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There’s always a story behind every story.
Let me share mine. I go by the name Mantist Oryem.

1988, I was born.
Somewhere between 1988 and 1993, I lost my dad in casualty of war before I could even remember face.
God bless his soul. He was a soldier fighting for freedom.
That was the beginning of my bitter struggle.

1993, We fled my war torn country of South Sudan on a 2 week barefoot walked from South Sudan to Uganda. I was 6 or 7 year old.

1993 to 2003, my back was on the wall battling with poverty, diseases and all the shit of refugees living.
I can describe life in refugee camps in 5 words, – “A daily fight to survive.”

2004, we landed in Australia under Humanitarian visa.
Coming to Australia was a dream until we landed. Then I felt lonely and stranded. Only spoke basic English with an accent that no one understand it. I had to spelt what I mean on a piece of paper that made me felt so, so squit.

5 years into the country, I felt like, I had it. I just wanted to end.
On a daily basis I was creating my secret museum of mental horror.

2007, music came into the picture.
My biggest therapy of all time. (MantistMusic.Com)

2012, I figure it out, that my inner world will always create my outta world.

2013, I made a decision to never waste another second of my life thinking about the past or crying victim.

2014, the beginning of my true personal development. I made a decision to reprogram my mind for success.
This was the year I started to make friends with books, seminars, audio, and paying for personal mentoring. And I never look back ever since.

2015, I’ve founded Mantistic Productions (MantisticPro.Com)

2016, I’ve founded Get Paid Living Your Passion (GetPaidLivingYourPassion.Com)

2017, I made a decision to spend the rest of my life empowering individuals to live life the passion way.

Read full bio including my music journey on my website:

PS – My message is simple:
Stop surviving and start living.
Aspire to live life the passion way today?

Here Is My Highlight Of Accomplishments and Performances:

• Performed in many Brisbane festivals such as the Brisbane Festival and the Zillmere Multicultural Festival
• Headlined for World Refugee Community Day Festival with a turnout of 13,000 plus people
• Performed in many small festivals such as Youth Day Festival and World Aids Day Festival, and many clubs, pubs, birthday parties, schools, and more
• Been featured in many magazines and newspaper articles: such as The Courier Mail, MX, City News, Scene Magazine, The Chronicle, and more
• Appeared on many radio stations (where their music was played or they were interviewed) such as ABC Coast FM, Toowoomba City 87.6 FM, 4KW radio, 4ZZZ and more
Presently, they are performing a minimum of three shows a month, are selling approximately 500 CDs per month, and are working on their next full album which is scheduled to be released either the end of 2015 or the beginning of 2016.

Contact details

Mantist Oryem
Music Producer || Poet || CEO & Founder – Mantistic Productions & Get Paid Living Your Passion.
Artist website:

State finalist in Australian Poetry Slam, 2011. Selected for the

Q Music Encouragement Award, 2009.

Featured on 90.3 and 95.3 ABC Coast FM, SBS, Toowoomba City 87.6 FM, 4KW, 4ZZZ, 4EB etc.

Featured in The Courier Mail, MX, City News, Scene Magazine, and The Toowoomba Chronicle. Appeared at Brisbane Festival, Zillmere Multicultural Festival, Youth Day Festival, World Aids Day Festival, and headlined World Refugee Community Day Festival 2011.