A man of many talents is what you find in Sabelo Soko who is an actor, poet and writer who hails from a small town in Mpumalanga eMkhondo formerly known as Piet Retief. Sabelo was introduced to the industry when he was featured on the award winning hip hop group Teargas. His poem, Dark or Blue became their 2008 album title.

In 2014, he emerged with a poetry album titled 2380. 2380 is the postal code of his hometown where he has drawn inspiration for his album. The album focuses on the challenges that most black young man face from politics, stereotypes, women and family dynamics. This witty yet insightful album has earned this ambitious man a nomination in the 2015 SATMA Awards Best Poet category.

“I am humbled and honoured by the nomination. The nomination on its own affirms that the work I’ve been putting in on my craft is being recognized and appreciated in the industry.” says Sabelo Soko

To ensure that this talented, charismatic man takes the accolade home, you can vote for him by SMS-ing SATMA, SABELO SOKO, BEST POET to 34066; R1,50 per SMS.