Artist Spotlight : Mpilo Thwala El Koba

Born in a small town called Nongoma, Koba made his parents and peers proud with his God
given singing talent. The 26 year old Mpilo Thwala gets his name “Koba” from the movie
‘’Dawn of the planet of apes”. He says he liked the character so much that he felt like if he did
things just like the movie Koba, he would be more proud of himself.
Having started making music back in 2012, he has learnt and mastered a lot. Rnb is his strongest
point. His ability to switch from notes to flows is amazingly beautiful. Koba raps too,but he is
big on singing. After high school he went and studied journalism in Durban University of
Technology, but the music calling was too loud to ignore. Koba has shared a stage with the likes
of Ok Malum cool cat, Babes wodumo, junior da rocka, Ricky rick and more. He has also
performed on events such as Ink hop festival, Can do, Miss DUT, Umhlathuze beach fest, etc.
Koba has a music video for the song “get better” which is about to hit the tv screens. Before that,
he shot one with two international artists, Accrue and Mc Drew. The music video is called
Lambo and it’s available on youtube. He has had interviews on radio stations such as Igagasi fm,
Vuma fm, Mega heat zone fm, vibe fm, Inanda fm, DYR fm, North coast fm, Radio DUT fm,etc.
He has performed and got the thumbs up from uKhozi’s Mroza when there was the football
match which was held in Mkhuze. His fans respect him for his songs like 80’s, why, get better,
what do you want, go easy, Stacy, crazy and many more.


Insta: ape_Koba

Twitter :@eltweezykoba

Facebook :Mpilo Thwala.

Bookings :0722055003 (call and whatsapp)

Or email

Thanks so much for reading, hope to see you again :)

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