Tamara Dey Biography – Age

Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub

Born on September 23, 1979 in Knokke Heist, Belgium to an Italian father and South African mother as Tamara Nathalie Atzeni, she is a Singer, Songwriter, MC. Tamara Dey grew up in Centurion, Pretoria.

Educational Background 

Irene Primary School

Lyttelton Manor High School

Completed a 3 year Musical Theatre Diploma at Pretoria Tech

Dubbed the First Lady of Kwaito, an icon of township pop, & ‘The First Lady of Song’ (Sunday Times), Tamara Dey was discovered by DJ Pepsi who introduced her to Bruce Sebitlo and Oscar Mdlongwa (DJ Oscar of YFM radio) of Brothers of Peace. The result was a collaboration, which produced the chart-topping Thathi ‘Mphahlayakho and launched her career.

In 2001 Tamara launched her debut album entitled The First Lady which featured collaborations with musicians Thembi, Lebo Mathosa & Tandiswa Mazwai.

Tamara was nominated for three Standard Bank SAMA Awards in 2002:
-Best Pop Album – for The First Lady
-Best Dance Album – for The First Lady
And the most prestigious of all, Best Newcomer
Best Female Artist Of The Year award’ at the Metro FM awards, up against Lebo Mathosa and Brenda Fassie,
-‘Most Stylish Female Singer in a Music Video’ at the Elle Magazine Style awards

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In September of 2003, Tamara released her 2nd album entitled ‘The First Lady & The Boys,’ The Boys being the producers behind the scenes. Whilst the spotlight is always placed on the artist, with this release, Tamara shifted focus & recognised the importance of the ‘producer/s (The Boys), the very people that make an album happen