Twenty years ago, in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, the world was blessed with the birth of a very unique and talented individual. His name is JR Mangena (Man-Geen-Ah), artistically known as Tommy Jr. With music in his DNA, JR was playing piano at age five.
At the tender age of six, JR relocated to the United States where he fell in love with music and began his journey to becoming a singer/ songwriter, recording artist, and entertainer. After arriving in America, JR has successfully crafted his ability to create his own sound. And boy did he do that! He describes his sound as very melodic and some what mainstream. Using R&B harmonies to narrate the story in his records and pop like hooks to keep them catchy and meaningful, Tommy is coining a new versatile sound that will inspire many artists for years to come.
The moods of his music often changes a lot as the inspiration is personal but we all can relate to the many ups downs and twists to our life roller coaster and Mr. Mangena hopes we all can relate to his music as well. With great musical inspirations such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Frankie Lymon, it is evident in his music that the young artist is a student of the music.Now in collaboration with Adios Pantalones Productions his EP “1st stop Baltimore” is set to drop soon and will be available on all digital music retailers. (Itunes, rhapsody, Amazon, etc).
Young Zimbabwe will be following this young talent and don’t forget to follow him on: