“I feel like our generation needs musicians of the caliber of Fela Kuti, Papa Wemba, Hugh Masekela, Youssou Ndour, Miriam Makeba… and that’s my musical mission. Bringing back the glory days of African Pop music”
TRESOR (French for “treasure” and pronounced “Trezor”) is multi award winning and platinum selling 2015 breakout singer-songwriter & producer licensed to Universal Music Group under his own label VII Recordings a division of Jacquel Entertainment Group.
TRESOR’s first language is Music but he is also fluent in English, French and Swahili. His songs reflect a peregrine of life shared by so many on the continent of Africa, but few are able to express their experiences in a way that captures the ear so universally and directly. Orphaned at an early age, he left Goma in the Eastern DRC after finishing high school and headed for Durban in 2007 with the sole purpose of pursuing a professional music career. It was a new world for a small town boy, having to learn English in a short space of time.
Despite the challenges, TRESOR managed to survive earning a living working both as car guard by day and security guard by night. In between the two jobs he managed to hustle his way into the local Durban music scene, linking up with local musicians and music makers and quickly making a name for himself.
TRESOR released his debut album, VII in September 2015. The album – which he worked on for seven years – featured collaborations multi award winning artists AKA, Beatenberg, Khuli Chana and The Soil. TRESOR’s Mount Everest (Freddy Verano Remix) music video, a NUMBER ONE airplay hit in Italy and a song that reached number one on the Global Shazam trending list, quickly reached over 1,000,000 (1 Million) views online after its release. VII won Best Pop Album at the 2016 South African Music Awards and was also one of the most nominated albums.
TRESOR’s highly awaited sophomore album, The Beautiful Madness was released worldwide on 26 May 2017. The album received prime banner placement on iTunes South Africa, Japan, Italy, Australia and the USA upon its release.
Venerated for his idiosyncratic musicality and fluid vocals, TRESOR’s new single Remedy, the first single off The Beautiful Madness, has already received a highly positive reception since its release on 21 April 2017.
The name TRESOR is now synonymous with the new Pop sound moulded in Africa.
Spearheading Pop in Africa; Multi-Award winning singer and song writer, TRESOR, is set to take the world by storm with a growing fan base already in the U.K, Japan, Italy and South Africa, and having recently brokered a 7 figure multi-year record deal (one of the most lucrative record deals for a South African based artist). TRESOR is a keen philanthropist.He is an ambassador for Nelson Mandela Children Fund and also a United Refugee Agency ambassador advocating Refugees rights. TRESOR is a new FORD ambassador!He Wrote ,produced and designed the soundtrack to their new campaign “A Journey Extraordinary”.