Poet Profile: Khayalethu Ruddy Mguzulo

Khayalethu Ruddy Mguzulo | Jul 11th, 2022 | poet profile | No Comments

Khayalethu Ruddy Mguzulo is the last born of four children. Raised in Soweto Orlando East, he moved to Sebokeng Golden Gardens at the age of 23 due to not being able to complete High school.
He studied ICT and fashion designing, however, after not completing both courses, he then resorted to running the family tuck shop business, where he discovered a love for poetry through watching YouTube videos during his spare time.

In 2018 he challenged himself to write poems and take part in poetry slams. He placed 2nd place in the Tewop poetry slam two times, 1st in Recite Your Own poetry and was the Soweto 2k challenge winner.

Recipient of an award from the African Print Authors & Poetry Awards for ‘Best Male Poet’ category. He also received a ‘Poet of the Year’ Award from WordNSound in 2019.

In 2020 Mguzulo performed his first-ever showcase on the World of Words stage. He formed part of the CSP class of 2020/2021. He is one of the five acts selected by Music in Africa to tour Europe in2022. Mguzulo represented South Africa and made it into the top 10 of the World Poetry Slam Championship.

He seeks to speak on issues kept secret between him, poetry and society.

Instagram – @Ruddy Mguzulo

Facebook – Ruddy Mguzulo

Facebook – Khayalethu Mguzulo

Twitter – @KMguzulo 

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