Ntsiki Mazwai age, education, family, biography, poems, awards & songs

Ntsiki Mazwai (born on 3 September 1980 in Pimville Soweto, South Africa) is a social activist, musician, poet, and author. She also runs a blog and is a producer, beadwork artist.

She is popular for participating in national debates on social media that affected South African women and youths. Ntsiki is also addressed by her stage name South African Street Queen.


Ntsiki Mazwai age
Ntsiki Mazwai Hamba Poetry; Source – YouTube

She was born in Soweto, Gauteng. She lost her mother at a young age, at 11 years, and had a rough childhood without her. Her name Nontsikelelo translates to ‘the mother of blessings’. 

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In 2008 She graduated from IMM with a Diploma in Marketing Management. She studied Entrepreneurship and New Creation in 2014 at Wits Business School.

She holds a Masters of Arts in creative writing from Rhodes University in 2016.


She originally directed herself into her beadwork range, The House of Mobu. She has also become to all-woman spoken word collective, Feel A Sistah.

Ntsiki has also dropped a smash hit ‘uRongo,’ as a solo musical performer and released her sophomore album 

She wrote a book and produced the popular Mama Said Sessions at Roodepoort Theatre. 


Her date of birth is on 3 September 1980 and the place of birth is in Pimville Soweto, South Africa. Ntsiki Mazwa is 30 years old.

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She was born to the family of Belede Mazwai and Dr. Thami Mazwai. Her parents were writers and once led the Pan African Congress. 


She grew up alongside two (2) sisters, who are also notable personalities in the creative industry. Thandiswa Mazwai, her elder sister, is a musician, lead vocalist.

Thandiswa is also a songwriter for the music group Bongo Maffin. Nomsa, her younger sister, was born in 1996.

Selected Songs 

  • Angisakufuni
  • Sneaking and Creeping
  • Qhawekazi
  • Urongo
  • Believe
  • African Skies
  • Wena
  • Sweet Poison
  • Ndingubani
  • Siyabangena
  • Mr. No Good
  • Ndinje
  • Some Fathers of These Days
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She performs poetry with a Disk Jockey and also with a full band. Ntiski has a unique style, she fuses her inspirational poems with beats.



  • “Golden Circle youth award for community service.”
  • “LGBTI award for using Art for Social Issues.”
  • “Most innovative Student (Wits Business School, 2014).”


  • The House of Mobu – Beadwork Range (2002)
  • MaMiya – Spoken Word SAMA nominated album (2008)
  • Ntsiki Speaks – 1 woman play (2009, 2016)
  • Wena – Poetry anthology (2010)
  • Mama Said Session – Talkshow/Music series (2012-2013)
  • NDINGUBANI – Spoken Word and Music album (2013)

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