Tikae Maestro - as he is known to musicians around South Africa, taught himself to play the piano at the age of 7 when his father bought a Roland E66. The ability to hear music and instantly play it won him much acclaim in his early years, but he never thought of it as a talent to be improved upon, let alone a gold mine of musical treasure ready to be exported to the world. It was only in university when he started to take it seriously and get involved with notable musicians in the industry.
To develop himself as a musician, he completed a course in Jazz Performance, Arranging and Music Business at the Central Johannesburg College. This enabled him do bring his ideas to life for others to hear, and it wasn't long until his songs were topping some of the radio charts. He had his first taste of studio work and music production in 2010 at Orangotang Music when he worked on the award winning group We Will Worship's first album, which earned them a MetroFM award. The production bug had bitten and he bought his first pair of speakers and DAW software. Since then he has been growing from strength to strength in leaps and bounds, earning awards for most albums he has been involved in as either band director, producer, songwriter and sometimes all 3. Some of the Awards include Best Producer and Song of the Year (Mzansi Gospel Awards 2015), and Best Gospel Album Nomination (SAMAs 2012).