Welcome to the J.Bobs universe!
J.Bobs Tshabalala heads to the Festival with the aim of audaciously mounting an 11 day Ub’Dope Market. Tshabalala is curating an offering which includes film, radio and theatre. The aim is the grand creation of novel high Art yabo Darkie. For the much needed growth of allowing and granting Access to abo Darkie. For the Ascension of artistic practice in its creative, logistic, and distribution methods in the businesses of abo Darkie.

From performances to beat boxing to the launches of games, Tshabalala and the Ub’Dope Shishini team have got you covered.

  • Ticket Price: R40.00
  • Duration (minutes): 60mins
  • Release Date: July 08, 2021 18:00



Director for all: J.Bobs Tshabalala
DOP for all: Gomotso Morobe
Editor for all: Khotso Sentso
Music for all: Nkululeko Nkosi.


Tshabalala is a writer, director, performer, and the founder and owner of the live arts production house, Kiri Pink Nob Arts (Pty) Ltd. As an entrepreneur, he is a founder, an investor and a developer of strategic models – among a plethora of other business hats. As a teacher, he is first a keen student, then a lecturer, a performance coach and a workshops facilitator – among a slew of other education hats.

Tshabalala merges poetry, hip-hop, comedy, and traditional dramatic arts to communicate nuanced and far-reaching stories. His recent work Ekasi Lam – An Ode to Kwaito premiered at the 2019 National Arts Festival.

He is the current Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year for Theatre (2020/21).