“Chankura” produced and featuring Thaiwanda on the chorus, alongside Nadia Nakai and Cassper Nyovest breaks into iTunes Top 10 Songs Chart within 24hrs of its release. At the same time the #NadiaNaked Album goes number 1 on iTunes and Spotify charts
The single “No Stress” takes the award for SONG OF THE YEAR at the 2017 Zimbabwe Hip Hop Awards produced and co-written by Thaiwanda alongside Zimbabwean Hip Hop icon Tehn Diamond.
As a surprise guest act for a 20000+ sold out show, Thaiwanda joins Reason on stage alongside Riky Rick to perform MERCY for the first live at the Castle Lite Unlocks J Cole at the Ticket Pro Dome in Johannesburg.
Thaiwanda has been featured on numerous occasions in Southern Africa’s most prolific urban publication SA’s HYPE Magazine’s “Collector’s Editions” making him the most featured Zimbabwean Artist in the history of the publication these include:
- Hype Magazine Sep/Oct Issue – Editors Choice Most Promising Producers 2015.
- Hype Magazine Dec/Jan Issue – Battle Of The Giants #PBR Top 10 singles of 2015.
- Hype Magazine Feb/Mar Issue – Top 10 Most Underrated to watch in 2016
- Hype Magazine Apr/May Issue – BAM3 Featured among highest rated releases of 2016
- Hype Magazine May/Jun/July Issue – “Titans Exist” Thaiwanda Thai Interview 2017
- Hype Magazine Apr/May Issue – BAM4 Featured among highest rated releases of 2017
Thaiwanda makes headlines in Daily News Zimbabwe full article in link below image.
2017 Kicked off with Thaiwanda featured as a headliner on a history-making 10 City Tour the first of its kind traveling across Zimbabwe alongside the countries premier artist brands Tehn Diamond, Ammara Brown and Simba Tagz.
The rising star was Selected as an ambassador representing Zimbabwe and was featured in MTN’s Anti-ebola/Anti-Xenophobia Campaign that was later nominated for ANN7s South African of the year awards “Best African Campaign With A Message” held at the ticket Pro Dome. Amongst the 150 artists selected of Africa’s most elite talent included Steve Kekana, Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Diamond Platinums, Banky W, Patoranking, Praise to PJ Powers, Donald and Mafikizolo to name a few.
He is also an ambassador for TOMS Music Warehouse one of South Africa’s biggest retailers of music gear, this prompted Thaiwanda to convert his private studio to a music production house offering production services to the biggest brands and talent in Africa
Thaiwanda then featured on Botswana TV’s Flava Dome and later appeared on Botswana TV’s “My Star” as the shows first International Guest Judge earning the Mascom sponsored talent competition its highest ratings to date.
The singles “Party At my Crib” and “That Good Life” off his pan-African focused Audio Loop Project (AALOOP) featured in the 2012 Big Brother Africa Stargames the 2013 Big Brother Africa Chase playlist and entrance theme music for the housemates.
Thaiwanda went on to be selected as part of the panel for “MTN and MTV Base Meets” with Golden Globe Winner Idris Elba during his shoot for his role as Nelson Mandela in the movie “Long Walk To Freedom”.
Thaiwanda a firm, believer in youth development initiatives jumped at the opportunity to contribute his talents to SABC1’s One Day Leader youth program as a producer for the 2013 contestant “Anthem Challenge” the first the show has ever had.
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