Thando is a 21-year-old songstress born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Thando’s music and her brand is all about authenticity and making sure that she keeps the music at the centre of all of her endeavours. She wants to make sure that she keeps the passion that she has for music right now for the rest of her life because she cannot imagine doing anything else. She believes that if she loses that passion, she will not be fulfilled enough to continue. In 2020, Thando released 4 singles and a project titled ‘A Force To Be Reckoned With.’ She has also been featured in a UK Music blog titled IndustryMe and digital publications such as Breakroom Africa and the world-renowned platform Okay Africa. She has also been recognised by popular South African radio stations such as Metro FM and Radio 702.
After the release of her debut project, just 6 months later, Thando was nominated for a South African Music Award for Best R&B Album of the year.
Thando spent the most part of 2021 working on her sophomore EP titled 'Alive Again' which was released in late October. This project explores Thando’s struggles with never feeling good enough, it touches on themes of catharsis and acceptance, and it takes you on a journey of self-discovery through solitude and unrequited love. It's about finding solace in solitude and the good in goodbye. Thando’s only hope is that when the world hears this project, they can fall in love with being alive again, just as she has.
The vocal and lyrical ability that Thando possesses in this project is second to none and the growth is evident. The world cannot wait to hear more.
Since the release of her sophomore project, Thando has been featured on the renowned 'Drum Magazine', the acclaimed 'Hype Magazine' and she has been placed in Apple Music and Spotify playlists as well.
Thando is inspired and influenced by the likes of Sam Smith and their vocal and lyrical ability, Billie Eilish’s unique sound and artists such as YEBBA, Olivia Rodrigo and Beyoncé.
// Origin: Johannesburg, South Africa
// Genres: R&B/Soul
// Years Active: 2020-present
// Website: thandomusic.com
Thando is a 21-year-old songstress born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her debut EP is a representation of intricate songcraft that shines through a prism of soul and R&B.