Mahlangu - Art & Music - Mamelodi, Pretoria, South Africa

Obed Mahlangu

Mamelodi, Pretoria, South Africa


Art & Music


Drawing,Painting and Musician [Guitar]

Work History


Cultural Activist

From July 2007



From January 2005

Obed Mahlangu first discovered his unusual artistic flair at an early age while at primary school.His late father Johannes was a guitarist,mechanic, and business man.
Good music was always part of the Mahlangu family and the love of good music began to be obvious when Obed danced during christmas parties and family gatherings.
Obed later discovered another artistic talent of drawing during his primary schooling at Gamelodi Primary.
In 1984 Mrs Mtshweni his teacher adviced Obed to attend art classes at a local Y.M.C.A - Mamelodi.
After one year in 1986 Obed entered an art competition and became 2nd price winner and with that, his career as an artist was launched.He joined PAMDA in 1990.
Pretoria Art, Music & Drama Association exposed a lot of artists like: Mohlabane Mashiangwako,[Obed`s first mentor];Junior Makhoere,Mike Mmutle,Ranko Pudi,Grand Magadlela,Motshile wa Nthodi and many great artists.
In 1990 Obed Mahlangu exhibited for the first time at Up John- Isando together with his seniors and he was the youngest among them all.
Obed is both visual artist and `music- man` a very innovative guitarist like Dr Phillip Tabane,Ronny Jordan and Louis Amstrong his favourite legends.
His Dream is to be a recording artist[musician]and make a home for young artists.


Obis Art

From January 2005

Arts & Culture


Obis Art [Mural Art]

January 2000 - January 2002

Mural Painting Around Pretoria & Centurion

Afro Jazz


January 1996 - July 2013


Obed Mahlangu

Obis Art
[Profile on Linkedin]






Music Workshop

Motivation to children including their parents is what i have been doing.
Every child has a desire to do something creative,so every Saturday it`s that time when children want to dirty their hands with something creative.

Qualifications & Certifications

Entrepreneurship,Project Management & Artist Management

Business Skills Program leanerships


Modiri Technical High School

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