Tellaman is a legend in South Africa's music industry. His melodious voice brings joy to our ears; that is why we all love jamming to his songs. He has taken South African hip-hop music to the international level, and this has earned him the name, the Prince of Durban Hip Hop. Apart from being a singer, he is also a rapper, songwriter, and record producer.
Where did Tellaman grow up? Read the article below to know all the information about him.
- Name: Thelumusa Samuel Owen
- Date of birth: April 14, 1991
- Tellaman Age: 29
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Nationality: South African
- Ethnicity: Black
- Instagram: @tellamanofficial
- Twitter: @TELLAMANWORLD
He was born in Durban, South Africa. He grew up in a musical household since his mother used to sing. She also influenced him to sing in churches and join a youth choir. He, however, did not like it at the time because he was into soccer.
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He is a self-taught musician, and at the age of 15, he started to pursue his music career. He started by writing music in his bedroom. His big break happened in 2014 when he got an opportunity to work with Soul Candi Records in a compilation album Soul Candi Session 15. This was the first Tellaman album. He was featured in 12 of the 30 songs of the album. Throughout his career, he has released three other albums including
- Mind Vs Heart
- Tellaman Lucid Dream
- Tellaman God Decides
- Tellaman No Sharing
- Do better
- Drinks and Music featuring Okmalumkoolkat
- I Got You
- Hooked On To You
- Madiba Dance
- About You
- Feel the Love
- Menace Tella Ft Msimisi, Kdavine
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- Note to Self Ft Rowleen
- Tellaman No Excuse
- Wena Featuring J Something
- Cross My heart
- If I Had A Type
- Calm Down Ft Crowned Yung
- Are You With It
- Same For You
- Own Up
- Noma Kanjan
- Head Over Heels
- Crew Lit
- World War iii
Tellaman ft Nasty C
The famous singer has also had the opportunity to be one of the country's most remarkable musicians in the music industry, such as Nasty C, in:
- Tellaman Whipped
- Come Over
- Rainbow Hoes
- I'm Gone, Run It
- Don't B.A.B
- Tellaman SAP
In an interview with True Africa, the famous singer said that he has no preference when it comes to music.
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Essence Music festival
Last year on July 25, the Prince of Durban, together with Nasty C, represented South Africa in the Essence Music Festival held in New Orleans, USA. In the international event, they shared the spotlight with international stars such as Lil Nas X, Mitchelle Obama, and Missy Eliot. The two stars have done many projects together, and we hope they will continue giving us more.
The South African star is currently single. He has kept his private life and all his relationships out of the public eye. Mzansi, however, got excited when he posted a photo of Nandi Mbatha, an actress popularly known for her role in Isithembiso. Below the picture, he captioned 'Best friend is an understatement. I love you'. This shows that the two might have a thing though it has not been confirmed yet.
Tellaman net worth
As of 2020, the star's net worth is estimated to be between $1 and $5 million. His main source of income comes from his successful career in music.
Q & As
Here are the answers to the most asked questions about the star.
What are Tellaman best songs?
Each song that the Prince of Durban Hip Hop has released never disappoints. However, the banger Whipped featuring Nasty C and Shekhinah has scooped the most views on YouTube, having been viewed more than 3.5 million times.
What genre is Tellaman?
The South African star has made it clear that he has no particular genre that he does. He likes to make music.
How did Tellaman get his start?
He started writing songs at the age of 15. In 2008, he had a big break in his career after he got a chance to work with Soul Candi Records.
Tellaman has come a long way to reach the level he is at in the music industry. He is an inspiration to the upcoming artists in South Africa, and we wish him all the best in his endeavors.
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