In light of the recent news headlines of the countless women who have been victims of abuse at the hands of men, we’ve brought some #celebspiration to show our South African female artists some much-needed love!
The lovely Lady Zamar is a singer and songwriter known for her unique incorporation of pop and house music. Her real name is Yamikani Janet Banda, and she was born in the heart of Gauteng, Tembisa. She was initially part of a duet with Junior Taurus and they released their debut album, Cotton Candy, but she knew her aspirations called for a solo career and released her solo album, King Zamar, in early 2017. It took some time, but the album was recently certified double platinum and we have no doubts as to why. Lady Zamar is a powerhouse female artist who is taking the music industry by storm.
Dj Zinhle barely needs any introduction and is best known for her title as the Number One Female Dj in Africa. As if that’s not impressive enough, after ten years in the entertainment industry, Dj Zinhle has received numerous awards including the second Most Influential Young South African award. Dj Zinhle shares beautiful daughter Kairo with rapper and boyfriend, AKA, and as if being a mom isn’t tough enough, Dj Zinhle is rumoured to be releasing new music! If the rumours are true, we are so excited!
She is probably one of the most successful artists and this year is no exception with numerous awards and worldwide recognition for her musical talents. And let’s just be real for one second, her dance moves are on another level! Fans love her for her energetic vibes and her electric stage presence. Not only is she breaking boundaries in South Africa, but our girl is getting shout outs from international celebs too! After her Colors performance John Cena, from WWE fame, gave Sho Madjozi a shout out on Instagram by posting a picture of the rapper on the cover of a magazine called Successful Woman. It’s clear to us that it’s not just us locals that want some Mo Madjozi!
She just recently released the hit song, Send me away, with Nasty C and is also the first artist to be signed to his record label, Tall Racks Records. Although she has been getting a lot of attention for her hit song with Nasty C, she has a lot of her own hustles going! She runs Utopia, which is a program for artists in Cape Town that aims to help young artists make it in the music industry. She also aims to perform at Coachella in 2020 and all that we can say is, watch this space.