Thandiswa Mazwai, Biography, Age, Music, Partner, Net Worth, Hairstyles
Thandiswa Mazwai first came onto the scene as the beautiful sultry voice from Bongo Maffin. Her phenomenal jazz feeling serenaded lovers and had everyone singing ‘Dai Ndiri Shiri’. Now as she evolved throughout her career, she has become the proverbial king in her own right. She is a unmovable force in tumultuous industry that blows most people every which way.
Thandiswa Mazwai, Biography, Age, Music, Partner, Net Worth
Name : Thandiswa Mazwai
Nickname : King Tha
Date of birth : 31 March 1976
Occupation : Vocalist, Songwriter
Marital Status : In a long time relationship
Parents : Belede and Thami Mazwai
Children : Malika Mazwai
Siblings : Nomsa Mazwai, Ntsiki Mazwai
Net Worth : Approx $100 000
Thandiswa was born in the Eastern Cape, the year of the Soweto Uprising. And she is a child of Soweto, Johannesburg. Her parents were journalists and anti-apartheid political activists. She grew up in a home filled with political discussion and books galore. Her and her sister have a very healthy rivalry At the age of 15 she lost her mother who now inspires her work greatly.
Thandiswa was a bright young student. She managed to land herself at Wits University despite her hard background. There she studied English and International Relations. This would later on influence how she carries herself in public spaces.
Who is Thandiswa Mazwai?
Thandiswa Mazwai is the vocalist for Bongo Maffin. She was also the vocalist for Jack-Knife before she joined Bongo Maffin. Some of her work include the well known track Lahl’umlenze and Thath’isgubhu.
Who is Thandiswa Mazwai Married to?
Thandiswa Mazwai is not legally married. However she has been in a very happy relationship with her partner for many years.
Where was thandiswa mazwai born?
She was born in Eastern Cape on the 31st of March 1976. Thandiswa was born to Belede and Thami Mazwai.
Thandiswa Mazwai, Biography, Career
She started off in the band called Jack-Knife. They made hits like Fester and Chommie. These were club hits. They gained the members Kimon Webster, Themba Smuts and Thandiswa low key underground recognition. Thandiswa later on left Jack-Knife.
She went on the Road to Fame talent show where she was noticed by producer Don Laka. This was also the time when she joined Bongo Maffin. This band became the love child of phenomenal kwaito and authenticity meet a cool, jazzy feel. Her voice was the staple of the rebellion! She was the voice of the subconscious in the youths’ head with her thought-provoking lyrics. At the same time, she commanded their movements with dance floor favorites like Thath’isgubhu. Due to their unrivaled talent, Bongo Maffin won numerous awards. They also got to play with musical legends like Stevie Wonder and the great Marley Clan.
In 2004 she released her first solo album titled Zabalaza. It reached Double platinum and won quite a number of awards. From a Kora award for Best African female to South African words, Zabalaza took the world by storm. 5 years later she released her almost instantly gold album, Ibokwe. She was dubbed South Africa’s finest female contemporary singer by The Guardian.
Thandiswa has performed all over the world at venues, including at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony, The Apollo in New York, WOMEX and the Cannes Film Festival. She collaborated on two songs with US musician Meshell Ndegeocello on her album The World Has Made Me the Man of My Dreams, which was nominated for a Grammy in 2007. At home in South Africa, Thandiswa has collaborated with musical icons including Hugh Masekela, Stimela and the late Busi Mhlongo. Together with the rock band BLK JKS, Thandiswa performed as ‘King Tha’ vs. BLK JKS at the 2017 Afropunk Festival Johannesburg. She is also the ambassador for 46664 and Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
Leaders of D’Gong – 1996
Final Entry – 1997
The Concerto – 1998
Bongolution – 2001
Zabalaza – 2004
New Construction – 2005
Ibokwe – 2009
Dance of the Forgotten Free – 2010
Belede – 2016
From Bongo with Love – 2019
Thandiswa Mazwai is a highly secretive individual when it comes to her personal life. And it does not get more intimate than money. However speculation has it that she is valuated at R500 000. Most of this money comes her album sales and perfomances.
When she was a part of the Jack-Knife, she dated Stoan Seate. Granted she was open about her sexuality at the time. The couple had a beautiful baby girl together Malika. They are no longer together but they do coparent Malika who has grown into a beautiful young woman.
Thandiswa for all her secrecy has not been able to hide how in love she is. It is known that she has been with her partner for a while however details about her relationship is shrouded in mystery. All we seem to know is that her name is Anika and she makes Thandiswa very happy.
Thandiswa Mazwai Hairstyles
Thandiswa is known for her phenomenal music. She is also known for her insane hairstyles. Even calling them hairstyles is an understatement for some of them are intricate works of art.
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