Sfiso Atomza, birth name Sifiso Buthelezi is a 31 year old Musician, Social Critic, Writer, aspiring Philosopher and musician who hails from the Tsakane township on the east side of Johannesburg. He graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a Communications degree majoring in Sociology and Corporate Communications, completely immersed himself in the possibility of using Artforms, Music and Writing as a means of nuanced mass communication.
A lover of Humans, as well as ideas, he is a full time producer and consumer of the arts, who has travelled quite a few parts of planet earth with music as his passport. After releasing his first published songs with a critically acclaimed album, Have You Heard by The Muffinz, Sfiso Atomza has colloborated with various artists, in between tours and performances and winning a few accolades. A keen ear and mind for detail, his musical journey has always been more about the words than the music. He has had a passion for stories and literature and is hoping to publish a book before he expires. In the meantime he started an experimental blog exploring different writing styles, and topics ranging from Southern African culture to exploring the human condition. .
He currently is preparing to release Amulets & Tin-Foil Hats, a 3 part EP of Songs from an African almost brainwashed… this project is due for release 2019 – 2020. Apart from being a full-time dad, he works as a freelance copywriter for Marketing/advertising firms, he has had Clients such as Castle Milk Stout, DSTV, JOOX, SANBS, The city of Ekurhuleni, Deutshe Welle, Chivas South Africa, The Muffinz, Black Smoke Digital Agency, the Mail & Guardian and various other establishments. He has written speeches, most notably for a South African Ambassador to Algeria, Hon. Sam Kotane during the 20 year Anniversary of South Africa’s Democracy. He was part of the writing team responsible for idols winner Khaya Mthetwa’s debut album. Some of his Articles have been published Both Online and Printed in publications such as Kalahari Review, Culture Review and Conté Magazine.
As a visionary, he is attempting a coup of the South African Live Music scene as a general of sorts… There is ample opportunity for versatile african Southern musicians who especially play instruments and can contributie to an increasingly bland and limited sonic landscape of the globe. All this while being a father, lover, guitarist, Songwriter and vocalist for The Muffinz, one of South Africa’s most budding music exports, an all singing, all instrument playing 5 man World band.
He prides himself on being a vocalist who speaks more as an activist commentating and finding solutions to problems in his immediate and extended surroundings.