TBwoy

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Birth nameTanonga Nswana
Born (1986-05-21) May 21, 1986 (age 34)
Kabwe,Central Province,Zambia
GenresDancehall/Afro-beat
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
Years active2003–present
Labels
  • Dweet
  • Bizzy Baila International
Associated acts
  • Slapdee
  • Chef 187
  • T-Sean
  • Cleo Ice Queen
  • Bomb$hell Grenade
  • Mampi
  • wacheda
  • Dope G
  • Macky2
  • Roberto
  • Izreal
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NationalityZambian
CitizenshipZambia
Education
  • Motor Vehicle Engineering
  • Purchasing and Supply
Alma mater
  • Greenwood Institute
  • National Institute for Public Administration
Spouse(s)Diana Sakala
ChildrenTamika Roza Tanonga

Tanonga Nswana who is know as Tbwoy is a Zambian singer and song writer. He has been present in the Zambian Music industry from 2003 but attained stardom in 2008 when he released his hit single dabbed "Mwati uziba". The song proceeded to top majority of play list. He founded a studio under the name Bizzy Baila were he later collaborated with artist like T-Sean.[1]

Early life

Tanonga Nswana was born on 21st May 1986 in Kabwe, Central province. He begun his kindergarten at Trinity Pre-school in Lusaka were he showed early signs of musical talent as he would sing and create his own melodies. He later attended Chibombo primary and Secondary School where he completed his General Education in 2003. To further his studies he enrolled at Greenwood Institute to study Motor Vehicle Engineering City and Guilds and National Institute for Public Administration (NIPA) to study Purchasing and Supply.[2]

Musical career

Just upon completing his General education he recorded his studio single in 2003, which sparked a great flaming musical career as he received positive feedback and encouragement from many people. He remained musically active by releasing a stream of singles until he released his first album in 2006 under the label Super Shine Investment titled 'Amama" which translates as "My mother". The album was a tribute to his late mother who passed on in 2001. The album featured song that professed gratitude to his mother for her Love, care and good morals she inculcated in him as well as a song like "Amama" and "some some" that promised her that he will make it in Life and make her proud. Amama did not have a massive response like he anticipated, but it introduced a young talent with huge ambitions.[3]

In the early years of his career he wrote songs for artist like Mc wabwino, Jane Osborne and many more. He released his second album in 2008 titled Mwati uziba. his third album called The other Side was released in 2010 under his own record label called Dweet. In the year 2011 he created a record label called Bizzy Baila which is co-owned with fellow musician T-Sean.[4]

In 2016 Tbwoy stormed the Zambian music industry with successful singles such as miss you which secured him nominations and a best song of the year award at the prestigious Zambian Kwacha Music Awards. He was nominated for the 2019 Best Lusaka province artist at the Kwacha Music Awards.[5]

Artistry

Tbwoy describes his music as a Musical Mosaic, blending Dance-hall and the Zambian native genre called Kalindula. Fusing Kalindula and RnB. His style is partly inspired by Dance-hall and greatly by Afro-Sounds.[6]

Personal life

Tbwoy got married to Diana Sakala on 29th December 2018 and together have a daughter named Tamika Roza Tanonga.[7]

Discography

List Studio Albums
Year Title Distribution
2006 Amama Supershine Investment
2008 Mwati uziba Supershine Investment
2010 The other side Self Distribution
2017, March Dweet Dweet
2017, December Collaboration album with T-sean called

"One day"

Dweet and Baila Empire
List of Hit songs
Year Title Feature
2008 Mwati uziba
2009 Kumbukila
2010 Woman of m life
2011 Manual book
2012 90 days T-Sean
2016 Miss you Chef 187
2017 Denya T-Sean
2017 Bazakupoka T-sean and Izrael
2017 Kalimba T-sean
2017 Don't lead me on T-sean
2019 Njota Cleo Ice Queen
2020 Amama 2
2020 Cheers
2020 Cheers Remix Mampi and Bomb$hell Grenade

In the media

  

References

  1. "daily mail". Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  2. "zambian music blog". Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  3. "reverbnation". Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  4. "zambianplay". Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  5. "zedpushup". Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  6. "lusakatimes". Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  7. "afrofire". Retrieved 8 October 2020.

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