DBN KHAYA LAM YOUNGSTERS PROMOTE TOWNSHIP TALENT
By: Anele Nduzulwana
Seeing young people united for the development of the society is arguable in townships nowadays. It is believed by many that friendships are formed on the basis of alcohol,
smoking and many other destructive hobbies.
Durban Khayalam group from Mount Moriah, is a group of youngsters that share a vision to promote young talent amongst their peers.
The group is made up of seven executive members include Mlungisi Xaba, Cebo Mdluli, Khulekani Nthate, Philani Ntuli, Mzwandile Buthelezi and Nkosinathi Buthelezi and Thabile
Shezi. It was acclaimed by their Ward Counsellor Musa Dludla, for the role they play in inspiring young people and promote their talent.
Dludla said that he worked on a fashion event that the group organised earlier this year.
He added that the event was a success and helped developing stars showcase their talent.
“The boys make a difference in taking young people off the street and focus on working on their God-given talents,” Dludla said.
Co-founder and Fashion Designer for the group Cebo Mdluli (23), said that the vision of the group is to groom, nurture young talent and promote youngsters to be commercially
Mdluli said that the slogan of the group “The rise of Durban”, supports and strives on improving all forms of art in Moriah and other townships in Durban.
“I see Durban has successfully helped a lot of young talented people in Kwazulu-Natal and thanks to our counsellor who made it possible for us to start,” express Mdluli.
Xaba said that the group started as a dream. Everyone had their own idea of starting a multimedia company. The group has worked with successful brands such as Uhuru clothing
Xaba added that one of their hip-hop artist popularly known as Mthoko, is in the process of collaborating a song with Duncan Mbambo, who is also a commercial artist that comes from
“It’s all about supporting and raising those who are disadvantaged at equipping them to make their talents a success,” said Xaba.
Thobile Shezi, a model who also happens to be the only female member in the group, described the boys as an inspiration to all young people in the streets.
“What I like about the boys is that they are hard workers, smart and do things that will benefit not only their future, but other people as well,” she said.