Ndebele
Superhero

Image of a black women wearing red paint

Photography: Lonwabo Zimela, @king_zimela

Zana 'Ndebele Superhero' Masombuka is a Johannesburg based creative director who draws inspiration from her upbringing in rural KwaNdebele, in a small town called Siyabuswa. She discusses her art practice which focuses on Africa's active role in the world, how African artists pioneer the stories being written about their people, and the preservation of its heritage.

Zana Masombuka 

(she/her)

Zana ‘Ndebele Superhero’ Masombuka is a 24 year-old Johannesburg based creative director who draws inspiration from her upbringing in rural KwaNdebele, in a small town called Siyabuswa. She is an International Studies graduate from Stellenbosch University, where she learnt the art of critical thinking, as well as the importance of globalisation and how it continues to impact Africa. Her art speaks to Africa’s active role in the next wave of this global phenomena and how African artists aim to pioneer the stories being written about their continent and its people, which is fundamental to the preservation of its heritage.

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