” Young Cannibal” Makhanya’s Biography


Born in vibrant township of Umlazi, Phakamani  “Young Cannibal” Makhanya
was born in Umlazi Princess Mshiyeni Hospital, in 1993 he is the 6th born, he grow up in the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, in Umthwalume and came back to Umlazi for his first year in primary school, in 1998 and in 2001 went back to south coast 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 Center also gave him the opportunity to improve his musical and hip hop skills.

In 2009, at age 16, he recorded a mixtape which titled Wrong Turn One which gave him the opportunity to be recognized in the Durban hip hop scene and this resulted in him being featured in the Best of Durban’s Compilation MixTape.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.

March 2012 saw Young Cannibal  being signed to DM Media, a company best known for grooming some of the best rappers producers from KwaZulu-Na tal, the likes of Zakwe, Duncan, Mhlathi, 031Beast, YoungstaCPT, Skye Wanda, judas, Tellaman, Lastee, Select Play (production team behind Duncan TsikiTsiki Remix and Zakwe’s Vearse) and
One under (producer of Duncans Tsikitsiki and MiThatha) etc. He has also featured Zakwe’s and Duncan’s Sama/Metro Awards Nomination Tour.Young Cannibal also opened for Kendrik Lamar and Rick Ross on their respective South Africa Tours.

Not one to be swayed by adversity, Young Cannibal Recorded a project titled Lyrical Warfare, Which he Launched on December 16th, 2012, he sold 4400 copies on the street of KZN and 2013 Original MaterialAwards Young Cannibal was Nominated in 7 categories and he took home 4 by public vote as the results of the awards were voted by public. This also led to South African Hip Hop Awards (SAHHA) taking notice of the young vibrant rapper and Young Cannibal was nominated on the Corner Cypher Competition 2013 and performed in 2014.

Young Cannibal also Won on the Ukhozifm/RedBull 2014 best Rapper competition and led to him to record some of his upcoming singles  at the Redbull studios in Cape Town under the mentorship of OkMalimKoolKat.
His songs have been playlisted on a number of radio stations such as Ukhozi FM, UmhloboWenene, iMbokodo FM, iGwalagwala FM, Igagasi FM, iNanda and VIbe FM and Vibe FM to name a few.

Young Cannibal is Currently Shooting a Youtube Hip-hop series titled King Cann Cyphers
and will feature some of the most prominent rappers from in and around Africa, a first video was released early May 2015 and generated major buzz, the Cypher will also feature gold selling rapper Zakwe for a track he did call ‘Thunder Sound’ and the track was number 1 on Ukhozi FM hip-hop top5 for 4 weeks straight, on the November 2014 Chats.

Early 2016 He Released his hot music video for a song titled ”Shiya” featuring Musiholiq, which gave him an opportunity to appear on SABC1 ‘ZKHIPHANI’ Show, and also released a lot of video clips on youtube as promotional songs that gave him big numbers of viewers n subscribers around Africa and outside the continent,Young Cannibal also produces and engineer his music,direct his music videos,designs his artworks, self-taught and professional individual.

He begins the year 2017 with his hottest single ‘Izinja’ featuring Youngsta from Capetown and Zakwe,the song is making waves on radio station music charts around the country and was rated one of the best songs so far as it was on the top five most downloaded and screamed songs on the internet in a short space of two weeks it was released, ‘Izinja’ been creating a lot of buzz on ukhozi FM International and Local top ten playlist.

He also started  touring around South Africa doing shows ”LLC1Tour(Lwimi Lwami Comes 1st), Townships to Townships/ City to City fans coming in they numbers showing love, support, wearing ”Young Cannibal/ Ksazohlekwa Clothing, ‘Y2Da’ also appeared as one of the rap mcees battle finalists on Tv Screen (SABC1 – OneMic Battle Show)Thursday PM, Battle finalist on Back To The City Hip Hop Festival 10k Play Challenge 2017, 50k Channel O Battle Mc Winner at Back To The City On the main stage.

This Young King is working on his new ‘llc1’ Project with new hot tracks Like ‘MI-TSO’ and Summer Shandies, The Project is almost Done and about to be released On September on his Birth Month, he’s a multitask artist also interested in filmmaking, video production, Stage Play and more handcraft he does anywhere anytime with anything he sees, hears or touches.

Young Cannibal tells South African Stories and Poetry Like no artist at his age which sets him apart from the rest and has stated and the Young Rapper owns his independent record label ‘egalini records’.

Download Mi Tso by Young Cannibal


Original Meterial Awards 2010
*Nominated {Best New Comer}

Original Meterial Awards 2013
*Winner of :
                 – Mc Battle Winner 2017
                 – Best MC 2013
                 – Best MC2014
                 – Best Mix Tape 2013
                 – Best Crew[MasterCann] MasterDee & Young Cannibal
                 – Best EP . ‘Lyrical Warfare’ 2013
                 – Back To The City 10k Play Challenge Finalist


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