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”

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