Tweezy real/full name is Tumelo Thandokuhle Mathebula, he was born on October 24th, 1992 in Westville Hospital, Durban, South Africa to parents Nomusa Stella Malloy and Mtokozisi Mathebula. He is Music producer and beat maker, he has produced various South African albums and released his EP God Level in 2014. He was Music Producer of The Year AFRIMMA AWARD 2016 Nominees.
Tweezy lost his parents at the age 6, he attended school in Johannesburg. He got recommended to the National School of Arts
for his artistic talents by his teacher in grade 7, where he
studied visual art until his matric year. In 2008, was introduced to mixing software called Fruity Loops Studio (FL Studio) in grade 10,
thinking it was a music making game at the time, his love for this
‘game’ grew daily. He later found out it was in fact a music making
later joined a music group called Ghetto Prophecy which consisted of 8
members. The group produced songs that received airplay on various radio
stations. They then produced a song called Oh My which ranked number 16
on the top 40 Songs of YFM and play listed on high rotation on Metro FM
as well as 5FM in 2011. The song opened doors for the group to keep
sending their songs in. Shortly after the group got demotivated to
continue because of the lack of funding they decided to split up and
went their separate ways and this is when Tweezy decided to venture into
the music industry as a music producer.
journey started in 2013 when he started producing for the likes of the
Fraternity and E-Jay, a former member of Ghetto Prophecy that branched
out as a solo artist. During the same year a friend realised his talents
as a music producer and gave him contacts of affiliates in the music
industry which included AKA. Having contacted him, they started working
together and produced AKA’s hit single called Run Jozi in 2014.
Their musical chemistry also resulted in the release of Sim Dope and All
Eyes On Me which both charted number one locally on the South African
Electronic Music Africa Charts. Other artists Tweezy has worked with
include Chad da Don, Speedsta, L-Tido, Casper Nyovest but to name a few.
2014 he received his first nomination for producer of the year at the
SA Hip-hop awards. He carried on to produce hits and got nominated for
producer of the year once again in 2015 and won the award. Tweezy was
also named 2015 producer of the year by Hype Magazine.
the period 2014-2015 he got himself involved in animation work which
was part of a graphics company which he had formed with a few friends
called Digital Characters. They worked on a few visual arts related
projects for the like of Cassper Nyovest music videos and Khuli Chana’s
Maftown Heights performances.
with other chart topping singles (JR’s Soena Papa, E-Jay Hosh &
Party ‘til Ekseni), This inevitably led to his Producer of the Year
nomination at the 2014 South African Hip Hop Awards. As his dominance on
the airwaves became apparent, urban African artists alike, such as:
L-Tido, The Fraternity and more have embodied the Tweezy sound.
on countless occasions, has been entrusted to deliver his best to many
artists dreams of acquiring number 1 status, awards and many other
released his first solo single titled Ambition, the song has received
critical acclaim and charted number two on YFM’s Urban Top 40 and an
impressive number one on The Bomb Chart.
“Tweezy Presents…” music series is his collaboration with artists to
explore a sonic journey. Reason respectfully became the first artist to
embrace the opportunity to be part of the experience.