Smilo Ndumiso Zulu was born in 1995 in Nongoma, Kwa Zulu Natal. He was introduced to art by his siblings’ interest in drawing which later become an interest for him as well. He started helping his community at a young age when he joined the Soul Buddies Indoni Primary School Community Group. In 2017, he studied the Foundation Course and the Intermediate Course and progressed to the Advanced Programme in Photography in 2018 at The Market Photo Workshop. His studies allowed him to pursue his love for photography. He strives to tell the unseen/untold stories of his generation through the use of photography.