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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…

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I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and from an early age I was always interested in music and soon it became a huge part of my life. My mother bought me my first electric piano for my 10th birthday and I became attached to it. Every day after school I would come home and practice my own compositions. I then started to sing and before I knew it me and my 3 best friends had a full band and were performing in front of our school at any opportunity we were given.

When I left primary school I slowly gravitated towards being surrounded with musical people and as soon as I got to be in a studio environment, fireworks went off in my head. It was then at the age of 16 where I discovered exactly what I wanted to do with the rest of my life – make music.

I released my first recorded song in 2011 and when I matriculated I got to perform it in front of my whole school. It was a very special moment for me. Soon after that I enrolled into Cape Audio College but after only 1 year I decided to change my direction and rather teach myself everything I know now. I completed a 3 year Finance Degree thereafter.

Currently I have songs on all major radio stations in South Africa and have been fortunate enough to work with some big names in the industry. I aim to help shape the music industry in South Africa and call for all artists to come together as we all strive towards reaching the same goal – getting our music heard around the world. This year I was lucky to be invited to perform in Portugal where I made a lot of great connections. 

I am excited about the future and looking forward to improving my craft as an artist and producer and aim to make my mark in the industry.

Photos - Daniel Navarro from SMCreative 

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