Big Nuz comes from Big because they doing big things and NUZ represents the township they from Umlazi next to Durban. Nuz is the number plate for cars from Umlazi. Big Nuz consists of 3 guys Jojo aka Mampintsha, Mzi aka Danger and Sbu aka R Mashesha. The group was formed 2002 when they moved from Durban to Joburg to hustle for a record deal. It’s been a rough road trying to release an album; there is no studio in Joburg they don’t know since they went knocking in all the doors.
In 2002 they did a jingle for Backstage on e-tv when the sopie was relocating to Joburg, they then got a chance to perform on Backstage. They continued their hustling in 2003 working with Koloi Lebone and Beatmaker doing songs that were never released. In 2004 Ishmael featured them on a song called Boom Boom. 2006 they release their debut album called “Zozo” under Gallo Records working with the late Kid Mokoena for Why Not Entertainment.
In 2007 they were called back home by DJ Tira to work with him. They did a hit track for Durbans Finest called “Uyoysholo Wena” which is still on high rotation on some radio stations. They finally got it right at Afrotainment, Big Nuz dubbed the best lyricists in country their single “Ubala” should continue where Tzozo En Professor, Lvovo left… 2008 is the year for BIG NUZ. Their album 2nd Round Knockout is packed with upbeat grooves to make you dance anytime. It features production by DJ Tira, Shota of Shana, Professor, DJ Clock, DJ Fhiso, Blackcoffee and DJ Bongs. Tzozo, DJ Sox, Tira diliver tight rhymes on songs Ugesi, Ubala and Wawungenzenjani.
2008 Big Nuz got a Channel O Best Kwaito Video nomination. They won the 2008 Metro FM best Kwaito award. And were nominated on the 15th South African Music best Kwaito and Song of the year category.
Now Big Nuz brings you their 3rd offering UNDISPUTED. They have worked with their number one producer Fisherman and their mentor DJ Tira. This album feature rhymes by Slikour from Skwatta Kamp and Lvovo Derrango. They also worked KZN’s Gospel finest boy Sfiso Ncwane, the flute masters Kwela Tebza and DBN rcoksters DJ Bongs and DJ twitty, last but not least DJ Clock.
After you listen to the album uyoysholo wena (you will say it yourself) they are the Undisputed Kings Of Kwaito.