Ntokozo Mdluli, popularly known by his stage name, K.O, is a South African rapper, co-owner/founder of Cashtime Life and the creator of Skhanda sub-genre.
K.O rose to prominence with the group Teargas after releasing their critically acclaimed debut album K’shubile K’bovu in 2006, under Electromode Music.
Teargas, which then had three members, K.O, Ntukza and Ma-E, later released three other albums titled, Wafa Wafa (2008), Dark or Blue (2009) and Number Number (2012) (stylized as Num8er Num8er) which were all commercially successful. K.O, co-runs a music and entertainment company called “Cashtime Life”.
K.O released the singles “Mission Statement”,”Son of a Gun”, “Caracara” and Skhanda Love preceding the release of his solo debut studio album, Skhanda Republic which was released on November 7, 2014.