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Award Winning DJ/Producer from Swaziland.2x Swaziland's DJ of the Year. 1x Sprite DJ Champion Swaziland.Tendaness is a Multi Award winning DJ from Swaziland. At only 19 years of age, he has had the opportunity to DJ alongside international DJs such as DJ Rocco (France), DJ Fresh , Ralf Gum (Germany), Goldfish (RSA), Abicah Soul (USA), Roland Clarke (USA), DJ KILLATOUCH (U.S.A) and DJ Euphonik (RSA) to name a few.DJ Tendaness’ real name Tatenda Mandaza has made a name for himself in Swaziland's Entertainment Scene having played at the majority of Swaziland's Hot- spots and is now getting bookings at big events outside the country as well.DJ Tendaness started off in 2006 using Virtual DJ and was a bedroom DJ for 2 years .His first gig was in early 2008 at a School Disco and at this time he was still a virtual DJ. He was later taught how to use CDJS by his friends and former school mates. After being discovered by a member of the SwaziBoy Entertainment Stable (Swaziland’s No 1 entertainment stable) at a party, he was offered a chance to play on the SwaziBoy Rockers House Sessions on Swaziland Number 1 Radio Station SBIS 2. With a passion and skill playing hip hop, dancehall and commercial dance music, DJ Tendaness rose to fame and hasn’t looked back since.In both 2010 and 2011, he won himself ‘DJ of the Year Awards’ at the Tihlabani awards (Swaziland’s Most Prestigious Awards Ceremony). These 2 awards have resulted in the immense growth of the DJ Tendaness brand within and outside Swaziland and have led to him being considered one of the leading Disk Jockeys in the country.“One of my most memorable gigs was the Channel O 24 Hour party organized by SwaziBoy Entertainment and Katsaitis Music. The show featured over 30 Local and International DJs and Performers such as DJ Rocco, Ralf Gum, Black Coffee, Culoe De Song, Vinny Da Vinci, DJ Christos just to name a few. It was explosive!”In 2011, DJ T endaness played alongside hip hop sensation Jadakiss and DJ KILLATOUCH (USA) for a charity event hosted by The Prince Lindani Foundation (A Foundation whose patron is Prince Lindani of Swaziland). This was truly a humbling experience for the DJ. In May he went on to play at the annual Bushfire Festival at House on Fire (a music festival attracting over 10000 people worldwide) alongside other local and international artists such as Black Coffee and Gold Fish (SA). His highlight for 2011 though, is winning the Sprite-MTN DJ battle. The winners of t he Sprit e compet it ion got a chance t o tour London for a 10-day trip and also got VIP treatment at the Wireless Concert, where famous artists like David Guetta, Tinie Tempah, Bruno Mars and the Black Eyed Peas performed live.With the talent he possesses and the influence he’s had thus far; who knows what lies in years to come for Tendaness the DJ.