Nkanyezi began his career at TBWA Hunt Lascaris in 2002 as a Copywriter. A few yeas later, he decided to take his talents to TBWA Hong Kong in 2007. Then returned home to join VMLY&R Cape Town in 2011.
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
Art Director’s Club, New York Festivals, Young Guns One Club and Ad Stars in South Korea. In 2018, he was the Chair of Judges at the Perth Advertising and Design Club.
A champion for diversity in the creative field, he founded Blackboard, a non-profit organisation that aims to raise awareness for creativity as a career to high school students in disadvantaged communities.