Musician & Deejay - Durban Hiphop (South Africa)
NKululeko “AKiXXi” Hlefana well known as AK was born in Umlazi, Durban, South Africa in 1990. AK is predominantly recognised as a Rapper and a DJ, being the other half of Durban’s Dynamic Duo AK&Kayleb, but his also prominently involved behind the scenes as a producer and song writer for himself and other musicians. AK Hlefana completed his Audio Technology Diploma at Creative Arts College, Durban in 2010. He has since been nominated for Lyricist of the Year, Awarded Battle MC of the Year and DJ of the Year in different years at The Original Material Awards in KZN. Through the years AK has been a resident DJ for many of the popular clubs in the Durban scene and around KZN sharing a platform with International acts such as EVE (American Rapper), Black Coffee and Chappelle (House Vocalist) just to name a few. After experiencing and studying events the rapper/DJ has now established his own event concepts namely “The Hang Out” which is mostly hosted and is popular in his home town Umlazi. Aside from the numerous production and song writing for other artists AKiXXi (read as A.K. nine eleven) has spent this past year re-branding himself and working on his soon to be released EP titled “Bad Habits vol.1”, executive producing it alongside his most trusted go to producer Jabulani Cindi, the project promises to be quite a frequency to tune into. Delivering an authentic perspective of “ULokish” (someone from the ghetto/townships) letting us in on detailed personal accounts, the balance in proud lyricism, melodic hooks and an unparalleled sound, The EP seems to be a project to anticipate.