TDK Macassette (PHOTO: DRUM)
Cape Town - She is the new girl in town and her debut single Domoroza is a hit.
Self-titled ‘Gqom Barbie’ Thandeka Mkhwanazi (26) also known by her stage name TDK Macassette says she is here to shake up the “boring” South African entertainment industry.
Petit and full of life the KwaZulu-Natal Gqom vocalist comes from a corporate background and never once imagined that she would be dancing the vosho in front of thousands of South Africans.
“I used to work in PR and it was a very corporate environment but I interacted with a lot of artists.”
One evening while visiting a friend’s studio, Thandeka attempted to sing, “I was just messing around but then something amazing came out.”
From then onwards, Thandeka did not look back, she released a single titled Gushshe, followed by iWalk ye Phara by featuring DJ Maphorisa.
Not so long ago, Thandeka accused DJ Maphorisa of hijacking her song iWalk ye Phara and making it his own.
In an exclusive interview with Drum, Thandeka shares her truth about the song.
She also speaks about having the same song title as Babes Wodumo.
Showing off a few of her dance moves, Thandeka says with all the new Gqom singers coming up, she is not fazed because she is her own competition.