TRESOR (French for "treasure" and pronounced "Trezor") is multi award winning and platinum selling 2015 breakout singer-songwriter & producer signed to the legendary record label Sony RCA in Africa and Ultra Records globally (Ultra records is home to Avicii, Calvin Harris,Deadmaus just to name a few).
Trésor’s first language is Music but he is also fluent in English, French and Swahili. His songs reflect a peregrine of life shared by so many on the continent of Africa, but few are able to express their experiences in a way that captures the ear so universally and directly. Orphaned at an early age, he left Goma in the Eastern DRC after finishing high school and headed for Durban in 2007 with the sole purpose of pursuing a professional music career. It was a new world for a small town boy, having to learn English in a short space of time.
Despite the challenges, Trésor managed to survive earning a living working both as car guard by day and security guard by night. In between the two jobs he managed to hustle his way into the local Durban music scene, linking up with local musicians and music makers and quickly making a name for himself. He co-founded Durban afro-fusion band Maisha in 2008 and was soon playing alongside the likes of Lira, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Freshly Ground, Jesse Clegg, Prime Circle and Johnny Clegg just to name a few.
He was chosen by Intercontinental Hotels Group and Rolling Stone Magazine Africa as the winner of 2012 Holiday Inn Songwriting Challenge.
TRESOR has written songs for Idols South Africa, Heavy K and many other established local acts. He penned two songs for Zahara and also collaborated with the singing sensation on a major song called 'Limbisa' and another title called 'Brighter day' on her'PHENDULA" album which went triple platinum.
TRESOR released his debut album, VII in September last year. The album – which he has worked on for the past seven years - features collaborations with AKA, Beatenberg, Khuli Chana and The Soil. VII opened at number 2 on the iTunes Albums Chart in South Africa. TRESOR’s Mount Everest (Freddy Verano Remix) music video, a NUMBER ONEairplay hit in Italy and a song that reached number one on the Global Shazam trending list, has reached over 1,000,000 views online.
TRESOR 2015 HIGHLIGHTS:
o Selected as an ambassador for the Nelson Mandela Children Hospital Trust!
o Signed to Sony Music Entertainment Africa and released his debut album VII! The album includes collaborations with AKA, The Soil, Khuli Chana and Beatenberg.
o.TRESOR was in 2015 top 10 most artists played on radio in both South Africa and Italy.
o “Mount Everest” feat. AKA (Freddy Verano Mix) was a NUMBER ONE Dance Airplay Hit in Italy. The video has surpassed ONE MILLION VIEWS on Vevo! TRESOR also joined a number of Italian super stars at Battiti Live Festival in Southern Italy where he performed for an amazing crowd of 60000 people.
o Signed a worldwide deal with international record label Ultra Records .The deal includes the release and distribution of his music to North & South America, Canada, United Kingdom, Asia, Australia as well as the Benelux region.
o “Never Let Me Go” (Mobi Dixon Remix) charting across stations including national urban station Metro FM! The single was recently performed on LIVEAMP, SABC1!
o.Never Let Me Go has been for nominated for 2015 Metro FM Awards.
o.Current single, “Zambezi” feat. Beatenberg climbing up the Airplay Chart as well as topping charts nationally!
o .Has just released “Evergreen with The Kiffness” ,a collaboration project with Sony Xperia Mashlab and 5FM !
His performances include :
- 2013 PHENDULA National tour brought to you by Ts Records and NedBank
- 2013 ROSCARS Awards (International Wildlife Awards)
- 2013 FRANCOFETE (Headliner of the Human Rights Day)
- 2012 Durban Film Festival
- 2012 Comrades Marathon
- 2010 FIFA Fan Festival
- White Mountain Festival 2008/2010
- Mandela Day Concert 2009
- Durban International Anti Xenophobia Concert 2010
- Zulu Royal Festival 2008
- Durban Legends Concert 2011
- Durban International Music Festival
- Celebrate Durban 2008
- Splashy Fen 2008/2009