From Orphan to Empowered Visual Artist: Ennock Mlangeni Shares His Inspiring Story of Determination

From Orphan to Empowered Visual Artist: Ennock Mlangeni Shares His Inspiring Story of Determination

  • After losing both his parents at the age of seven, Ennock Mlangeni was orphaned but did not allow his loss to stop him from pursuing his artistic dreams
  • Now a celebrity artist, Ennock shared snaps of his beautiful work on Twitter and left Mzansi in awe
  • He had a debut solo exhibition in Belgium in 2020, he is a DJ, entrepreneur and a baritone singer for Free State Mass Choir

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Ennock Mlangeni transcended the walls of his one-room shack and reached the stars as a celebrity artist. The self-taught visual artist painted his origin story for the people of Twitter when he shared the news that he became an orphan at seven years old.

Mlangeni has set global trends with his creations from painting with coffee, pen art, waste material, painting fridges and swimming pools. To his name, he has added accolades such as the Bic Pen Master 2018 and served as a judge in 2021.

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His debut solo exhibition was in 2020 in Belgium which he said was a source of great pride as he began from nothing, worked for his dream and was the most influential and inspiring visual artist in SA.

Orphan, celeb artist, Ennock Mlangeni, story, rags to riches
Ennock Mlangeni inspired the masses with his story of not allowing his situation to stop him from pursuing his dreams. Image: @ennockmartZA
Source: Twitter

His artistic talents and passions have allowed him to also become a DJ, an entrepreneur, baritone singer for Free State Mass Choir. Read his story below:

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Below are some of the encouraging words his story received:


"Your parents are smiling where ever they are. Most kids go and cry at their graves but on your side, you can still make a way on your own. Keep moving King."

@TheeMalebza said:

"To more and greater heights champ."

@seepeSemenya wrote:

"You deserve the light upon you, keep going."

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@Dutchess_Berry responded with:

"You're going places man"

@28Mscandy commented:

"Keep doing a good job..."

@UnityN30 added:

"Black child your dreams are valid."

Talented local makeup artist makes people feel beautiful in their own skin, opens up about her inspirations

Previously, Briefly News reported that Carla Groenewald is an incredibly talented young lady who only just got her diploma in beauty and makeup in 2019 but is already stunning people with her skills.

While she was studying she launched her own business @makeup_by__carla. She works as a make-up artist during the week and freelances on the weekend.

Briefly News asked her what inspired her to create such amazing art on people's faces and she replied that she loves making people feel beautiful in their own skin. She loves creating abstract designs and using loads of colour. As a perfectionist, she always makes sure that her work is top quality.

Source: Briefly News

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