Vusi Mnguni (born 30th August 1991) ,better known by his stage name Skelem, is a South African hip hop recording artist, song writer and composer from Soweto, Zondi.
SkeLeM started rapping at the age of 15 with some of his school mates, soon to form a group called “A Tag-Team” with a few well-known local artists such as Chippa M, King Mkabai and Trickz.
In 2013 he partnered with an up and coming Record Label called Meadowville Recoding’s which is a beneficiary of the DJU Foundation in partnership with the NYDA & Oskido.
SkeLeM has also shared the stage with acts such as Blaq P, Simphiwe kasiRap, maSeven” & etc.
Vusi is well known for his deep voice and word play, he has had the opportunity to perform at Newtown OST, OMG Events & Summer Explosion. SkeLeM has also recorded music with artists such as Zinhle Mashinini, Jay Claud3, Kuasole Desowul & etc.
SkeLeM’s musical style is influenced by the ever growing Kasi Rap genre and global content, namely Hip Hop, Dance, Jazz and Kwaito to name a few. His rapping technique and vocals have been compared to that of KZN-based rapper Zakwe.