Cassper Nyovest. Photo: Supplied

You might be caught between being envious that these super successful musicians are not 30 years old yet and being elated that they are flying the Mzansi flag high. Choose the latter. Always choose the latter.

This week, it was announced that four of South Africa’s favourite artists made it into the coveted Forbes Africa Under 30 list. There were a few surprises - like the assertion that Davido is only 25 years old. We thought this was music, not soccer.

Jokes aside, one of the categories associated with this list is called Under 30 Creatives where actors, musicians and more are included. Thuso Mbedu (26), Mapaseka Koetle-Nyokong (29), Sasha Pieterse (22) and Nomzamo Mbatha (27) represent us on the acting front while Shekhinah (23) is joined by Kwesta (29), Nasty C (21), Anatii (25) and Cassper Nyovest (27) on the music side. 

Celebrated poet, Koleka Putuma, who is 25 years old, reps SA on the literary front while visual artists, Tony Gum (22) and Simphiwe Ndzube (27) also make an appearance. Fashion designer, Rina Chunga-Kutama is also on the list.