12 Things to Know About Tkay Maidza Before She Dominates the World

Tkay Maidza‘s music career is on a serious rise right now, with support spots for Mark Ronson, Charli XCX and Rita Ora, a Vogue Australia shoot and timetable slots in our country’s biggest festivals like Splendour in the Grass.

We’re preparing for total world domination, and soon, so we’ve rounded up the most important things you need to know about this Zimbabwe-born, Adelaide-based pocket rocket with appropriate amounts of swag.

Check our top things to know about young Tkay before she totally takes the music world by storm, below. 

1. Her full name is Takudzwa Victoria Rosa Maidza, and, yes, it’s a mouthful. 

2. She’s only 19, but will be the big 2-0 on December 17.

3. She was so nervous at Splendour in the Grass 2014 that she cried.

4. She migrated to Australia from Zimbabwe with her family when she was just 5 years old.

5. A school teacher introduced her to Azealia Banks, and that’s when she delved from pop to underground hip hop.

6. She’s a fan of Iggy Azalea, mainly because she’s opened the door for Aussies to kill it overseas.

7. She studied architecture at university, so don’t be inviting her to crappy venues.

8. She doesn’t call herself a rapper in order to avoid anxiety and pressure.

9.  She’s pretty straighty-180, saying she doesn’t do drugs and only drinks once every five months.


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10. She used to upload covers to YouTube for fun.

11. She likes wasabi, Miley Cyrus and golf.

12. US rapper Killer Mike, one half of Run The Jewels, crushed hard on Tkay’s tunes and moves.

We’re ready for you, Tkay — one flatform stomp at a time.