Tendaness Biography: Age, Parents, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Education


Tatenda Mandaza (born September 10, 1992), professionally addressed by his stage name Tendaness, is a record producer, Disk Jockey, and songwriter.

He has gained prominence for his official remixes including Emrah Is – Fuck the Robot (2013) and Lo & Adrienne Foo – Ride (2015). He has released many hit songs which have earned him several accolades and recognitions.

Tatenda Mandaza is a Swazi-born record producer professionally known as Tendaness.
Background Information
Full Name: Tatenda Mandaza
Stage Name: Tendaness
Born: September 10, 1992 (age 29 years old)
Place of Birth: Mbabane
Ethnicity: Black
Height: N/A
Parents: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Wife • Spouse: Not Married
Children: N/A
Occupation: Record producer • Disk Jockey • Songwriter
Net Worth: $1.5 million
Profile: InstagramFacebookTwitter

Early Life

Tendaness was born Tatenda Mandaza in Mbabane, a city in Eswatini. He was born into the family of a Zimbabwean father and a Swati mother. He started from a humble beginning. The artist started to do music while he was in high school.

His passion for music could be traced to the time he was attending high school. The young man developed an interest in music from a friend who was into the arts. Around 2007/2008, he began to do music, and a friend of his named him “Tendaness“.

The friend also contributed to his musical progress by teaching him how to use the turntables in 2008. With time he became a master in producing music and then created his record label in 2011 and titled it Tendamix Records.


Even though he has a great love for music, Tendaness did not allow it to overshadow his love for academics. After his high school studies, he relocated to the US to further his studies.

In the United States, he enrolled at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma in 2012. Tendaness majored in Advertising and ran a minor program in Film and Media Studies. The passion for music was still there, he was good at balancing academics with music.


His debut EP was dropped on August 23, 2012, under an indie label based in the UK, Crossborder Records. Since then, Tendaness has been releasing several songs which singles, EPs, and official remixes.

In 2013, he dropped a single titled Overload featuring Smashis (now Zingah) and rapper Kid Nice. The song was a hit and made waves not only in Swaziland but in South Africa.

In March 2016, he dropped his first EP titled Grande. The project featured many rising stars in Africa. In March 2017, he dropped his first single (Jika) from his first album titled Tendaness.

The single featured Bholoja and LO and became a hit gaining massive airplay on radio stations within and beyond the shores of Africa.

He is not an independent artist, the singer is signed under his record label Tendamix. The song Jika recorded many successes, it claimed to No.1 spot on the Top 100 Charts for Swaziland. It also made it to the No.1 on the SBIS 2 Top 100 songs of 2017 and No. 2 on the Y Urban Top 40 Chart.

His hit song Jika made it to No. 29 on the #YTop100 songs on 2017 Charts on YFM in South Africa. The hit climbed to No. 2 on DJ Edu DNA Top 5 Chart on BBC Radio 1Xtra. Outside Africa, it was also a hit and made it to No. 4 on the Afro Turn Up Charts on PBS 106.7FM in Melbourne, Australia.

On 22 June 2018, the artist dropped the music video for the song Jika. He is a two-time recipient of the DJ of the Year Award in Eswatini (2010/11 and 2011/12). In 2011, he emerged the winner of the Sprite DJ Campion.

Social Media

Tendaness is active on social media and Instagram, he has garnered decent followership. He is not lagging but shares pictures and videos about his work and lifestyle.

The record producer is young and making it, his social media platform is proof. He boasts of over eight thousand followership on Instagram.


  • Jika
  • Love Me
  • Uthando Lwakho
  • Over The Moon
  • Tendamix
  • Mosha
  • Solo
  • Make Up Your Mind
  • Tell Me
  • Mina Ngedwa
  • Inyembezi
  • Skeem
  • Bad Mami Game
  • Akukho Lula
  • Call On Me
  • The Orchestra
  • Yamnand’ Impilo
  • Kudala
  • Level
  • TKO
  • Deep
  • How The World Goes
  • Take It Easy
  • Phumelela
  • Tonight
  • Phenduka
  • Fortune
  • Grande
  • Around The World
  • Square of Life
  • Play
  • Destination Future

Personal Life

Tendaness is tall and dark in complexion. He is yet to tell who his girlfriend is. He is being cagey with his previous and current relationships. The Multiple-award-winning producer has recorded many successes since he started doing music.

Net worth

All Famous Birthdays named Tendaness as one of the Richest Record Producers. According to the Biography publishing site, the artist has a net worth of $1.5 million. 

He has grown into a big name in the entertainment industry. He has continued to spice the industry with good music and most of his music gained massive airplay.


Year Event Prize Recipient Result
Swaziland National Arts & Culture Awards DJ of the Year Himself Won
Swaziland National Arts & Culture Awards DJ of the Year Himself Won
Sprite DJ Championship Best DJ Himself Won
MTN SWAMA Awards DJ of the Year Himself Nominated
MTN SWAMA Awards Best Collaboration Jika ft. Bholoja & LO Won
MTN SWAMA Awards Best Music Video Jika ft. Bholoja & LO Nominated
MTN SWAMA Awards Song of the Year Jika ft. Bholoja & LO Nominated

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