Lutendo Evens Mugagadeli famously known on as Vendaboy Poet was born in early 90s in Ha-Nthabalala, Limpopo Province. Vendaboy Poet schooled at Tshilaho Primary (1997) and Itshumeleng Primary (2000) and then Matriculated at Nthabiseng High school (2008).
He is a Human Resource Management graduate at Central Johannesburg College (CJC) and currently working at a municipality in Gauteng as a Human Resources Practitioner. He initiated the poetry sessions in college aiming at embracing poetry and our rich cultural heritage and to inspire others. He would perform in college events such as Fresher Balls as he was affectionately called as “Rrrrr nga Mikosi”.
Excitingly he can recite poem in various languages which includes Sepedi, Tshivenda, Tsonga, Isizulu, Isixhosa and English. Vendaboy Poet has performed in multiple of events (to mention but few) such as Makhado Annual Show (2014/2015/2016/2017), Phalaphala FM Birthday Party regularly since 2012, Gwede Mantashe Tournament (2015).
He formalized his career by releasing a four poetry music single between 2012 and 2014 and albums. The 1st Album is called Phathutshedzo and was released in 2016 October and recently sold 7000 copies and still selling. His new album was released in June 2018 and has been highly welcomed by the market. In 2018 February 05 released a very popular poetry music single dedicated to the current ANC and South Africa President Honorable Mr. Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa.
Vendaboy Poet’s career highlight was in 2018 April when he was invited by the British Airways to surprise Hounarable Mr. Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa with the poem he wrote about the president on the Business Class Flight from Durban to Gauteng. This was covered by many media houses which has also earned him opportunity interviews with several SABC and commercial radios. He left the Country president in tears of joy and for him Vendaboy Poet it was a dream come true as he wanted to meet and render a poem the president, wishing that one day he will be his praise singer.
His dream is to find himself as the locally and internationally recognized poet and as the country well known praise singer. Vendaboy Poet been interviewed and air played by several radios including Future FM in Norwich (ENGLAND) and other radios including but not limited to: Phalaphala FM, Ikwekwezi FM, Ligwalagwala FM, Metro FM, Kaya FM, Capricorn FM and many more. Inluding newspaper such as Daily Sun, Mirrior and others.
Mr Rrrr Nga Mikosi has prepared several TRIBUTE POEMS which include but not limited to: Poem of passing of legend Dr Nelson Mandela which was aired on Phala Phala fm (2013) and amy more.