Sibusiso Arnold Hlatshwayo (stage name: blessedm) hails from the far east of Ekurhuleni in Brakpan
(Tsakane). He started writing in 1999 and studied music between 2003 and 2006, playing the piano. In
2007 and 2008, he studied music production with Soul Candi Institute of Music. He has been a student
at the Mzansi Poetry Academy and is co-founder of a writer’s organization called Imbuyezi, plus another
organisation called African Revolution Community Development. Some of his poems are published
online and in a global anthology called Singing in The Dark (2020). Currently working on an anthology
called “MbaMbongi”, A Kiss of Poetry . It will be Imbuyezi’s first offering.