Manthe Ribane is a talented Soweto-born graphic designer, dancer and performer. At the age of eight, Manthe performed in front of Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium for the world renowned icon’s birthday. She is a creative and energetic woman that enjoys taking chances, because she believes it is the best thing to do to grow as an individual. Manthe works as a graphic designer at 113 Studios which is co-owned by her siblings, they are experts in conceptual set design as well as film and music. She is inspired by her siblings and her late parents who worked very hard to provide for their children.
Manthe made her vocal debut with musician Okzharp in the extended play production titled ‘Dear Ribane’ which was directed by Chris Saunders. This extended play was presented at the Norient Music Film Festival in Bern Switzerland. She has an impressive list of collaborations from posing for renowned photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi, appearing in a South African tourism campaign and dancing on tour with Die Antwoord, the notorious rap-rave band that went global in 2010.
Manthe is motivated by people who make a difference in their lives and enjoys life’s opportunities to its full potential regardless of circumstance. She is a perfect example of this because she has had some challenges in her life but she rose above the circumstance and has turned into an independent, empowered woman.