Big Nuz is a group of 3 individuals who grew up in Kwa-Zulu Natal, in Umlazi township. The Kwaito trio consisting of Mandla Maphumulo (a.k.a. Mampintsha), Mzi (a.k.a. Danger) and Sbu (a.k.a. Mashesha) went on to form the group in 2002, in the hopes of making it big in the South African music industry.
Here are a few things you should know about Big Nuz:
1. Their group’s name pays homage to their township
The name “NUZ” is inspired by the numberplate car registration prefix of that township “NUZ”.
2. The trio’s first album was a mega-hit
Despite their rough start in the music business, Big Nuz’ first album with DJ Tira under the Afrotainment record label was a major success. The trio’s first album release “2nd Round Knockout” sold 20,000 copies, an achievement after 6 years in the South African Kwaito scene.
3.Big Nuz are a cornerstone of Kwaito music
The trio who left their township to chase their big dreams in Johannesburg has grown leaps and bounds since 2002. They have released 5 albums and have been certified platinum for their 2011 album “Pound for Pound.”
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