DJ Face makes waves overseas

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DJ Face, aka Thulani Nyashanu, is making waves on African radio stations overseas with his popular track Mangikubone.

SINDISO DUBE

Information obtained by Southern Eye indicates DJ Face’s track has made a mark in the United States African Sounds and in a number of African radio stations in Australia.

An ecstatic Nyashanu revealed that he was excited about the recognition he was getting from international radio stations.

His Afro-jazz single — Mangikubone — has topped charts for the past weeks on the New York radio station Sounds of Africa and this has attracted promoters.

He is set to perform in Australia later this month.

“In Australia I will sing my new song titled Bulawayo which talks about the City of Kings and Queens and the good things that you find in the city. The song tries to end the belief that nothing good, especially in the music circles, can come from Bulawayo. I will also sing Mangikubone, the track that got me recognition,” the DJ said.

DJ Face had his first professional music recording in 2003 and the following year he moved to Harare where he worked with renowned artistes such as Roki and Delani Makhalima.

“I am proud to be part of the first group of four that made up the band Pax Afro before the group added more members that included the likes of Ivy Kombo,” said DJ Face.

As a producer he has worked with Maskiri, Stunner, Mafriq, South African Mapaputsi and Young Prince whose video has hit Africa’s prestigious television station
Channel O.

The Bulawayo-born DJ Face grew up in Lobengula suburb and started music at a tender age in the school choir.

He studied at Njube High School.

DJ Face is married with three kids.