Her full name is Takudzwa Victoria Maidza but let’s just stick with Tkay Maidza for now. She’s born in Zimbabwe and has only JUST turned 18. Can teenagers stop being more accomplished than me?
But actually, Tkay, you can continue. This girl is producing songs that Australia just hasn’t heard much of yet, and that’s exciting.
art felicis saw her briefly at Nina Las Vegas Presents, when she was riding the success of “Brontosaurus”. Her new track “U-Huh” follows a similar creative mash of electronic and hip hop with colourful textures, but it’s more melodic and features much more of Maidza’s attitude-filled, turbo-speed rapping. When this song premiered on triple j’s breakfast show Matt & Alex the other day, Tkay described it as, “a shout out to all the people that pretend to like you and be your friend.” U-huh.
Maidza will be playing at Splendour in the Grass next week, if you were lucky enough to secure tickets for that much coveted festival. If not, we’re going to have a Splendour wrap-up right here for you following the weekend.
Hometown: Adelaide, Australia.
Upcoming EP: Expected towards the end of this year.
Sounds like: Azealia Banks and MIA.
Say what? After performing in front of royals Prince William and Duchess Kate earlier in the year, Kate said to Maidza, “I tried to stop Will from dancing.”
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