Based: Durban, Johannesburg, Cape TownTRESOR (French for “treasure” and pronounced “Trezor”), born Mukengerwa Tresor Riziki is an award winning and multi platinum selling DRC born singer-songwriter-producer currently based in South Africa.
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.
Tresor’s early childhood favorites, Bob Marley, Papa Wemba, Phil Collins, Lokua Kanza later expanded to include a new explosion of influences from Sting, Seal, Maroon 5, Asa, One Republic, Freshly Ground, U2, Bruno Mars and Coldplay.
This is a new soul sound, moulded in Africa.
Not long after his journey south from the heart of Africa, Tresor was performing alongside Eddie Grant, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Freshly Ground, Prime Circle, Just Jinjer, Goldfish, Vusi Mahlasela, Lira, HHP and Johnny Clegg – to name a few.
His debut Single ‘Complete’ described by many music industry professionals as a ‘Summer Anthem’ has received rave reviews locally and internationally; the song is play listed on many major radio stations nationally and the video shot by the award winning video production company iKind Media at the prestigious Durban City Hall is currently enjoying massive rotation on major media networks such as MK, MTV BASE and Channel O. He has released a new single ‘Stuck On You” produced but multi award winning and platinum selling producers Brian O’Shea and Crighton Goodwill.The song is enjoying airplay on many radio stations in South Africa.
TRESOR was recently chosen by Rolling Stone Magazine and Intercontinental Hotel Group as the winner of 2012 Holiday Inn Express Songwriting Challenge.
TRESOR penned and collaborated with the best selling artist in South Africa; the singing sensation ZAHARA on a lingala ballad called ‘Limbisa’.He also wrote another title called ‘Brighter day’ on the new multi platinum album ‘PHENDULA” released after the phenomenal success of her debut record Loliwe two years ago.
TK Nciza who’s the CEO of TS Records, music industry mogul and a successful record executive invited TRESOR to join this multi award winning South African songstress on national 12 Concerts tour,promoting the album in 11 Cities.
TRESOR is currently busy in studio writing and recording songs for his upcoming record.
His performances include:
2013 PHENDULA National tour brought to you by Ts Records and NedBank
2013 ROSCARS Awards (International Wildlife Awards)
2013 FRANCOFETE (Headliner of the Human Rights Day)
2012 Durban Film Festival
2012 Comrades Marathon
2010 FIFA Fan Festival
White Mountain Festival 2008/2010
Mandela Day Concert 2009
Durban International Anti Xenophobia Concert 2010
Zulu Royal Festival 2008
Durban Legends Concert 2011
Durban International Music Festival
Celebrate Durban 2008
Splashy Fen 2008/2009