- Created: 28 September 2015
Afurakan also known as KingKan, is one of the pioneers of the modern South African spoken word scene. His writing and performance style has caught the attention of many slam poets and writers across Africa with its rhythm and provocative nature.
Afurakan has played a vital role in the growth of the spoken word movement in Johannesburg and indeed South Africa; and he’s a regular at schools and community centres, performing for the purpose of spreading the word.
He is the co-founder and CEO of the Word N Sound Live Literature Company - a ground breaking poetry development project that has been running in Johannesburg since 2010.
Two major commissions have seen Afurakan spread his writing to television with the award winning Channel O Hip-Hop Express Promo and the recent ETV Gold Diggers TV series promo.
Some of his performances highlights include the Africa Cup of Nations 2013 Opening ceremony, London Olympics 2012, Arts Alive 2012, Shoko Festival 2012 - Zimbabwe, Macufe 2012, SANAA African Festival 2012, World Festival of Black Arts 2010 - Senegal.