Mr JazziQ (Real Name:Tumelo Manyoni, born 3rd March 1995, Age: 28 years old) is a South African Amapiano disc jockey and record producer who is best known for being a former member of the amapiano DJ duo called JazziDisciples.
Mr. JazziQ has graced several dance floors since he professionally launched his career in 2018. Today, he is known as one of the most reliably party-starting spinners in the country. Apart from his larger-than-life personality, the vibes bring on stage is another interesting aspect of his life that has earned him thousands of loyal fans.
A fast-rising Amapiano DJ and more, the young man is already on his path to immense career success. He is currently 28 years old and has worked with many prominent musicians in the industry. He equally has an impressive resume with multiple albums and songs, most of which are street jams.
JazziQ is 28 Years Old and was Born in Gauteng
JazziQ, whose real name is Tumelo Manyoni, is a native of Alexandra, a town in Gauteng, South Africa. His parents gave birth to him in the region on 3rd March 1995. It is unknown if he has siblings or not and what his childhood looks like.
The celebrity DJ was brought up by his grandmother in Alexandra. At that time, his parents were staying in the north of Johannesburg. He attended Highlands North Boys’ High School in Johannesburg. There is no further available information about his education. However, he once mentioned that he studied fashion, but he didn’t know the name of the institution and the number of years he spent there.
JazziQ’s love for music began as a teenager. His major influencers were his uncle and father, who used to play hosts to many musicians back then. His connection with notable musicians such as Oskido, Shimza, Culoe Da Song, Black Coffee also rubbed off on him, pushing him to aim higher and be best at what he loves doing.
It is unknown if his love for music as a teenager, in any way, affected his education. The South African hasn’t spoken much about how he could cope with studies and music, considering that he launched his career before the age of 18.
He Has Been A Professional DJ Since The Age Of 14
At the age of 28, JazziQ has done so well for himself, and there’s no limit to what he can achieve if he continues to impress music lovers in the country. The young man launched his DJ career at the age of 14, and since then, he has never looked back.
He is currently one of the most sought-after record producers in the industry. He began producing records at 16 and was well respected for his versatility. JazziQ has deep knowledge of making different genres of music and is very good at them. JazzIQ is proof it takes talent to get to the top regardless of who started before you. Despite being relatively new in the industry, the young man has overtaken and surpassed the records of most artists that began before him.
Apart from being known as one of the most consistent Amapiano DJs right now, he is a force to reckon with. He has teamed up with several big names in the music industry and toured several cities. He has performed before great audiences and sold his craft at several star-studded events.
Some of the big shots he has worked with include Riky Rick, Moonchild Sanelly, Kabza De Small, Killa Kau, Major League DJz, Mpura, Zuma, Lady Du, Reece Madlisa, Busisiwa, Busta 929, and many others. In addition, JazziQ has a massive fan base who enjoy every of his hit jams and look up to him. The celebrity also keeps his overwhelming fans abreast with his everyday activities and future projects on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
JazziQ’s Outstanding Career Profile Is A Testament To His Intense Work Ethic
Not every DJ has what it takes to churn out musical works quickly. In the case of JazziQ, he is just too incredible to ignore. He only launched his career in 2018 but has released many amazing projects within a couple of years – not everyone can make such a huge impact.
So far, the Alexandra-born superstar has released three superb albums, four single albums, and a collaborative album. None of these projects failed to meet the public’s expectations – they were well-received by his fans and critics alike.
The titles of JazziQ’s albums include:
- 0303. It was released on 3rd March 2020 under the MR JAZZIQ label.
- For The Babies. This particular one was released on 21st August 2020 under the Black Is Brown Entertainment label.
- Party With The English. It was released on 23rd April 2021 under the Black Is Brown Entertainment label.
The titles of JazziQ’s songs are:
- “Askies” – Released on 3rd March 2020 and certified Gold by RiSA
- “Blue Skies” – Released on 3rd March 2020
- “Hello Mo’Girl” – Released on 3rd March 2020
- “Amaneighbour” – Released on 5th February 2021
The first three singles are from his hit album 0303, while “Amaneighbour” is a non-album single.
Maba Jabul’Abantu is the title of Tumelo’s collaborative album. The project made it to fans’ ears through his effort and that of South African music producer, DJ, musician, rapper, songwriter, Amapiano producer, and internet personality Mfana Thupa, professionally known as Busta 929. As you already know, Mfana is one of the successful musicians in the industry, and he is known for bringing his A-game to any project he’s part of.
Maba Jabul’Abantu was released on 2nd October 2020 and was well-received by critics and fans. The duo made so much money from the album and became closer than they were in the past. The album comprises eight hit songs, namely:
- Mr. JazziQ & Busta 929 – Hold On ft. Purple Mellow
- Mr JazziQ & Busta 929 – Moshimane ft. Reece Madlisa, Zuma & Bontle Smith
- Mr JazziQ & Busta 929 – Monate ft. FakeLove, Focalistic, Masterpiece
- Mr JazziQ & Busta 929 – VSOP ft. Reece Madlisa, Zuma, Mpura & Riky Rick
- Mr JazziQ & Busta 929 – Le Ngoma ft. Reece Madlisa & Zuma
- Mr JazziQ & Busta 929 – Unkle ft. Reece Madlisa, Zuma & Mbali
- Mr JazziQ & Busta 929 – Kude ft. Reece Madlisa & Mpura
- Mr JazziQ & Busta 929 – Jika ft. Reece Madlisa, Zuma & Eullanda
Tumelo has made notable appearances at prominent events and shows in the country. He has trilled viewers on the channel O music television show Lockdown House Party and in the finale of Idols South Africa Season 16.
