“Art and storytelling are cousins. They are at their grandmother’s house. Her name is Africa.” – Ntate Phakela
Ntate’s evolution as a storyteller has allowed him to introduce some of the most forsaken, and ordinary stories of African people as beautiful and unforgettable works of art. His use of digital and fine art mediums to tell these stories has allowed Ntate to challenge the norms of African storytelling. He pays homage to the traditional tone of African storytelling of the past, and to how African history, culture and tradition was passed on through story. Having worked with some of South Africa’s leading creatives, Ntate continues to etch himself as one of Africa’s greatest prospects.