Tofa Jaxx

Bio

Christopher Dominic Kihwele, born 18th February 1995, also known as Tofa Jaxx, (Names used before: Topher Jaxx) is a Singer/Songwriter and notable live performer from Tanzania. His music is a mixture of genres including R&B, Soul, Jazz & African traditional music.

In 2015, while still in college, Tofa participated in the international singing competition “Airtel Trace Star” and ended up taking the fourth place. A year later he decided to drop out of IT college and follow his dreams of becoming a singer-songwriter.

One among his very first attempts as an aspiring Singer/Songwriter was to participate in a 4 day musician’s boot-camp in Zanzibar, held at the Red Monkey Hotel in 2016. This was the platform that launched the artist he is today, followed by a series of lives shows he did in Zanzibar and Dar Es Salaam.

In 2016 he was also the opening act for Grammy Winning Artist Joss Stone at one of her “The Total World Tour” concerts in Zanzibar. He also performed live with the Dhow Countries Music Academy band (http://zanzibarmusic.org/en/) at one of the largest cultural events in East Africa “Zanzibar Film Festival” (http://www.ziff.or.tz )

The GOETHE Institut Head Quarters in Munich selected him and other 7 artists from all around the world to participate in a Musician’s Boot-camp in Berlin, Germany which was co-ordinated by “Music Board Berlin” for the Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs. The boot-camp was 3 weeks long.

His first release “I Want You” (Produced by VictorTheTraveler) was nominated for Best R&B and Soul Song from An East African Artist by the AFRIMA (afrima.org) in 2017. This was followed by two more releases he made in the same year, “A Guy Like Me” and “Puff Puff” available on all digital platforms.

His latest single “Go Away” also available on all digital platforms was produced by D. Knights. A producer he met Whilst in London. During his stay in London from September 2017 to Febuary 2018, Tofa worked with other musicians, producers and artists like the Dance/Electronic Producers & DJs Tru Fonix, Fred Abbott from Noah and The Whale, Steph Marziano, Tara Priya etc.

As of late, Tofa has released a 7 track EP “Middle 8” that was mostly recorded at House Of Dillie studio in Nairobi, together with his first music video.

Tofa is currently based in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

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1. Saturday
Tofa Jaxx - Make You Feel My Love (Live at Tileyard Studios - London )
Tofa Jaxx - "Patience" Live Session | Live Na Tofa Ep 01

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sema!
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hurting u
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when i'm sober
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patience
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mine
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saturday
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Go Away
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Puff Puff!
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A Guy Like Me
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I Want You
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Videos

Tofa Jaxx - ''When I'm Sober'' Live Session | Live na Tofa Ep 02
Tofa Jaxx - "Patience" Live Session | Live Na Tofa Ep 01
2.Mine
1. Saturday
3. Patience
7. Go Away
5. Hurting U
6.Sema
4.When I'm Sober
TOFA JAXX - MINE (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
BTS Topher Jaxx "Go Away" cover art shoot.
Tofa Jaxx - Make You Feel My Love (Live at Tileyard Studios - London )
Topher Jaxx - A Guy Like Me [ Official Lyric Video]

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Contact

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