Nthato Mokgata (also known as Spoek Mathambo) is a South African artist, film maker, producer, singer- songwriter defined by his unique vision for African art, which infuses futurism with a strong sense of pride in where he comes from. It is clearly African art of the 21st century and beyond.
With 7 musical albums, solo as well as with his groups Fantasma and Batuk, as well as a documentary on SA electronic music, Spoek Mathambo is a true music activist, showcasing and stretching the limits of electronic music and hip hop. Previously, Nthato Mokgata directed a feature length documentary film alongside Lebogang Rasethaba, Future Sound of Mzansi (2014), and in 2019 realised his dramatic feature film debut with Burkinabe, a film shot on location in Burkina Faso. Having directed and produced music videos in the past, Future Sound of Mzansi, a documentary about South Africa’s electronic music scene was Spoek Mathambo’s first foray into film making. Both Future Sound of Mzansi and Burkinabe have shown at numerous film festivals around the world, as well as local and international TV.