Killer T is a multi-award-winning Zimdancehall musician. From his humble beginnings to becoming an iconic figure, Killer T’s remarkable journey showcases an unwavering passion for music, undeniable talent, and an unrelenting drive for success. With his infectious beats, captivating stage presence, and thought-provoking lyrics, he has captured the hearts of fans far and wide.
Killer T’s real name is Kelvin Kusikwenyu.
He was born on January 10, 1990, making him 33 years old.
Killer T was born in Mbare and faced the early tragedy of losing his parents, leaving him orphaned and with the daunting task of surviving. With resilience as his ally, he navigated through life, striving to make ends meet in the face of adversity.
He attended St Peter’s Primary School and later pursued his secondary education at George Stark School.
The moniker “Killer T” was born out of a unique fusion of influences. The name “Killer” was bestowed upon him by his brother, who recognized his exceptional talent for crafting powerful dancehall lyrics. It became a nickname that would define his journey as an artist. Additionally, the “T” in Killer T represents “Temptation,” the name of a young brother with whom he shared his passion for music and singing. Together, these elements gave rise to the iconic stage name that has become synonymous with Killer T’s dynamic presence in the music industry.
Killer T, the renowned Zimdancehall sensation, has taken the music scene by storm. Hailing from the vibrant neighborhood of Mbare in Zimbabwe, he has carved a niche for himself as an award-winning artist. Killer T’s breakthrough came with his chart-topping hit “Makarova Ganaz,” which catapulted him to fame. His unique style is marked by his iconic chant, “Hot Property,” that echoes at the beginning of his songs, instantly captivating listeners.
Drawing inspiration from his upbringing in Mbare, Killer T’s music resonates with the youth living in the ghetto. He channels his observations and experiences into his lyrics, capturing the essence of everyday life. The vibrant energy, aspirations, and challenges of the people in Mbare serve as a wellspring of inspiration for his songwriting.
With his infectious beats and relatable storytelling, Killer T has become a voice for the streets, connecting with audiences on a profound level. His music transcends boundaries and has garnered widespread acclaim, solidifying his status as a true musical force.
Over the course of his career, Killer T has amassed an impressive array of awards and nominations, solidifying his position as a Zimdancehall icon.
- Zimdancehall Awards 2014:
- Best Upcoming Artist (Winner)
- Artist 2013 MALE (Nominee)
- Best Collaboration (Shinsoman & Killer T – “Pamakati”) (Nominee)
- Zimdancehall Awards 2015:
- Most Popular Artist In The Ghetto Award (Winner)
- Nominated for Zimdancehall Ambassador Award
- Nominated for Best Live Performer Award
- Zimdancehall Awards 2016:
- Best Artist 2016 (Male) (Winner)
- Best Collaboration with Fungisai Zvakavapano for the song “Vanondibatirana” (Winner)
- Best Album for “Ngoma Ndaimba” (Winner)
- Best Social Message for “Chikorobho” (tied with Seh Calaz) (Winner)
- Nominated for Song of the Year for “Toda Kumbofarawo”
- Nominated for Best Conscious Song for “Kumanikidzira Rudo”
- Nominated for Zimdancehall Ambassador
In October 2015, Killer T’s girlfriend Mitchell Kambanga tragically died in a car crash. Following the incident, Killer T reportedly distanced himself from their relationship, referring to Mitchell as a fan and avid follower of his music. According to reports, Mitchell’s former boyfriend, known as Jah Rule, along with his friends, pursued the couple in a high-speed car chase.
The chase ended in a fatal accident, with Mitchell losing her life. Killer T narrowly escaped by exiting the vehicle before the crash.
“Mimi was driving the car and after sensing danger upon recognizing the car that Jah Rule and his friends were in, she started to speed and there was the chase that resulted in that horrific crash. Killer T could also have been killed in that crash. It is only that he dropped off on the traffic lights sensing danger and he took to his feet,” revealed an insider.
The circumstances surrounding the incident remained clouded in mystery, leaving unanswered questions and a sense of grief in the aftermath of the tragedy.