Born on 22nd of February 1991 in Johannesburg South Africa, Qwade Dunn was raised in Eshowe, Zululand. Attended Holy Childhood Convent and Eshowe High School and at age 15, Dunn relocated to New Zealand to study Audio engineering at prestigious world renowned institute (SAE) where he was scouted by Sony Music Entertainment.
Due to creative differences Dunn decided to pursue an independent career and departed from Sony Music Entertainment but maintained a relationship with Sony/ATV the companies publishing entity.
He entered into a development deal and worked with Cheryl McLeay vocal tutor to renowned international recording and Grammy award winning artist Kimbra. His debut single titled “We Are” was released in 2012 through Sony, produced by British producer James Reynolds who has produced hit records for artist such as Tinie Tempah , The Saturdays, Jason Derulo and Pixie Lott.
Fast forward Dunn returned to South Africa where he continued to pursue music and he released his self-produced dancehall infused pop single titled “Pass Me By”. The song was a hit and played over 100 times on MTV Music and attracted thousands of views via Facebook.
Dunn featured as artist of the week on top New Zealand radio station -ZM Radio, making him the first African artist to achieve that status in Australasia and in 2015 Dunn was invited to be a campaign ambassador with UNICEF in Africa campaigning against child marriages.
The rapidly emerging Pop artist, debuts the video, for his new African inspired single, titled “Township Girl”. Qwade whom conceptualized and self – directed his video, describes the song as a “Township Bonnie and Clyde love tale”.
Completing his video Qwade said “Capturing Township Girl the video, is hard work at work” Township girl is taken from Qwade’s forthcoming EP which he described as emotionally fun and naive love.
Township Girl is available for download and streaming on Apple Music, ITunes and Spotify, while the visuals are available for your eyes to see below.
Dunn performed at the regional conference for heads of states held in Lusaka Zambia. In Africa Dunn has participated in media promotional tours in Uganda, Zambia and Lesotho and continues this year with his sights on Tanzania, Morocco, Egypt and he will be in the country on the 25th of this month.
With a true spirit of Pan – Africanism Dunn believes in the power of the continent and the importance of a Unified African music industry without boarders.