29 Jan 2022
Doing my first show of the year! pic.twitter.com/yzzOpHztq4
— Abuti wadi Operations 🚀 (@MrJazziQ) January 5, 2022
In December 2019, he was invited to play for the international Afropunk Festival, and on 4th September 2021, he performed live alongside Cassper Nyovest, DBN Gogo, Focalistic, and Kamo Mphel at the AmaFest Tour in the United Kingdom. JazziQ is working on growing his brand and making more international appearances as his career progresses.
The Alexandra-born DJ Is Best Known For His Hit Song “Askies”
JazziQ is one of South Africa’s beloved DJs, and his songs are always incredible and appealing to the ears. He has released several projects between 2018 and now, and virtually all of them are just so good. However, his hit song “Askes” seems to be people’s favorite jam. It is difficult to resist the beats of the songs whenever it is playing anywhere around the country. The flow, lyrics, sound, and beat are just too amazing and compelling.
JazziQ has won two awards from six nominations for his impact in the music industry and beautiful projects. He won the Best Male Amapiano Artist and the Best Amapiano Collaboration at the SA Amapiano Music Awards in 2021. To his credit, he has also been nominated for the Producer of the Year, Best Amapiano male DJ/Act, Best Male Artist in Southern Africa, and Music Producer of the Year – all in 2021. No doubt, he stands a chance of winning more prestigious awards if he continues to win people’s hearts through music.
The Celebrity DJ Owes The Music Group, JazziDisciples, His Rise To Immense Popularity
The JazziDisciples was a musical group comprising JazziQ and sensational Amapiano artist Josiah. The duo met in a studio and realized that they had a similar interest in music. The two would go on to form the JazziDisciples crew, making great impacts in the Amapaino world through their songs and performances.
Although Tumelo was doing great and had a lot of followers before linking up with Josiah, his popularity soared immensely after they started making music together. Both JazziQ and Josiah were born in Alexandra and are talented producers.
The JazziDisciples Duo Has Since Parted Ways
JazziQ and Josiah are no longer together as members of the JazziDisciples. They parted ways on 21st August 2020, as confirmed by Josiah on Instagram. It was gathered that they went solo to focus on their individual careers; however, some unverified sources claim that the producers fell out because of a woman.
The report claimed that the two dated the same woman, who later became Josiah’s baby mama. It is said that Josiah, at some point, informed JazziQ that he wants to take a break from music to give more attention to his baby mama and family. Neither Tumelo nor Josiah has confirmed or denied the report.
Some sources believe their beef was further fuelled by Josiah’s claims that he carried the JazziDisciples music group alone. His statement didn’t sit well with Tumelo, and it ended up dividing their fans. During their three-year stint together, the JazziDisciples worked with many prominent musicians in the industry, including Kabza De Small, Cassper Nyovest, Black Coffee, Focalistic, Virgo Deep, Moonchild Sanelly, DJ Bucks, Busiswa, and Okmalumkoolkat.
They also released many songs and performed at shows, clubs, lounges, and top music festivals such as Afropunk Festival, Corona SunSets Festival, and YTKO 32 Hour Fest. Their fans are yet to get over the fact that they won’t be mixing songs together again.
The titles of their songs are
- Black Child XXV (2018)
- Bafana Ba Numba (2018)
- The Load Shedding (2018)
- IOP EP (2019)
- Disciples Of Piano (2019)
- Spirits Of Makoela (2020)
JazziDisciples duo was so exceptional that they quickly became a sensation shortly after their connection. They were known for creating dance music through a combination of live instruments such as flute, bass, keyboards, saxophones, percussions, and vocals with samplers, effects, and synths. Other elements of their music include afro house, house, and world music. As band members, Tumelo focused on basslines, kicks, vocals while Josiah concentrated more on melodies, chords, drums, and piano.
Both Josiah and JazziQ’s solo careers kicked off after the group went defunct. Like JazziQ, Josiah has an amazing music career as an independent artist. He recently released a solo album titled ‘Spirit Of Makoela Vol. 2 (The Reintroduction)’, which was well-received by piano fans. He was nominated for the Mzansi traxsource’s best of 2014. The North View High school and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) graduate was born in 1991.
JazziQ Is Not In A Marital Relationship Yet
DJ JazziQ is currently not in a marital relationship, nor is he in any known relationship with a woman. His personal life has been under wraps since he broke into mainstream success, and he hasn’t opened up about if he had previously been in relationships or not.
Tumelo does not have a baby mama, and it appears he is not ready to settle down yet. He is one celebrity who is hardly seen with women both in real life and on social media. However, JazziQ became the talk of the town in November 2021 after he uploaded a picture of himself and South African media personality Thuli Phongolo.
The picture quickly went viral and led some of his fans to speculate that the DJ and Thuli are in a serious relationship. It was also alleged that Thuli’s boyfriend, DJ Maphorisa, was having a serious beef with JazziQ due to his relationship with his girlfriend. In a YouTube video, the handsome DJ denied having anything to do with Phongolo, stating that they are just “mates” and nothing more. He also made it clear that he was not having any issue with DJ Maphorisa, as widely speculated.
Phongolo later came out to address the issue on Twitter. She denied dating JazziQ and affirmed that she is single and not dating anyone. Thuli was said to be dating Master KG before dumping him for DJ Maphorisa, an allegation she vehemently denied later. She has also been linked to former president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane Zuma, but she also denied having anything to do with Duduzane. Apart from Thuli, JazziQ hasn’t been linked with any woman, and it’s unclear if he plans to settle down any moment from now.