Product Genre: Hip hop
Product Country: South Africa

Born in the vibrant township of Umlazi, Phakamani”Young Cannibal” Makhanya was born in Umlazi
Princess Mshiyeni Hospital in 1993 he is the 16th born, he grew up in the south coast of KwaZulu-
Natal, in Umthalume and came back to Umlazi for his first year in primary school, in 1998 and in
2001 went back to south coast and came back in Umlazi to start grade 8 till he matriculated.
Phakamani did Music (History and Theory) and Dramatic Arts as some of his subjects in high school.
At the age of 13, Young Cannibal began his career by performing in school and street shows in and
around Umlazi. Life Check, a performance platform that was held at Durban’s renowned Bat Centre
also gave him an opportunity to improve his musical and hip hop skills.
In 2009, he met MC Cool from Push iPlan Productions who afforded him the opportunity to record a
mix tape which was titled Wrong Turn One. Featuring in the mix tape gave him an opportunity to be
recognised in the industry and this resulted in him being featured in the Best of Durban’s
Compilation Mix tape. In 2010, he was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Original Material
Awards which celebrate the rich and diverse hip-hop culture of South Africa. Young Cannibal also
performed at the 2011 Durban Hops Hip Hop Festival hosted by the eThekwini Municipality in New
Young Cannibal went on to release a second mixed tape titled, Child’s Play. It was here that he
collaborated with Master Dee. March 2012 saw Young Cannibal being signed to DM Media, a
company best known for grooming some of the best rappers from KwaZulu-Natal, the likes of Zakwe,
Duncan, Mhlathi, 031Beast, Skye Wanda etc.
He has also featured in Abdus’ Library Tour as well as Zakwe’s Metro Awards Nomination Tour.
Not one to be swayed by adversity, Young Cannibal recorded a project titled Lyrical Warfare, which
he launched on December 16th 2012 at Pub 101, he sold 3400 copies on the streets of KZN and 2013
Original Material awards Young Cannibal was nominated on 7 categories and he took home 4 by
public demand as the results of the awards were voted by the public. This also led to South African
Hip Hop Awards (SAHHA) taking notice of the young and vibrant rapper and Young Cannibal was
nominated on the Corner Cypher Competition.
Young Cannibal was on the top 3 on the Ukhozi fm/Redbull 2013 best MC/Rapper competition. His
songs have been playlisted on a number of radio stations such as, Imbokodo FM, iGwalagwala FM,
Ukhozi FM, Igagasi FM, Inanda and Vibe FM to name a few.
Young Cannibal’s star power continues to rise each day as he has become the most booked rapper
on the KZN hip-hop circuits, from Rap sessions to government and private events/shows
Young Cannibal is currently shooting a YouTube hiphop series tittled Super Cann and will feature
some of the most prominent rappers from in an around Africa, a first video was released this past
Monday and generated major buzz, the second video for the series will feature gold selling
mc/rapper Zakwe for a track they just did called “Thunder Sound” and the track will premier on
Ukhozi FM Friday 15 August 2014 and the video shoot will take place first week of September 2014.
September 25th to 30th Young Cannibal will embark on a 5 day tour to Botwsana and currently
finalizing plans to shoot a third video of the super cannThe work towards his debut album has started and the Young rapper is taking his time on perfecting
his sound as Young Cannibal and DM Media will release the album nationwide through Gallo Record
Company , DM Media believes its time such talent is enjoyed by every South African and every music
fan across the sphere


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