Abdul Milazi is an artist based in Johannesburg. He was born in Port Shepstone in KwaZulu Natal in 1966. He studied art under private tuition by artist and school teacher Ms Elizabeth Roos from the age of 15. After matriculating from Sister Joan's High School in 1986, he pursued media studies, specialising in journalism, art photography and graphic design. He has worked in the media as a writer and editor for 30 years, while continuing to paint in his spare time for a select clientele.