Nathi is 2013 African Gospel Music Awards winner, a 2012 nominee and SABC Crown Gospel Music nominee for 2011 for Best Jazz. Nathi runs his own music label called Manzini Records under which he will release his debut album 'I AM'. He was working for Durban Christian Centre as an assistant music director in January of 2000 and that's where he learned a lot about music ministry and how music can heal, deliver and set free those who are in need, he then became the music director and praise and worship leader for Durban Christian Centre, Berea branch.Nathi started a Jazz band whilst still a student and named it Nathi and Friends. They toured around Durban and played in many Jazz venues and shared stages with many Jazz greats. Nathi also co-founded an all male Gospel group, JOY.
Nathi has been writing music for many artists and choirs such as Joyous Celebration, Spin The Flavor, Swazi Dlamini, Nqubeko Mbatha, Ntokozo Mbambo, Thulani Gah Ndlela and many more artists whose projects are yet to be released.
“I AM” is a 12 track album which features tracks like I AM (a title track), which has been sung in many parts of the world since it was written back in 2002 and crowds all over the world have been touched by its message that says “I am who God says I am”. The album combines elements of Soul, Jazz and R&B all wrapped up in a beautiful praise and worship music that is guaranteed to touch people’s lives no matter which background of society they come from.