Thulani Mangaliso also know as Soul T IDYAN is a Xhosa rapper, vocalist, and songwriter aged (21) And born on 26 July 2000 in Western Cape in a small Town called Paarl .
Currently based in Johannesburg with the mission to bring hope to his peers and role model his potential. In 2014 his surrounding influenced him to do drugs and other illegal activities. His parents sent him to a rehabilitation centre and in 2016 when he came from rehabilitation, Mangaliso realised his potential and followed his passion in music which inspired him to make better choices in life. He later started performing his music in events like Megacy over everything tour by AKA, Bhomza CTP, Rands CPT. His music is inspired by past experiences and the notorious Town he grew up in.
IDYAN also dropped his first EP with Redtraps titled NoRichFamily and from there on he became a solo artist, In 2020 he released IDYAN Aycatchi the song that had so much positive influence in the Western Cape’s Xhosa hip hop industry with 80K viewers and above, His song got him Co-signed from Yanga Chief which kept his music marathons to continues…and it got nominated on SA Music Awards and winning the Hip hop artist of the year under Yanga Chief The Utatakho Hit Maker.
He is currently working on two new projects called Istalato(The Streets) where he will be working with the legendary Nathi Mankayi (Unomvula hit Maker) and Hip Hop Is Not Dead with DJ Reezyville which will focus on his experiential storytelling in an edutainment way, to reach out to many youths in South Africa and continue touching lives.