Pic! Thandiswa Mazwai Reacts To DJ Fresh Celebrating Her Birthday With A ThrowBack – Thandiswa Mazwai as “South Africa’s finest female contemporary singer.
Thandiswa’s influence in the post-millennial South African sound echoes far and wide new groups idolize and emulate her work, while globally, she effortlessly channels the legends such as Mariam Makeba, Busi Mhlongo, Fela and Hugh Masekela.
Mazwai’s debut album, Zabalaza in the 2004, reached double-platinum status, and her critically acclaimed second album, Ibokwe, 2009, reached gold status within weeks of release. Her third solo studio album is Belede 2016, a collection of reinterpretations of legendary South African jazz and protest anthems from the 1950s and 1960s golden era.
Mazwai’s selection is inspired by the music she listened to whilst growing up, and the title, Belede, is named after and dedicated to her late mother, a major influence in her music and political stance.
Now that you know her journey, today, 31 March 2020 Thandiswa celebrates her birthday, the queen is turning 44.
The musician has been one of the most vocal celebs since the coronavirus pandemic reached South African shores earlier this month.
She has used her voice and platform not only to speak out against certain actions by South Africans, like panic buying but also how the government has handled the situation so far.
This is what DJ Fresh had to say:
“Happy Birthday @thandiswamazwai!!! Your Fan forever!!!!!“
“Oh my gard Where did you get that picture such a tight hug woooooo where was Thabiso” – Thandiswa Mazwai