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Dlamini, Nokwazi (South Africa)  

Signed up with Heavy Weight Records (HWR) is industry gem, Nokwazi “Kwazi” Dlamini, a passionate female Maskandi artist whose talent and love for music afforded her an opportunity to work with the best of the best, the who’s who of the music industry.
Kwazi brings 20 years of invaluable experience and exposure into the South African music scene.She haslearned from the best there was and is, the legends and the stars across the industry and genres, i.e. the Brenda Fassies, the Busi Mhlongos, MbongeniNgemas and the Stimelas of thisworld, to name a few. The exposure, coupled with her passion for music, afforded Kwazi the rare,but certainly well deserved opportunity to travel the world and perform to an even bigger audience in, amongst other places, Paris, London, Germany and Switzerland, alongside Thandiswa Mazwai and Bongo Maffin.

Among other milestones, she also worked with South African music legends, Busi Mhlongo and P.JPowers to compilea music piece for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 that was hosted in South Africa.

Genre: maskhandi
She believes that with all the experience and exposure, both local and international, she has something valuable to contribute to the South African industry.She confesses, “It was during this time that I grew as a musician and became more and more grounded as an individual and in our SA music.” Kwaziis also set to release her own album called Ilambu, which is Zulu for light. The album is a light version of Maskandi music and consists of ten tracks, inspired by her journey throughand is greatly influenced by her Zulu culture and tradition.

Some of the musicians/artists Kwazi has worked with include:
Rebecca Malope, SizweZakho of Pure Magic, Brenda Fassie, ChiccoTwala, Busi Mhlongo, Oscar (aka Oskido),Bongo Maffin, Simphiwe Dana, MbongeniNgema (Stimelasa se Zola), ThandiswaMazwai, Matta Fix (Londonbased group), P.J Powers, Stimela, DumaNdlovu, ShadoTwala, ZwaiBala.

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