IIndman biography: profile, age, labels, background, real name

IIndman (born Phenyo Kgaffe; 25 November 1992 in Mahikeng, North West) is a South African visual artist and electronica producer.

Phenyo currently works under MARS, a media company. Earth Sun Moon has been behind publishing his work.


IIndman biography
NamePhenyo Kgaffe
Other namesTlhap • IIndMan • MuthafuckinIIndman
Born25 November 1992 (age 28 years)
Mahikeng, North West, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
GenreElectronica • experimental • hip hop
OccupationMusician • visual artist
LabelsMARS & earτн. sun. мoon
Years active2009 – date


IIndman was born Phenyo Kgaffe on 25 November 1992 in a small town called Mahikeng located in the North West province of South Africa.

Although he created visual arts, as a hobby, decided to try out music and then began to take and record his music into the DAW – FL Studio in 2007. 

A few years later, in 2019, he started to work on Rebel Without a Pause, an album, with Mo’Molemi.

At sixteen he was already a producer and the brain behind the song Lefika-Town feat. Spikey of Lyv Records.

Working with AKA of the I.V League, Phenyo did visual work for the SA Hype Magazine Hip Hop Awards. He worked in advertising and marketing visuals for music events in the country.

Apart from his career as a visual artist, he works on laying the foundation for the country’s electronic music speaks for him. Some of Phenyo’s works were dropped far back in 2013.


He dropped his first electronic EP La Bella Vita EP, which housed six tracks.


His source of inspiration includes pictures he receives from the social networking website Tumblr. It also serves as a source for him to experiment on computers.

He started to edit with Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft Paint making designs on posters and abstract art.

Phenyo started to create images with an urban-vintage tone in dark futuristic surroundings with Adobe Photoshop in 2009.



  • 2014 – Flowers Rework
  • 2015 – Moment In Time feat. Camilla Luna & Emamkay
  • ECHLN – Honey feat. Hunter Rose


  • 2013 – 1707 (as Muthafuckiniindman)
  • 2015 – La Bella Vita

Beat tapes

  • 2015 – Polaroids Beattape


The internet created him with the chance to meet and connect with more people. The global computer network provided him with enough reach to meet clients and sources to inspire his work.

However, there are visual artist heavyweights who inspired him including Marcel Van Der, Mark Rydens, Oleg Dou, and Amy Judd. 

Other notable personalities who inspired him include Sara Golish, Vanessa Beecroft, Ruud van Empel, and James Turrell


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