Thato Maduna (born 28 July 1996 in Katlehong, Johannesburg), professionally known as ThatoFeels is a South African singer-songwriter and artist at Kimosabe Productions.
After moving to Tsakane, Johannesburg at the age of 6, Thato discovered his passion for music through his uncle who introduced him to the cultural arts.
During a school talent showcase in the third grade, Thato chose to showoff his vocal ability. His singing prompted talent scouts to pick him up for the local mass choir. However, due to financial restraints Thato was forced to drop out of the choir and this made him grow despondent towards music.
Thato would rediscover his passion for music in high school where he would sing to an audience of his peers and anyone else who would listen, prompting him to join the school choir. During this time, Thato and his friends would enjoy music from local acapella group The Soil, encouraging him and his friends to set up musical performances during their school assemblies.
In 2016, he made his television debut on Idols where he auditioned, and would go on to the show’s Theatre Week, where he was eventually eliminated.
Shortly after his appearance on Idols, Thato was sought out by award-winning producer; DJ Clock who signed him on to his AMPM Productions imprint,
and subsequently produced his debut single titled ‘100 Meter Dash’, which would go on to peak at #3 on the YFM Urban Chart.
Kimosabe and Thato would go on to develop an efficient working relationship, going on to record music together.
Upon the conclusion of his agreement with AMPM
Productions, Thato joined the Kimosabe Productions roster.