Rated as one of the best female artists in Zimbabwe, Tamy, real name Thamsanqa Moyo is a 19-year-old Afro Pop fusion singer, song writer and guitarist who successfully launched her Debut European tour in 2017.Having started her musical journey at a tender age of 7, singing at school functions weddings cooperate and embassy events, Tamy showed she was a force to reckon with as she performed at the Madison Square garden in New York at this young age. She then spent the greater part of her high school career holding the office of Childline Ambassador, a role that saw her being the voice of the youth and children in Zimbabwe. Continue Reading
Diva Thamsanqa Moyo, popularly known as Tammy in music circles, says her new single, Ndyeke, is a reflection of her past experiences. Tammy released the video to the love song last week. The video, which opens with an apologetic voice call from the boyfriend, shows a heartbroken woman fed up with a toxic relationship and deciding to leave because of the boyfriend’s Cassanova ways. The boyfriend, however, persists as he tries to find his way back but the unamused woman tells him off, saying ndiyeke — which means “leave me alone”. Tammy told NewsDay that the song was based on a true personal story. “There is a special story behind the song. I did at some point when I cared for someone and it didn’t go my way. Things didn’t work out and was heartbroken for some time,” she said. “Everything just oozed from within. I know a thing or two about love and heartbreaks and so I just decided to put it on paper and make it a song.” The 19-year-old songbird says she has learnt a lot since venturing into the music industry. “I have learnt to stay in competition with myself and never settle for the mediocre, keep my cool and stay focused, always look out for myself and avoid drama and to know my values, most importantly,” she said.
Thamsanqa Moyo is perhaps one of Zimbabwe’s brightest musical hopes. She has a sultriness and musicality that defies her 19 years. A solid future in pop music is built on talent, looks, single-minded focus, connections and chutzpah. Trading as Tamy, the young songstress is angling for the big time and if she can guard against an overblown ego, she can scale the heights. Comparisons to the late award-winning Zimbabwean legendary singer Chiwoniso Maraire are common. But the comparison, while flattering, can be a trap for the artiste. Chiwoniso was a world music artiste. Moyo is a bona fide pop artiste. She and her handlers will have to decide on her musical path. One thing for sure is that she has attracted the attention of the likes of Lance Stehr, a notable South African music impresario and boss of Ghetto Ruff records, among other musicians. IndependentXtra’s Admire Kudita snagged an interview with rising talent Tamy (TM) to discuss her career on the back of her hot new music video Ndyeke: AK: Just seen your video of Ndyeke and it is looking great . . . like a statement of intent. Are you looking beyond Zimbabwe? TM: Thank you so much. Yes I am looking towards pushing not just my video, but my craft out of Zimbabwe. I want to expand my territory and continue to grow. .
Teen sensation Thamsanqa Moyo is making waves in the music industry. She has been on the music scene for over five years and she's only 17 years old. After her appearance on the Star's breakfast show, we were left in awe of her talent.
If you haven't heard about the gifted singer, here's ten things you didn't know about Tammy Moyo for a start.
1. The star who is popularly known as Tammy Moyo was born Thamsanqa Moyo, she was raised by her mother Doris Moyo and her grandfather Mr Makwara.
2. She started performing when she was as young as seven years old and has never looked back ever since.
Career Tamy started singing at the age of seven while she was in Grade Two a Lusitania Primary School. At the early age of 13, while she was in Form one, she was already making noise as she shared the stage with international artists like Joe Thomas and rubbed shoulders with music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi, urban groovers like Stunner and BaShupi, as well Alexio Kawara. It was also at the age of 13 that she launched her incredible debut album entitled Celebrate Yo Lyf at the event that was hosted by her school, West bridge High. So far she has performed in New York and also at big events like the Harare International Festival of the Arts and the National Arts Merit Awards. In 2012, she gave a five-star performance during commemorations of the International Day of the African Child at Unicef’s Harare premises. The event honours children who made history by participating in the Soweto Uprising in 1976 Soweto, South Africa. When asked, Tamy said she felt honoured to perform at this event because she aspires to become a role model to the youths. Performers at the event also included Oliver Mtukudzi, Leonard Mapfumo, Shinso Man, Soulborn Band, Winky D and Lipsy.
I can mix with the fusion of various beats to come up with a sound that captures the attention of many music lovers.
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