Singer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Producer, Actress
Genres: R&B, Soul, Pop, Afro Pop, Jazz
Styles: Dance/Pop, NeoSoul, Jazz & RnB
Lydia Mamsie Tsosane was born and raised in South Africa. Having found her passion for singing at an early age as both her parents were singers too. Mamsie started singing in church and in school choirs.
She teamed up with a township band from Soweto, performing in jazz clubs such as Kippies and at national jazz festivals like The Joy Of Jazz Festival, Afro Cafe, galas and tours in Europe, Asia and South Africa. She has a great track record having recorded with many well known South African artists and got her first break as a song writer/lyricist when she co-wrote a song which was featured in an album called “Classically Zulu”. She moved to Germany to work with The Lion King in 2006 and released two single RnB/pop albums under her own name. The first single “ Liar” which got her in the top ten charts internationally as an independent artist, charting at position seven, “Step On Over “which she has also released under her own name. She also worked with a TV station in Germany known as KIKA, doing voice overs for two english movies synchronizing in German. She has recently moved back to South Africa and is working on her solo music career.
She has worked and shared the stage with the likes of Leon Ware, Omar, George McCrae, Mic Donet, Andrew Roachford, Rose Royce, Ann Sexton, The Supremes, Sugar Hill Gang, Gloria Scott, Adeva, Marc Evans, Maxine Brown, Oliver Cheatham, Baltic Soul Weekender Ocherstra, Max Mutzke, Howard Carpendale, Nina Hagen, Marshall Titus, Latonius Earl, Lion King Hamburg, Power of Sister Act, Soul Foot The Show,Once On This Island, Afrika Afrika, Judith Sephuma, Ringo Madlingozi, Dolly Rathebe, Abigail Gubheka, to name a few. Studied TV presenting with Oncue communications and currently studying psychology with Stonebridge College.