Big Nuz Lyrics
Big Nuz consists of a super talented trio namely, Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo, Sbusiso “R Mashesha” Khoma and Mzi “Danger” Tshomela all three born and raised in Umlazi, Durban’s Southern townships. Deep is the foresight laced in their group name as the prefix “Big” could only mean destined for bigger things in life and “NUZ” taken from Umlazi’s vehicle registration plates, arguably the second biggest township in South Africa. It was in 2002 when they decided to officially form Big Nuz after realizing that their friendship was deeply rooted in music which at times left them wondering if they weren’t separated at birth.
They didn’t waste anytime in 2002 as they embarked on a journey to the City of gold, Johannesburg in pursuit of a recording deal, only to be met with challenges as their every knock on music executives door fell on deaf ears. Their brotherly relationship kept them going through thick and thin as the streets of Jozi proved to be tough erstwhile teaching them survival. Big Nuz fait came in 2007 when Dj Tira was working on the infamous Durban’s Finest series, Volume 3 edition when he called the trio requesting them to come back home to create the smash hit “Uyoyisholo Wena” which completely changed the game as the album earned platinum status.
They took full advantage of the momentum by sounding fresh, unique and of-cause loaded with punch lines, music admirers were left begging for more as each member possessed a vibrant style and yet finding common ground when recording, characteristics only found in the legendary TKZEE. In 2009 they released 2nd Round Knock Out under their newly found home Afrotainment, the album lived up to its meaning as first hit single “Ubala” ruled South African airwaves, blazing on everything and anything that had speakers across South Africa.
This furthermore proved they were now under the presence of greatness as pioneer Dj Tira wand his magic stick and evidently brought out the best of their musical abilities. In 2010 they released their second studio album titled “Undisputed” with first single “Newlands West” topping charts for several weeks followed by “Umlilo” a song that went toe to toe with the South African national anthem embraced by the young and old.
Fast forward to 2011 and Big Nuz has managed to stay consistent living no room for disappoint with a bold statement album titled “Pound for Pound” as they cocked and squeezed the trigger with “Sting Ray” first hit single from the offering followed by “Serious” and “Ntombenhle” catering for different age groups and ethnicities. In 2014 Big Nuz continued to dazzle with “Made In Africa”, single “Hawaii” causing national pandemonium wherever you found a sound system, “Inazo” also lived up to standard as a summer hit followed by “Incwadi Yothando” featuring South Africa’s first black Pop Idol, Khaya Mthethwa.