Siyabonga “Slikour” Metane is one of the founding members of the record breaking South African Hip Hop group Skwatta Kamp. As a member of Skwatta Kamp, Slikour noticed a niche in the market and took it in his strides to develop a successful solo career. In 2005 Slikour released his first album “Ventilation Mixtape Vol.1”, once released there was no turning back for the artist nor would the public let him quit, hence a highly successful “Ventilation Mixtape Vol. 2” in 2007 and “Ventilation Mixtape Vol.3″ in 2010.
The Ventilation Mixtape series is about merging young artists that think alike in a space of creativity, everything expressed on both the Ventilation Mixtape series was thought of, memorised and delivered in-studio. Slikour gives all three albums an assertive tone and his sincerity and wackiness comes across where necessary on the albums but still shows his human side of sincere fears & vulnerabilities, which to a large extent represents any young person’s hopes and values in the new South Africa.
Slikour has been nominated for a SAMA (South African Music Award) at the 14th, 15th and 17th Annual South African Music Awards, a Channel O Music Award & winner of public vote category “Hit Single of The Year” at the 2008 Metro Fm Music Awards for the massive record “Umsindo”. Slikour has made his presence felt at many South African award shows including the first ever SABC 1 Stars of Mzansi, where he presented the leading R1 Million Award alongside Miss South Africa, he was then also bestowed with the honour of handing over the statute for “Best Dance Album” at SAMA 2008.