Sphamandla Dlamini, also known as Paras is an energetic Ethnic Afro Soul Crooner who‘s style blends ethnic/tribal sounds with modern day soulful sounds in his music to create a unique Afro-Centric Contemporary style of music, he is also a seasoned Drummer.
He was born and raised in one of Durban’s well known Townships called KwaMashu, to a family that loved music and was exposed to the likes of Busi Mhlongo, Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela at a very young age; and later fell in love with the soulful sounds of Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Musiq Soulchild, MXO and Slick Angel amongst many others. This is very evident in his sound as it is a cross blend of different genres that complement each other when he delivers them.
Paras is currently working on completing his debut Ethnic Afro Soul Album with Spotless Worx Entertainment in Conjunction with the legendary Themba Mkhize’s Mavovo Music label and it is due for release towards the mid-year 2014. His album will be jam packed with hits and will feature high calibre artists such as Mbuso Khoza, Zakwe and the legendary Themba Mkhize who will also contribute as a co-producer of the album.
He has performed in churches, secular events, weddings, corporate functions and has shared the stage (on different occasions) with the likes of Ringo Madlingozi, Zakes Bantwini, Zonke, Malini, Zahara, The Soil, Themba Mkhize and stable mate Thando, to name a few.