Started in Year
Nvsty Militia is made up by the hip hop, R’N’B duo “Anesu Matanhire” (21 years) and “Taffy Dzimano” (23 years). Anesu immigrated to AUS from Zimbabwe (Mutare) in 2005, and Taffy from Zimbabwe (Marondera) in 1999. The boys discussed their sonic careers and formed their duo over a lunch dialogue in Chinatown, and their debut single ‘Lit’ soon followed. The track received attention from Complex AUS and constant rotation by Triple J Unearthed: The boys were on the ‘Unearthed’ charts and ‘Artist Spotlight’ playlists for weeks. ‘Lit’ was also featured on Ryan Reynolds interview for “Deadpool”. Nvsty have since carved a name for themselves, and an underground following in the hip hop scene of AUS. The boys have worked with French Maximus MMC & FAB, Okami (AUS) and CashMoneyAP (USA). Between 2016 and 2018 Nvsty supported several big name artists, such as ALLDAY (AUS), Spit Syndicate (AUS), Elliphant (Sweden), Lunice (Canada), KLP (AUS) Jackson, Jacko, Shammi & Alex Hayes (AUS based YouTube Stars/Influencers) to name a few. Nvsty had also received praise from Radio Adelaide, Semplesize, Yewth Mag, AU Review, The Bakehouse, FBI Radio (Sydney Hip Hop & R&B Station); Fresh 92.7 and Hit 107. The boys also went on their first tour performing two packed out shows in Melbourne and their first headlining show for the ‘Red Bull Music Academy’ at the Sugar Nightclub. Whilst their original sound was rooted in hip hop / trap, Nvsty have sonically pivoted into a more sophisticated blend of R&B with caribbean, soulful, african influences, incorporating a little trap. Nvsty are about to release EP “Nvsty Militia: Ch. 1 / Pt. 1”, with “Pt. 2” not far behind… Stay tuned.