His career began at TBWA Hunt Lascaris in 2002 as a junior writer. When he discovered that creativity has no cultural boundaries, he decided to take his talents to TBWA Hong Kong in 2007. And immediately got the once-in-a-life-time chance of working on adidas for the Beijing Olympics.
He returned to SA in 2011 and joined Y&R Cape Town. Then quickly rose to Creative Director and helped lead the office to AdFocus Agency of the Year 2015.
His work has been recognised multiple times at Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Epicas, LIAs, New York Festivals and Webbys. In South Africa, he’s won countless Loeries and 2 Ad Of The Year awards consecutively, at the Creative Circle.
Nkanyezi has been a jury member at major festivals including: One Show, Art Director’s Club, New York Festivals, Young Guns and Ad Stars in South Korea, where he was also a keynote speaker. In 2018, he was the Chair of Judges at the Perth Advertising and Design Club.