|Real Name:||Tshepo Nkoana|
|Date of Birth / Age:||25th May, 1994 (26 years)|
Tshepo Nkoana better known by his stage name NOVL. is a South African rapper, songwriter and Record producer based in Johannesburg. Born 25th May 1994 in Polokwane, Limpopo and was he grew up in Lephalale, Limpopo. Novl. attended Hoerskool Ellisras for his high school years and that is where he learned the art form of Rap music and the Hip Hop Culture. He then moved to Johannesburg to further his studies at the University of Johannesburg to pursue his LLB degree.
Novl. started rapping at the age of 16, when he was doing his 10th grade in the year 2010. In 2014, December 24th, Novl. released his first mixtape titled Abstract Thoughts which was well received by the digital world as his first project which was released and distributed under Page1One Records.
In September 2015, Novl. decided to release a follow up project titled “Preparation for Blessings”. Preparation For Blessings only contained 7 songs compared to Abstract Thoughts which had 17 songs and with high expectations as his first project, it wasn’t received better than Abstract Thoughts.
In 2016 he started working on the sequel of his critically acclaimed first mixtape Abstract Thoughts. That’s when Abstract Thoughts II: Conscious Tshepo was born. The standard and quality was better than the first two projects. The project comprised of 19 songs of nothing but pure lyrical genius. The success of Abstract Thoughts II helped to boost his fan base and to be recognized in the game for his efforts.
In 2018 May 25th, he released the project titled …it must be the LOWs. It was written as therapy, it was written as acknowledgment of being down but not out, it was written as a cry for help and it accomplished its purpose. The project comprised of 10 songs. The project was well received. Making it Novl.’s first biggest project and some refer to it as his first album even though the artist himself has not confirmed that.
In 2019, to celebrate the release of …it must be the LOWs, Novl. released a 5 track EP titled Planet 25, which speaks on his state of mind being 25, and how it feels to feel like you are middle age, too young for the old but too old for the young. The project was released on the same day as …it must be the LOWs. was released to commemorate it as planned.