Nico Phooko - The Music Painter

Location: Based in Johannesburg


Artist Info

Awards & Distinctions

  • Recipient of The 2011 Ekurhuleni Prestigious Award
  • Winner of the 2015 Southern Comfort #Ownyourawesome Award - a prize awarded to South Africa’s unique talented individuals.

Noteworthy Performances

  • A tribute to Samora Machel, Gallagher Estate
  • Hansa Pilsner Cool Sounds Music Awards, Sandton
  • Voice, (a Jazz Outfit) Compact Disc Launch, Civic Theatre, JHB
  • Women International Forum, Sandton Convention Centre
  • Dr Stanley Mogoba’s 70th Birthday Celebration, Gallagher Estate
  • 5th World Parks Congress – Official Heads of States Banquet, Durban
  • CT Empowerment Indaba. Sandton Convention Centre
  • A Tribute to E’skia Mphahlele. Vodacom Sun dome 
  • Discovery Health Presentation Report, Atlas Bakery 
  • Presidential Congratulatory Dinner for Women, Sandton Convention Centre   
  • National Home Builders Awards 2004. Gallagher Estate
  • The Design Indaba Expo Charity Banquet, Cape Town Convention Centre
  • Winnie Mandela's 60th Birthday, Hilton Hotel, Pretoria
  • Ekasi Jazz and Art Cultural Festival, Springs
  • Innovation Town I-Hero Awards Ceremony @ Sci Bono, Market Theatre Precinct. Johannesburg, 2007
  • Woza Albert adaptation rehearsal. A Television documentary filming on my works and Fatima Dike’s plays Artscape, Cape Town
  • 2010 National Communication Partnership Conference. Sandton Convention Centre
  • World Economic Forum @ Greenpoint Stadium, Cape Town
  • Art and Jazz with Andile Yenana, Herbie Tsoaeli, Sydney Mnisi, Africa Mkhize, Lulu Gontsana and Marcus Wyatt
  • A tribute to Busi Mhlongo with Joe Nina, Durban
  • Department of Art and Culture Conference. Sci Bono, Johannesburg. 
  • Johannesburg Tourism. Arts Alive, Sandton Hotel
  • Paint ‘n Play with Shane Evans, Kansas City Artists Coalition, USA
  • Paint ‘n Play with Jimmy Dludlu and Roberto Fonseca from Cuba. Cape Town
  • International Jazz Day, Live at the Market Theater with McCoy Mrubata, Paul Hamner, Carlo Mombeni, Tumi Mogorosi, Kyle Sheperd, Mbuso Khoza and BLKsonshine-Masauko Chipembere, Johannesburg


Nico's live on stage painting concept has been covered extensively by medias such as The Mail and Guardian, City Press, Sowetan, Citizen, The African Reporter and in the SABC 3 Curtain documentaries. 

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Typical Budget for Nico Phooko - The Music Painter is
R25000 - R40000.


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