Pheto Mabena (born March 1, 1990), better known by his stage name J.Smallz, is a South African R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, sound engineer, and graphic designer. J.Smallz is well known for his contributions to artists like N’Veigh, Ayanda Jiya, Ginger Trill and Kid Tini just to mention a few.


J.Smallz first appeared on the music scene with his debut EP titled “Songs About Women” which was released April 25 May 2017.

The singles on the project (namely Inferno, Bad As Ever, Witness & Mangwane) were well received by both audience and radio stations alike picking up the following accolades:


INFERNO ft Amy Jones:

no.1 on YFM’s hot 99 RNB show

no.6 on Tshwane FM’s Top40


Bad As Ever:

no.1 on YFM’s hot 99 RNB show

no.1 on Greater Tzaneen Top30



no. 1 on YFM’s hot 99 RNB show

no. 1 on Merafong FM’s Top10 show