Thembelihle Goodhope Mgwenya, is a competent music producer and a DJ who is prominently known as Hope–TG in the music industry.
The 25-year-old artist produces afro house and gqom music genres and is currently based in Soshanguve Block L. His professional career started in 2011 with him playing at local clubs as a DJ during the time when he was still at high school.
He met Dr Malinga in 2016 who like the way Hope-TG’s music selection and signed him as an artist under his record company for three years.
“I learned a lot from Dr Malinga like pushing my own production and how to do my own thing,” he said.
Hope–TG juggles between music and tertiary education at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) where he is doing his final year.
‘‘I am working on an Expended Play (EP), It is Called; Old Ashes, I will be dropping it on the 31st of July 2020 but I have released one of the songs from the EP on the 3rd of July.
He says he is also inspired by the music of Caiiro. “He is one of the best afro house artist that I love the way he produces his music.
Talking about the COVID-19 lockdown, he said it is giving him more for his productions.
“I spend more time in the studio and create new music and it is also helping me to meet a lot of artists.
He encouraged artists aspiring to produce music not to give up because there are many disappointments and promises that will not be kept for a long time before starting to make money in the industry.
In 2018, Hope-TG released his official single called Hero, collaborating with Farisha from Indonesia. He worked with DJ Steve from Kalawa Jazmee record label. in 2020 he released a song called Indawo featuring Jozlin, and he was recognized by many DJs and radio stations.
Mr Hope-TG said the one thing that affected him badly is that he was not able to work with many vocal artists because they do not have studios at home.
“I really faced a lot of difficulties in that,” he said.