The Eastern Cape Province born musician, Thandiswa Mazwai, is turning 40 today.
Although she was born in Transkei, she grew up in Soweto, a township outside The City of Gold.
Thandiswa who started her music career at the age of 22 in 1998 with Bongo Maffin, has many awards under her belt.
Her awards include, Kora 2004 Award for Best Female Artist, and 2005 SA Music Award for Best African Contemporary Album and Best Female Artist.
Academically, Thandiswa graduated from the University of Witwatersrand with a BA in International Relations and English.
Happy Birthday Thandiswa!