Tanonga Nswana

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Birth nameTanonga Nswana
Born (1986-05-21) May 21, 1986 (age 34)
Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia
Genres
  • Afro-fusion
  • Dancehall
  • Afro-beat
Occupation(s)
  • singer
  • Songwriter
Years active2003–present
LabelsDweet, Bizzy Baila International
Associated acts
  • Slapdee
  • Chef 187
  • T-Sean
  • Cleo Ice Queen
  • Bomb$hell Grenade
  • Mampi
  • wacheda
  • Dope G
  • Macky2
  • Roberto
  • Izreal

Tbwoy, ( also stylized as T-bwoy) born Tanonga Nswana is a Zambian singer and song writer. He has been present in the Zambian Music industry from 2003 but his career took a more inspiring shape in 2009 when he released his single dabbed "Mwati uziba".[1] 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.[2]

Early Life

Tbwoy (born 21st May 1986) in Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia. He showed early signs of musical interest as he would sing to his peers 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.[1]

Musical Career

He recorded his studio single in 2003, which sparked his 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 Roza Chenda who passed on in 2001.[1] Amama did not have a massive response like he anticipated, but it introduced him into the Zambian music industry.

In the early years of his career he wrote songs for fellow artist .[citation needed] 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[3]

In 2009 Tbwoy stormed the Zambian music industry with songs like Mwati Uziba that instantly shot to number one on almost all radio stations in the country and secured an award at the 2009 ZNBC Born & Bred Award and received the 2009 Ngoma Awards nomination in the Best Written Song of The Year category.[1] singles such as miss you which secured him nominations and a best song of the year award at the prestigious Zambian Kwacha Music Awards. In 2017 he walked away with the Video of the Year and Song of the Year Awards at the first-ever CBC TV Viewers Choice Awards for his song I Miss you featuring Chef 187 which also attracted nominations at the Kwacha Music Awards, and 2017 CBC TV Viewers Choice Awards best collaboration (Tbowy & T-Sean) – Don’t Lead Me On.[4][5] He was nominated for the 2018 and 2019 Best Lusaka province artist at the Kwacha Music Awards.[6][7]

Artistry

Tbwoy's music is a blend of Dancehall and the Zambian native genre called Kalindula. Fusing Kalindula and R&B. His style is partly inspired by Dancehall and greatly by Afro-pop , his early inspiration was Sean Paul and Paul Ngozi.

Personal Life

Tbwoy got married to Diana Sakala on 29th December 2018 and together have a daughter named Tamika Roza Tanonga.[8]

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 No Mountain T-Sean
2011 Manual book
2012 90 days T-Sean
2016 Miss you Chef 187
2017 Denya T-Sean
2017 Bazakupoka T-sean and Izrael
2017 Don't lead me on T-sean
2017 Take It Easy T-sean
2019 Njota Cleo Ice Queen
2020 Amama 2
2020 Cheers
2020 Cheers Remix[9] Mampi and Bomb$hell Grenade

In the media

  

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "T-Boy: Intriguing, brilliant dancehall artiste – Zambia Daily Mail". www.daily-mail.co.zm. Retrieved 2021-01-04.
  2. "T-Sean, T-Bwoy now ready – Zambia Daily Mail". www.daily-mail.co.zm. Retrieved 2021-01-04.
  3. "T-bwoy tells fans to 'Take it easy' – Zambia Daily Mail". www.daily-mail.co.zm. Retrieved 2021-01-04.
  4. "Winners List : CBC TV Viewers Choice Awards 2017". Zambian Music Blog. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  5. "Musicians eye the Kwacha – Zambia Daily Mail". www.daily-mail.co.zm. Retrieved 2021-01-04.
  6. "Kwacha Music Awards 2018 Winners". Zambia Reports. 2018-09-30. Retrieved 2021-01-04.
  7. "Kwacha Music Awards 2019: Full list of nominees and winners | Zambian Eye". Retrieved 2021-01-04.
  8. Reporter09 (2018-12-29). "Photos: Musician T-Boy Marries Long Time Girlfriend As B-Flow Congratulates Him". Tumfweko. Retrieved 2021-01-05.
  9. Chapeshamano, Chilufya (2020-07-24). "TBwoy Ft. Mampi, Bombshell – Cheers Remix [Listen/Download] | Hypemagzm". Retrieved 2021-01-08.

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