Binge-watch the Material Culture boxset
Dive deeper into Skhothane sub-culture with Don Dada and the crew
There’s having a side-hustle, and then going full-hustle … and nothing epitomises hustle like the skhothane scene in South Africa’s townships. Homeboys in their silk shirts, Italian shoes, Johnnie Walker Blue. From Kathehong to Tembisa, from Eldorado Park to Soweto. Skhothane is all about the threads, the dance-offs, vula boot in the parks—born-frees with money on their mind, and their mind on the money.
It’s for Don Dada and his crew of new-age skhothanes, who reign supreme on the scene with their Material Culture show on DStv, it’s a way of life. Now, after a successful first season on DStv, fans of the Don can watch the Material Culture boxset on Catch Up and DStv Now.
Siya Phanda - it’s all about the money
“People think skhothanes steal money, but we hustle,” says Don Dada, on financing his colourful lifestyle. The chief-whip of the Material Culture crew has collab’ed with DMD Italiana on the DMDxDonDada range, brightly coloured caps, spotties and Italian shirts. He also handles merchandising for the Sula Africa events, while other crew members perform, sell gear street-side and even own their own taxis.
“When I make money I try to invest it,” says Don Dada, “but I also enjoy it. Our true colours will show when we are billionaires!”
Check out this playlist inspired by the hustle: