We have had a lot of musical families in the past, from the Chitheka’s, Mussa’s and on and on. But the north hasn’t had a blooming musical family as the Wana’s, Jermaino, born Innocent Wana and Toraine, born Khumbo Wana. Their musical journey started sometime back with the older of the two Jermaino taking the lead as his younger brother Toraine(formerly known as Kuzco) followed his foot steps.

The brothers have two very different sounds as each took a different path on the music industry but their paths are built in the same foundation stones, punchlines and catchy delivery.

Jermaino is a multi talented artist, versatile in all sense of the word as he can rap, toast, sing, trap and jump on an EDM beat as he did in “A Milli”. Jermaino has had a glimps of the lime light with his single “Like You” which topped the dancehall express chart on radio 2fm for three weeks, going ahead to stay in the chart for seven more weeks. He has also done a tumbuka refix of Davido’s “Fall” titled “Pa Iwe” which got it’s first airplay on made on monday with Joy Nathu. Jermaino’s creativity got him an audience with world netball star Mwawi Kumwenda, as his single “Mwayi Kumwenda’ caught the attention of the netball sensation, making the song her Ringtone, also offering to finance the video before the deal failed to materialise due to some issues.

Toraine on the other hand stayed in the hip hop brackets, diversifying his abilities, skills and styles. Toraine followed his brother in their group Green City Vibes which was dominated by its dancehall presence, and then went on to create his own path, changing his stage name from Kuzco to Toraine, marking the beginning of an incredible career. His first release under the name Toraine “Too Soon(feat. P Hustle)” quickly gained momentum, earning him frequent airplays on Joy Radio as compliments started flooding in. Toraine kept the momentum going as his single “Paradise” got more airplays and earned him further praise. As of now, Toraine is recording the “Tornaado Album” of which he say is almost done.

The Wana bros are a rare breed of talent that needs little work to be nurtured into greatness, the industry should be on the look out.


By Kelvin ‘Repro’ Mtambo


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