Phila Dlozi age

Phila Dlozi (born 18 July 1998) is an indigenous singer, poet, and drummer from South Africa. He burst into the entertainment industry after a video of his performance basking in the streets of Randburg went viral.

The drummer has continued to work tirelessly to establish his presence in the industry. He announced signing a new publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group. 

His works share the wisdom of his ancestors and culture through his music. He features as a vocalist and drummer in Rise, an album by Mzilikazi.

Phila Dlozi
Phila Dlozi biography
Phila Dlozi is one of the invited guests to attend the 64th annual Grammy Awards.
Background Information
Full name:Philadlozi Mfekayi
Other name:Phila Dlozi
Born:18 July 1998 (age 25 years old)
Nationality:South African
Training:Formal voice training
Occupation:Singer, poet, drummer
Instruments:Vocal, drum
Partner:Mapula Mafole
Label:Universal Music Publishing Group

Early Life

Dlozi was born Philadlozi Mfekayi on 18 July 1998. He grew up kwaSokhulu near Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal. He comes from a polygamous family, and his father married two wives. He has twenty siblings.

His father never paid his mother’s lobola in full. Traditionally, he belongs to his mother’s side until the payment is complete. He began his love affair with music in Kwasokhulu. Later, he relocated to Durban to try and fulfill his love for music.

Phila Dlozi underwent formal voice training in KwaMashu.


Phila sang backing vocals for former Idols South Africa winner Khaya Mthethwa. He busked at malls and taxi ranks in Durban. He busked outside the National Arts Council offices in the Market Theatre Precinct.

The drummer left home for better opportunities in music on the streets of Johannesburg in 2019. He collaborated with DJ Maphorisa in 2021. 

Dlozi gained the hearts of music lovers after sharing a clip of his performance in 2021. He showed off singing and drumming skills on Twitter.

Phila, alongside¬†Mzilikazi Wa Afrika, was among the invited guests to attend the 64th annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas in April 2022. He shared his vocals on two tracks on Mzee’s album, Mazibuyele Emasisweni and Ibutho.

Phila busked for money in Johannesburg and Durban. One of his videos caught the attention of Mzee and DJ Maphorisa. They worked with him on his album.

Personal Life

Phila Dlozi girlfriend
Phila Dlozi on a date Night in Wakanda with his queen Mapula Mafole.

Phila Dlozi is currently dating actress Mapula Mafole. They have been together for a while, and he speaks highly of her. He says if all goes accordingly, he will marry Mapule.


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