by Michael Mashile
Mzansi’s Youngest Uncle, Vinny making big moves.
This weekend was one for the books for residents of Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Rising star Kabelo Vicent “Uncle Vinny” Ndlovu celebrated his 19th birthday in Braamfontein where his fans and followers came in numbers and attracted attention from police who had to shut down the party due to lockdown regulations.
Not long ago, Vinny partnered with Puma as one of the youngest influencers to work with the international brand.
He is the life of the party and every promoter has his name on their list ready to book him as soon as the lockdown has been lifted.
At 18-years-old, Uncle Vinny also known as Uncle Vinny has earned himself the titles; radio presenter, actor, and events curator.
Uncle Vinny embarked on his journey as an entertainer at age 16 years old when he joined Hillbrow Radio. While his peers were kicking soccer balls and playing TV games, he spent his weekends interviewing big A-listers.
“Maybe I was born for this,” he tells Buzzlife.
“Entertainment is my life.”
Many Mzansi stars saw potential in the grade 12 learner, but it was his idol Riky Rick who took him under his wing to show him the ropes of the entertainment industry.
“I look up to a lot of people; AKA, Riky, and Scoop Makhathini. But it is mostly Riky Rick that has helped me to build my brand,” he says.
The young influencer has presented an award at the South African Hip Hop Awards, he has emceed at Cotton Fest and his very own show, Rodeo.
People should expect a lot more surprises from the class act.
“I don’t like talking about my plans yet, but people should expect more from me.”