iFani was Born in Mthatha and raised in Port Elizabeth. He went to Cape Town in the year 2000 to ‘hustle’ and times were rough in the streets of Langa ,Gugulethu and khayelitsha Township.Rondebosch and Mowbray saw a lot of ifani’s ‘hustle’, he was knocking on doors,rhyming at cyphers,battling on street corners. All attempts in Capetown failed so he left for Jozi(Johannesburg) later in the year 2007.
In 2008, he did his first track and featured in Poker’s EP on a bonus track.Things started looking betta and he was performing around Jozi with Poker.
In 2009, iFani finally got his underground break , he dropped his five track mixtape under Nyhan-Nyhan Studios (shout out to Mzi Boltina)and it was marketed by Disguiz (www.disguiz.co.za).That was the beginning of iFani as an established artist and Naked DJ felt his track “hola hater” and compiled it in Hype Magazine, YFM hot 9 at 9 played it and Y playlisted it.Bloem felt his track “Gettin Drunk feat mydollarz” and played it.”Siyabucrenka” is the track that got him the street credibility he needed and he was also recognised as an mc with flow after that.
iFani has perfomed in places like Johannesburg,Bloemfontein,Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, etc and in October 2010 he got his commercial break. He dropped his album “I believes in me” and the first single ‘EWE’ came out and that track has been doing wonders since. Metro FM ,5 FM ,Umhlobo Wenene ,Ukhozi , Goodhope FM ,Tru FM ,Bush Radio to name a few out of the 23 that’s playlisted ‘Ewe’.
The music video for the track ‘ewe’ for TV is was shot in Jannuary 2011 and Youtube has its version. This year he is working on iFani as a brand and he will be doing a lot of media.