are ways to deal with their pain.
You’ve probably noticed that I use a lot of yellow as a background in all my art. Yellow is a colour that is associated with happiness. I use the c…


I am Nomalanga 'The Flame' Shozi.

I love to create moments of excitement before the camera and behind the mic. Because of this passion I went into radio and television broadcasting. Realizing my talents, I broadened my horizons and went into acting and event hosting. Where am I right now? Here. Present. Creating these moments, perfecting them as best as I can. Dreaming of working abroad, dreaming of flying my mother to the Maldives, dreaming of buying my dad the best turntables so he can once more hear his beloved vinyls as they take him back in time; he's a gem, that one, with so many vinyls many purists would be envious. I've gone so far away from them (my family), and I miss them very much. I dream of becoming the best at what I do. I dream of my passion for excellence taking me to places I couldn't have imagined.

I dream of one day inspiring others the same way others have inspired me. My biggest dream? To work and do what I love so that I can afford not to stray too far away from them. Or even bring them with me. Because they, make it all so worthwhile. 

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