ZimbabweHuchi Entertainment Ti Gonzi Biography | Early Life | Education | Music Career| Kure | Assault | Awards

Ti Gonzi Biography | Early Life | Education | Music Career| Kure | Assault | Awards

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Ti Gonzi, a renowned hip-hop artist hailing from Zimbabwe, has gained fame through his well-received tunes, including hits like “Zvenyu” and “Hurombo.” Beyond his musical prowess, he stands as the visionary founder of Hipu Hopu YekuGhetto, a transformative movement dedicated to inspiring the youth in the ghetto and reshaping the landscape of Zimbabwean Hip Hop.

Early Life and Education

Tinashe Gonzara, widely known as Ti Gonzi, was born on April 13, 1993, in the vibrant streets of Mufakose,
Harare. Growing up in the high-density suburb, he attended Ruzivo Primary School and later Mhuri Imwe
Secondary School. His educational journey continued in Mount Pleasant, where he completed Form 3 and Form 4 at
Mount Pleasant High School.

Music Career

Ti Gonzi biography

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Ti Gonzi’s musical journey began with freestyle rapping during his teenage years, earning him a local
reputation. He took the leap into professional recording in 2008, releasing his debut six-track album in
2009. Despite poor marketing, this early endeavour set the stage for what would come.

In 2012, his second album, “M.P.M (Moyo Pfungwa neMweya/Motsi Piri Muyedzo),” comprising 12 tracks, failed
to gain mainstream success. However, Ti Gonzi’s breakthrough arrived in 2015 with the release of “Zvenyu,”
a hit single that dominated national charts and won the Best Collaboration Award at the 2015 Zim Hip Hop
Awards.

The subsequent years saw Ti Gonzi’s continued success, with hit tracks like “Hurombo” and the release of
his most successful album, “Hipu Hopu YekuGhetto,” in 2016. Collaborations with artists like Cindy Munyavi
and Ras Caleb further solidified his position in the industry.

Notably, Ti Gonzi ventured into international shows, representing Zimbabwe at events like the Shoko Festival
in Senegal, the Lake of Stars Festival in Malawi, and the Africa Nouveau Festival in Kenya.

Assault

Ti Gonzi biography

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In March 2019, Ti Gonzi faced a severe setback when he was attacked by robbers on his way home from the
studio. Stabbed multiple times, he suffered serious injuries and underwent a period of hospitalization. His
resilience and determination, however, led to a successful recovery and a return to his music career.

Ti Gonzi Awards

Ti Gonzi’s contributions to the hip-hop scene have been recognized with numerous awards, including Best
Freestyle Artist (2014, 2015, 2016), Best Collaboration for “Zvenyu” featuring Baller (2015), People’s Choice
Award (2015), Song of the Year for “Kure” featuring Ishan (2019), Best Male Artist (2019), and Best Hip Hop
Hustle (2019) at the Zim Hip Hop Awards.

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