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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Thandiswa Mazwai

Thandiswa Mazwai is a multi-award winning South African musician and is also the lead vocalist and songwriter of Bongo Maffin, a South African Kwaito music group. Thandiswa was born on 31st March 1976. She grew up almost entirely in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa. Both her parents were journalists and anti-apartheid political activists.

Thandiswa attended Witwatersrand University where she studied English literature and International Relations.

After five albums with Bongo Maffin she ventured onto a 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. Her second album, Ibokwe (2009), reached gold status in the first few weeks of its release and her live DVD, Dance of the Forgotten Free (2010), won Best Female Artist and Best Live DVD in 2011.

Thandiswa Mazwai

Thandiswa Mazwai

Thandiswa Mazwai

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