Thando Motumi | August 1st, 2022 | poet profile | No Comments
Thando Motumi aka Met_A_Morphosis is a sketch artist and Poet who uses abstract art to deliver spoken word poetry. He delivers intricate freestyles with a conscious flow. Based in Pretoria having performed at the Joburg Theatre complex, Market Theatre Lab (Word N Sound) and Niki’s Oasis(Cuddle Session), State Theatre (Tshwane Speak Out Loud) to name a few. With an extensive repertoire, his style is reminiscent of the early years of Hip Hop. He released his debut album Wormhole of Consciousness on the 17th of July 2020. The music fuses elements of Hip Hop, Jazz, Neo Soul and Classical Music. This is underpinned by notions of self through the lens of philosophy, science and art.
Top 5 Word N Sound 2019 season Winner of the Athol Williams Prize from Word N Sound Poetry and Live Music Series for 2018 season received on 2nd March 2019
Winner of the Best Writing Style Award at the 2013 Open Mic Poetry Awards.
Radio Interview on Kaya FM (95.9) on the Karibu Show with Mike Silume discussing poetry as a means of explorations of consciousness, ideals and existentialism held on 6th August 2020
Radio Interview on Massiv Metro discussing poetry and my debut album Wormhole of Consciousness as catharsis, Art, Science and Philosophy collide; held on 31st August 2020
Performed at 012 Central Pretoria for Spoken Sessions First Thursdays with Live Jazz Band on the 4th April 2019
Radio interviewed on Tshwane FM (93.6) discussing artistry and writing for self-development held on 6th November 2019
Interview on Pulse Online Radio T.V with Don Dada discussing Poetry and the influence of Hip Hop held on 19 November 2019
Top 5 for World of Words Slam held at the Pop Art Theatre in Maboneng Precinct in partnership with Urban Art on the 25th of July 2019
Semifinalist at Tshwane Speak Out Loud Youth Poetry Festival Season 3 (2019).
Top 3 Current State of Poetry Slam at Jhb Theatre complex May 2016.
Performed showcase as headliner with Jazz Band for Dinner with Met_A_Morphosis held at Heritage Lifestyle Restaurant in Pretoria on 13th December 2019
Performed at the Current State of Poetry Reunion Showcase held at the Jhb Theatre Complex on the 1st February 2020
Showcased at the South African Book Fair Festival for Keorapetse Kgositsile Poetry Cafe at the Market Theatre on 8 Sept 2018.
Showcased at Ram Jam Soul Sundays at SABC as well as the Ram Jam Soul Sunday Festival (4 Dec 2016).
Showcased as the headlining artist with Xabiso Vili at Jhb Theatre Complex for Current State of Poetry on 7th September 2019
Top 10 Word N Sound 2018. Performed at the Jazz experience with a band as Met_A_Morphosis on 1st December 2013 at Horizon Mansions.
Top 7 Gauteng National Provincial Poetry Slam (2016).
Showcased at National Poetry Day Festival on 29/30 October 2016 at Brooklyn Mall Design School.
Performed at the Mzansi Poetry Academy’s Another Kinda Slam ( writing competition) finishing in the Top 4 on 3 December 2016
Radio interview on the 28th July 2017 at Hope FM (103.0) discussing poetry and literature as a tool for healing and personal growth.
Placed 3rd at the Say Something Slam held at the Breytenbach Theatre on the 25th of August 2017
Showcased poetry at the Touch of Genius Gallery for Colourful Sessions on the 30th of September 2017 Top 10 Word N Sound 2018 season