NL Damoyi grew up in Alexandra, one of the oldest townships. His love for poetry began when he was 14 years old, where his writing became a conduit for protest against apartheid. At 18, he published his first poem, Shamming, a poem about Biko’s death. NL was of the founding members of the Khauleza Cultural Group that perfrmed poetry in Alexandra and the surrounding townships of what now called Gauteng Province.

NL is a journalism graduate from Rhodes University, he holds a Master’s degree in Arts (Social Policy) and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) qualifications.

Today NL is the Managing Director of Sengenyathi Enterprises (Pty) LTD, a holding company with divisions in Road Construciton, and Distribution. In 2010, NL self-published his first book, Daughter of Zulu through Xlibris Publishers. Wear Your Dreams Like Your Skin is his latest collection of poem. IOt is an anthology in praise of knowledge, ability and wisdom.