2012 sees Tuks as a take-no-prisoners artist with September 2012 release of his 5th studio album: Footprints. The leading single, Bona Fela, is the soundtrack to a hit South African TV drama series called Skeem Sam which debuted on TV screens in October 2011. He has honed his skills as not just an artist in the form of just being a lyricist, but also as a fine artist and graphic designer, as showcased in the Footprints album cover sleeve that he designed. He has also partnered up with South Africa’s biggest independent label,NEXT MUSIC, for music; media and digital distribution. NEXT MUSIC re-released Tshwanelo across major global digital platforms, as well as physical copies in March 2012. Further fuelling to his appetite for more international stages following a successful UK tour in December 2011, is Tuks’ collaborations with Australian producer M-Phazes and New York-based songstress, Lydia Caesar on the albums’ second single titled Love Angel.