Mulalo Nego Negondeni is a 26-year-old man from the Mukula village in Limpopo Province, South Africa. For the past 13 years the man has been building a miniature version of Johannesburg nicknamed NegoCity in his parents’ backyard using recycled materials, and result is absolutely amazing!
In a recent interview with DeMilked, Mulalo said that he started his project back in 2008 after seeing the First National Bank (FNB) Stadium on TV and in the newspapers. The man says he fell in love with the design of the stadium and his dream was to visit it during the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament. However, he knew that his parents wouldn’t be able to buy him a ticket, so he decided to build a replica of the stadium at home so he could see it every day.
This South African man built a miniature replica of Johannesburg in his parents’ backyard
To create the replica city, the man used various recycled materials, such as cement, soil, plastic, cardboard, wires, fabric, and sand.
To create the replica, the man used various recycled materials
Mulalo says it took him 12 years to finish NegoCity the way it stands now. Initially, the man used mud to build the stadium but quickly realized that it would be washed away as soon as it starts to rain and he’d have to rebuild it again. That’s why it took some time for the man to find the suitable material for the stadium.
Mulalo started the project back in 2008 after seeing the FNB Stadium on TV
Mulalo has some pretty big plans for the future – he plans to build a huge Soccer Museum in South Africa that would be called 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP MEMORIAL PARK MUSEUM. The man says it would be the first soccer museum in the world, as well as in FIFA history.
The man was so impressed with the stadium, he decided to build a replica so he could see it every day
The man says his aim is to keep the legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup alive forever.
Mulalo has some pretty big plans for the future – like opening a Soccer Museum in South Africa
Mulalo wants to empower other African artists as well as give them a platform to showcase their talents. He says that the museum would be created by artists from various different provinces of South Africa, and Africa in general – let’s hope that one day we’ll see Mulalo’s dream become reality!
See more pictures of the amazing NegoCity below!