She has been in the deejaying scene since 2013. Tumisang Monnakgotla who is affectionately known as ‘Tweezy_T’ is our artist ‘On The SpotLight’ this week. ‘Tweezy_T’ is the product of ‘Fuse Academy’ which is ‘Dj Zinhle’s’ very competent ‘Ladies Only Dj Academy’. Her ‘genuine and raw talent’ mixed with a ‘hard work ethic’ did not go unnoticed, as she was awarded a ‘Platinum Status’ within the academy. Passion for ‘the art of deejaying’ and ‘willingness to assist’ where needed by her peers, that is what ‘Tweezy_T’ is about. We talk to her about her journey into music and discover what keeps her ticking. ‘On The SpotLight’ we have ‘Tweezy_T’.
ShoMag: Thank you for taking some time out for this ‘one on one’ with us. Just for the benefit of that person out there who might be wondering. Can you tell us, who is ‘Tweezy_T’ and where is she from?
Tweezy_T: My real name is ‘Tumisang Monnakgotla’, first and foremost ‘I am a mother’ and I was born and raised in Dobsonville, Soweto, South Africa.
ShoMag: For you, how did it all start and how did you get into ‘Music Industry’? Was music something you always wanted to do or did it just happen by chance?
Tweezy_T: I would say it started back in 1998/1999 when deejays ‘used to play strictly vinyls’ and I was just a little ‘tom-boy’ that had always said ‘when I grow up I am going to be a deejay’. I was fortunate enough to be taught how to play by a crew called the ‘Mystique’ which was based in Mapetla, Soweto in 2013. Music has always been something I wanted to do and I am definitely ‘proud to have followed my passion’.