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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…

Shane Biegnaar

“We all want a piece of the pie, but no one is going to cut you a slice,” are the words which keep playing in my head and keeps me going. Im at a point in my life whereby I am going out and getting my slice.

My government name is Shane Biegnaar, was born and raised in the sunny south side of Cape Town but now living in the city of gold. I usually get confused to whether I'm Ethiopian, Zulu, Jamaican, or mostly just foreign for that matter. I completed my degree in Finance and Investments, then started working at a fashion retail start-up and which had allowed me to pursue a career as a fashion buyer for the past few years. Which was the opportunity to be able to work with really great brands, attend all the VIP fashion shows and also shake hands with big names in the retail game.

In 2014 I started my own entertainment, fashion, culture and lifestyle online magazine called ‘’The Bizniz Blog’’. Which has grown over the years both in numbers and acknowledgement, and now employs about 10 young writers and creatives. This has now allowed me to start my own creative agency which is focused on assisting, developing and managing local brands. The vision and mission is to build long and sustaining local brands with a global footprint in fashion, art and music. 

I am motivated and driven by one day being able to inspire others by my story and what I have done and how I have been able to influence the generations to come. With the hope and determination that we can do what ever we put our hearts and mind too, just living a life of purpose. 





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