Seen Pha kwa Ub’Dope –

Of Art. Of Access. Of Ascension.

Jefferson Bobs Tshabalala

His name is J.Bobs. He is a multifaceted artist. Known mostly for his directorial and literary works, J.Bobs also takes to the stage as more than a game show host. He also Raps! He makes Hip Hop music.

He is of course a dramatist, and this skill and capacity plays out in a curious fashion when he creates music. He has developed a variety of personas to explore his musical exploits and at the fore of his debut album offering are: J.Bhoboza! and J.Bhozza!

J.Bhoboza! is from RBK (Rosebank Killarney), in the suburbs of Johannesburg. He is the ever SWAGGER OVERLOADING “Lord of the Skrrr Skrrs”.

J.Bhozza is from 1852/Ndofaya (Meadowlands), in the township of Soweto. He is the ever SHARP FEDERE belching “Nkunzi yaseMakasana”.

In this three way, multiple character, concept album – J.Bobs (the narrator), uses his two character archetypes (and other JB cameos) to explore the varied layers of the societal disparities in the landscape of contemporary South African existence.

For those of you who are familiar with his work in the game show realm – J.Bhoboza is “OFF THE RECORD” and J.Bhozza is “LOCATION LEKEYSHINI LOKASIE”.

Here it is. The long awaited album of the “Maker of the Pots”. Launching at the National Arts Festival. Proudly supported by Standard Bank”.

THE SWAGGER OVERLOADS AS THE ALBUM DROPS

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CREDITS

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

The 3 J.Bs of The J.Bobs Album: This short features cameos from Nandi Nhlapho as Mini Olive, Amukelani Mabaso as Prof Amz and Chris Djuma as ‘Director More’.

She Belongs to the Skrrrtz: Featured here are cameos from J.Bobs Tshabalala as J.Bhoboza, Amukelani Mabaso as Prof Amz and Chris Djuma as ‘Director More’.

A Bunch of Talks by Prof Amz: Featured here are cameos from J.Bobs Tshabalala as J.Bhoboza, Nandi Nhlapho as Mini Olive and Chris Djuma as ‘Director More’.

On African Time: Featured here are cameos from J.Bobs Tshabalala as J.Bhoboza, Amukelani Mabaso as Prof Amz and Chris Djuma as ‘Director More’. This short will also feature 6 invites guest whose identities are to be revealed in the film

Diketche: J.Bobs, Chris Djuma, Mini Olive, Amukelani Mabaso and 2 guests who will be revealed in the film.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jefferson 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).