Phantom Steeze opens up (exclusively) to Weekend Turn Up


Unexpected, unpredictable, refreshing – That’s Phantom Steeze.

This Tembisa-born legend originally rose to fame as a dancer and choreographer, acclaimed for dance campaigns for mega brands such as FUBU, VUZU, Big Brother and Coca-Cola. Although he may have switched from dancing (only) to rap, he never actually stopped moving and it’s an electrifying combo.

While he felt he’d “hit the ceiling” as a dancer, he crashed through it as a musician, producer and songwriter. Phantom Steeze has been the creative force behind some of the greatest hits of our time – whoever says hip hop is dead, or boring, hasn’t met or heard the powerhouse that is Phantom. (Fuelled equally by peanut butter and a passion for performing.)

Asked in our exclusive interview about other favourite things, he says, “I can’t imagine me without me” and you won’t either once you’ve met the real Glen Mpho Gwala: the man behind Stimela, Sebenza and most recently Zonke (which dropped early December 2021).

Phantom Steeze lives to electrify his fans. This latest collaboration with Riky Rick and Costa Titch shows the craftsmanship of a man who’s also shared stages with other heavyweights such as Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne and Khuli Chana.

Think you know everything about him? Come turn the tap on here and be surprised…