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Thandiswa Mazwai Biography, Daughter, Albums, Songs and Awards

Thandiswa Mazwai Biography

Thandiswa Mazwai was born on 31st March 1976 in South Africa. He is a South African musician, a lead vocalist and a songwriter.

Her parents Belede and Thami Mazwai were journalists and anti-apartheid political activists. Her work was inspired by her mother.

Thandiswa Mazwai Education Background

Student at Wits University where she studied English literature and International Relations.

Thandiswa Mazwai Career

She participated at the ‘Shell Road to Fame’ but she did not even make it to the semi finals. She managed to impress Don Laka,a musician and a producer, who included her in his project.

In 1998 she started her career with Bongo Maffin, one of the pioneering bands of Kwaito. She became widely recognised as the voice of South Africa’s conscious youth, their compositions consistently combining dance floor favourites with thought-provoking lyrics.

She later launched her solo career. Her first project, Zabalaza (2004), reached double platinum status and won numerous awards, including a Kora award for Best African Female and four South African Music Awards, including Best Album.

Thandiswa Mazwai Songs

  1. Nizalwa Ngobani
  2. Lahlumlenze
  3. Ndilinde
  4. Abenguni
  5. Thongo I am
  6. Izilo
  7. Jikijela
  8. Chom’Emdaka
  9. Ngimkhonzile
  10. Ingoma
  11. Ndiyahamba
  12. Wakrazulwa
  13. Vana Vevhu
  14. Kwanele
  15. Ibokwe
  16. Ntyilo Ntyilo
  17. Vakahina
  18. Makubenjalo
  19. Mamani
  20. Kulala
  21. Nontsokolo
  22. Ndizakulibala
  23. Malaika
  24. West Wind
  25. Thath’ Isigubhu
  26. Mreimida
  27. Mkhankatho
  28. Emzini
  29. Transkei Moon
  30. Indaba
  31. Revelation
  32. Zabalaza

Thandiswa Mazwai Awards

  1. 2004: Best Female, Southern Africa at Kora Africa Music Award
  2. 2004: Best Female Artist at Metro FM Awards
  3. 2004: Best Female Artist at Kora Africa Music Award
  4. 2005: Best African Contemporary Album at South Africa Music Awards
  5. 2005: Best Female Artist at South Africa Music Awards
  6. 2005: Arts and Culture Award at Metropolitan Eastern Cape Awards
  7. 2008: Female Artist of the Decade at Pan African Language Board
  8. 2008: Song of the Decade ‘Nizalwa Ngobani’ at Pan African Language Board
  9. 2011: Best Female Artist “Dance for the forgotten free” at South African Music Award.
  10. 2011: Best contemporary DVD “Dance for the forgotten free” at South African Music Award.

Family – Thandiswa Mazwai Daughter

She was romantically involved with Stoan Seate, a musician and presenter, and they have one daughter but thet are no longer together but they co parent.

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Thandiswa Mazwai

Thandiswa Mazwai