Born in King Williamstown in a small village called Fort Murray, Anele grew up in Mdantsane, East London. Inspired by Dead Prez and Tupac, his first performance was a high school presentation. Since then he never looked back. He has been performing with Lingua Franca since its first Naked Word Poetry Session, the 2013 Zabalaza Festival, and a headlining act at Naked Slam Poetry 2013. He is the current winner of DFL Lover+ Another Cape Town leg. He has also worked with the Rainbow Arts Organization which produced “Unborn”, written and directed by Thami Mbongo. In 2012 he wrote a poetry production titled “People from no People”, performed at the Black Box Threatre. More recently, in 2015, he premiers in the production, “Ityala Lamawele”, showcasing at the Artscape Theatre