Mr JazziQ Biography: Real Name, Songs, Height, Net Worth, Age, Mixtape, Amapiano, Girlfriend, Wife

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye March 9, 2024

Mr JazziQ is a rising star in the South African music scene, who has made a name for himself as a talented amapiano DJ and producer.

He co-founded the former amapiano duo JazziDisciples and has since embarked on a successful solo career, releasing several albums and EPs and collaborating with many popular artists.


  • Full name: Tumelo Manyoni
  • Nickname: Mr JazziQ
  • Date of birth: March 3, 1995
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Alexandra, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Profession: DJ and record producer
  • Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Parents: N/A
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $500,000

Early Life and Education

Mr JazziQ was born on March 3, 1995, in Alexandra, a township in Gauteng, South Africa.

He was raised by his grandmother, who supported his musical aspirations. He started DJing at the age of 14 and producing at the age of 16, using his laptop and software.

He attended Highlands North Boys’ High School, where he met Josiah, who would later become his partner in JazziDisciples. After high school, he did not pursue any formal education but focused on his music career instead.

Personal Life

Mr JazziQ is currently single and does not have any children. He has not revealed much about his past or present romantic relationships, but he has stated that he is not looking for love now, as he is busy with his music.

He is a private person who prefers to keep his personal life away from the public eye. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family and traveling to different places.


Mr JazziQ started his career as a DJ and producer, working with Josiah under JazziDisciples. They became pioneers of the amapiano genre, a fusion of house, jazz, and kwaito music.

They released their debut album, The Load Shedding, in 2018, followed by Bafana Ba Numba in 2019.

They also produced songs for other artists, such as Mlindo The Vocalist, Cassper Nyovest, and Makhadzi.

In 2020, Mr JazziQ and Josiah decided to part ways and pursue their solo careers, citing creative differences and personal growth. Mr. JazziQ continued to produce and release music under his name and founded his record label, Black Is Brown Entertainment.

He released several albums and EPs, such as 0303, For The Babies, Maba Jabul’ Abantu, Party With The English, and All You Need Is Piano.

He also collaborated with many artists, such as Moonchild Sanelly, Busiswa, Killer Kau, Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa, Reece Madlisa, Zuma, Busta 929, Riky Rick, Mpura, and Focalistic.

He has performed on various platforms, such as the Channel O music television show, Lockdown House Party, and the finale of Idols South Africa Season 16. He also performed live at the AmaFest Tour in the UK alongside other local musicians.


Mr JazziQ has won several awards and nominations for his music, both as a solo artist and as a member of JazziDisciples. Some of them are:

  • Best Amapiano Album at the South African Music Awards (SAMA) 2020 for 0303 (nominated).
  • Best Duo/Group of the Year at the SAMA 2020 for JazziDisciples (nominated).
  • Best Collaboration at the SAMA 2020 for “Askies” by JazziDisciples featuring Josiah De Disciple, FakeLove, Moonchild Sanelly, and MDU, aka TRP (nominated).
  • Best Amapiano Song at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2021 for “Sithi Sithi” by Reece Madlisa and Zuma featuring Mr JazziQ and Busta 929 (nominated).
  • Best Amapiano DJ at the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) 2021 (nominated).

Net Worth

According to various sources, Mr JazziQ’s net worth is estimated at $500,000.

He earns his income from music sales, streaming royalties, live performances, and endorsements. He also owns his own record label, Black Is Brown Entertainment, which adds to his wealth.


Mr. JazziQ was recently involved in a controversy when a video of an altercation between Limpopo rapper Shebeshxt and a person who looked like him went viral on social media.

The video showed the rapper confronting and slapping the person who he accused of stealing his girlfriend.

Many people assumed that the person was Mr JazziQ and started criticizing him for cheating and disrespecting Shebeshxt.

However, Mr JazziQ denied being the person in the video and said he resembled the guy, but it was not him.

He also praised Shebeshxt’s music and said he would be open to working with him. He urged his fans to stop spreading false rumors and focus on the positive things.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @mrjazziq
  • Twitter: @MrJazziQ


  • 0303
  • For The Babies
  • Maba Jabul’ Abantu
  • Party With The English
  • All You Need Is Piano

He has also released the following albums and EPs as a member of JazziDisciples:

  • The Load Shedding
  • Bafana Ba Numba
  • IOP
  • Disciples Of Piano
  • Mr JazziQ 0303

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