Tawanda Mambo, better known by his stage name SaintFloew, is a Zimbabwean singer and songwriter born in 1997, making him 26 years old as of 2023.
Hailing from Chitungwiza, SaintFloew’s journey into the music industry began with a passion for music nurtured in the vibrant streets of his hometown. Despite facing the typical challenges of a young artist, he remained steadfast in his pursuit of musical excellence.
Being Discovered By Holy Ten:
SaintFloew’s musical talents caught the attention of Holy Ten, a prominent figure in the Zimbabwean music scene, when he responded to Holy Ten’s call for aspiring artists to share their demos on Instagram. Impressed by SaintFloew’s demo of “Gundamwenda,” Holy Ten decided to invest in the young artist, leading to a collaboration that resulted in the joint EP “Juta Pipo.”
Relationship with Tinashe Mutarisi:
SaintFloew’s close ties with businessman Tinashe Mutarisi were evident during his lobola ceremony, showcasing the support he received from influential figures in Zimbabwean society.
In a significant milestone in his personal life, SaintFloew tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Beverly, in an intimate ceremony attended by loved ones. The lobola ceremony marked the beginning of a new chapter for SaintFloew, both personally and professionally.
SaintFloew’s music resonated with audiences across Zimbabwe, with several of his songs becoming national favorites. Some of his most popular tracks include:
- “Pamwe Wanga Usingade”: An uplifting Afro-pop anthem celebrating unity and resilience.
- “Jumanji” (ft. Bagga & Xiba): An energetic hip-hop collaboration showcasing SaintFloew’s versatility.
- “Gororo”: An introspective song delving into themes of self-reflection and growth.
- “Nezita raJesu”: A gospel-influenced track expressing faith and gratitude.
- “Kante”: A collaboration with South African rapper A-Reece blending hip-hop and amapiano styles.
SaintFloew’s success in the music industry was reflected in his acquisition of a brand new Ford Mustang worth $58,000, a testament to his rising stature as a Zimbabwean artist.
Beef with Holy Ten:
SaintFloew and Holy Ten, both prominent Zimbabwean rappers, found themselves entangled in a public dispute marked by disagreements and perceived “beef.” While the full details of their issues remained private, incidents such as SaintFloew’s interruption of Holy Ten’s performance at UK Zimfest 2023 and Holy Ten’s subsequent diss track fueled speculation of underlying tension between the two artists.
Zim Hip Hop Awards Controversy:
Despite his growing popularity, SaintFloew’s absence from the winners’ circle at the Zim Hip Hop Awards raised eyebrows. Organizers clarified that he had requested removal from the nominees’ list and chose not to participate in the event.
Despite the controversies and challenges he faced along the way, SaintFloew’s unwavering dedication to his craft and his ability to connect with audiences through his music solidified his status as one of Zimbabwe’s most promising talents in the music industry.