Date:11 February 2021 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Thendo Ramuntshi, who goes by the stage name of TLF or Thendo Love Factor, is an upcoming artist whose voice is starting to cause a tremor in the music industry.
He told the media that people started calling him TLF because he was always smiling. “I don’t know what anger is. I don’t allow anger to rule over me,” he said. “That’s the reason why I am always laughing. If we laugh a lot in life, we dispel many chances of falling ill, because a happy heart makes a healthy body.”
A resident at Hamakhuvha Matatshe, he said that music had taught him humbleness and respect. “When you listen to good music, you get to learn a lot of things from it,” he said. “Music is not something that just came out of nowhere for me. It has always been in my veins, for most of my family members are into music.”
He was part of the Learners’ Representative Council at Tshivhase Secondary School in 2018 and took that opportunity of being a leader to promote his singing talent. “We always need to exploit the opportunities which present themselves to us,” he said. “If we do not do so, then we are failing to network and properly get our names out there.”
TLF had so far shared stages with artists like Dj Givergivero, Makhadzi, Kwesta, Something Soweto, Dr Colbert Mukwevho, Khakhathi and Friends, Humbulani Ramagwedzha, and Mahoota and Vetkoek.
“As long as you believe in and dedicate yourself to what you want to achieve, you can do it successfully. All you need is patience,” is his belief.
He recorded his first single, Rico bvelela in 2014 and more songs followed through the years. Among some of his other hit songs are Broken Trust, Mmbengeni and Jealous Boyfriend.
TLF had just signed a recording and promotions deal with Dzivha Records and his future as an artist already looks much brighter.
Follow TLF on Facebook (Thendo Love Factor SA), Twitter (TLF SA) and Instagram (Thendo_Love Factor), or contact him on Tel 064 961 6508 or send an email to email@example.com.
TLF or Thendo Love Factor is a promising local artist. Picture supplied
By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.