Nesan Pather, a local South African artist who hails from Chatsworth, Durban. A graduate of the University Of KwaZulu Natal, Durban University of Technology and the VEGA Imagination Lab. When he isn’t in studio crafting amazing music, he is a graphic designer, copywriter and brand manager by profession.
Pather has been involved in the media and advertising business in South Africa for over 10 years. His eclectic
Giving back to the local music scene
Nesan Pather has made significant contributions to music in South Africa, both Indian classical, as well as contemporary, music. Pather was initially trained in Indian classical music playing the harmonium and tabla as instruments of choice, and he received numerous awards for music in the regional and national Tamil Eistedfodd’s. Following in the footsteps of international contemporaries, he consequently crossed the gap into contemporary music under the music label, ‘Eighteen Eighteen’.
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His debut release album ‘Urban Poison’ and the follow-up ‘Suburban Bliss’ were marked for success leading to collaborated efforts with other local artists. ‘Eighteen Eighteen’ held appeal with the youth of South Africa.
Acting: Nesan Pather made his acting debut in the South African action comedy movie, ‘Run For Your Life 2’ directed by South African Indian director, Kumaran Naidu, and released commercially in 2007. He has also played cameo roles in many local South African films and most recently starred in the popular ‘Attack of The Indian Werewolf’ by the debut South African producer and director, Masood Boomgard.
Nesan is also famous for portraying a zany online character, a musical artist named ‘Rajiv’, in spoof music videos released on social media in South Africa, as well as writing songs and performing as a part of another humorous online character, a band named ‘D-Pak’ & ‘The Post-Its.’