Takudzwa Victoria Rosa “Tkay” Maidza is a Zimbabwean-born Australian singer-songwriter and rapper.

She was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. Her parents are metallurgists.

In 2001, her family moved to Australia when she was five years old. She graduated from St Michael’s College at age 16 and studied architecture at the University of South Australia before becoming a full-time musician.

Tkay premiered her single “Carry On”, featuring guest vocals from US rapper Killer Mike. The track is the first single from her debut album simply titled Tkay, which was released on 28 October 2016.

In May 2020, Tkay announced she had signed with acclaimed British independent label 4AD and released her new single ‘Shook’ with praise from NME and Rolling Stone.

In May 2021, Maidza announced that the third mixtape in her Last Year Was Weird series would be released on July 9 that year.

She went on to release “Real Nice (H.C.T.F.)” with Young Franco featuring Nerve which served as the theme song for the A-League, the Australian and New Zealand professional soccer league.

In February 2021, Tkay released her new track ‘Kim’, six months on from the release of her Last Year Was Weird, Vol.2 EP working with US artist Yung Baby Tate.