Nomcebo Zikode Biography: Exclusive, New Single, Ambassador, Age, Early Life, Education, Career, Jerusalema – Updated, 11th September 2020

Not only is she a regular singer but the recent hit she worked on with Master KG, Jerusalema, has placed her as one of the greatest musicians in the whole world. Nomcebo Zikode is a South African singer, song-writer and a performer as well. She made her debut in the entertainment industry in 2003 when she appeared on the talent search that was being run by Ukhozi FM.

Before this hit, Jerusalema, a lot of people didn’t know her, but she received so much love and support from fans all around the world for her great work.

Here’s how she rose to fame.

Nomcebo Zikode Exclusive Interview

Nomcebo became the most sought after vocal artist in the country and her career was fast rising. Nomcebo whose career as a backing vocalist spanned for 15 years, has grown in leaps and bounds as a musician as she can now handle the fickleness within the entertainment industry and work on her own projects.

Her first album titled Xola Moya Wam has been keeping many on their feet as groove spots are open. Nomcebo revealed what inspired her album and how it was working on it.

Find out more about Nomcebo’s journey in the music and working with Master KG here.

Nomcebo Zikode New Single

She dropped her own track Xola Moya Wam and for the song, she has teamed up with Master KG.

The track is the first release of Nomcebo’s upcoming debut album which will consist of five tracks. Xola Moya Wam sees hitmaker Master KG exploring the amapiano genre.

Speaking to Sowetan, Nomcebo explained that the album was inspired by her emotions when the COVID-19 lockdown hit the country.

“The album was inspired by the fact that when the Covid-19 lockdown hit, I got scared. I thought God was punishing me because I have such a big song [Jerusalema] and I should be outside singing and making money,” Zikode says.To add onto the great news, Nomcebo’s blessings just keep adding up. The singer can add another achievement to her growing musical career, her song “Xola Moya Wam” went Gold.

Congratulations!!!

Nomcebo Zikode Ambassador

If you ever doubted that hard work pays off, Master KG & Nomcebo Zikode will convince you otherwise. Ever since Jerusalema became a global hit, the two stars have been getting all the flowers to celebrate their record-breaking hit.

To keep showering them with all the love and support, Nomcebo with Master KG have both been selected to be Ambassadors To The World under the DSAC Cultural Diplomacy Programme. This appointment comes from the Minister of Arts & Culture Nathi Mthethwa.

What a way of putting South Africa and having i’t culture celebrated all over the world.

Congratulations Nomcebo!

Nomcebo Zikode Age

Nomcebo was born in 1994. She is 26 years old. Nomcebo Zikode Early Life

She was born and raised in Hammersdale, KwaZulu Natal. However, she later on in life moved to Johannesburg where is now staying.

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Nomcebo Zikode Education

She went to Ukusa High School in KZN.

Just after completing her matric, she left her home in search of a career in music and that’s how she found herself in Johannesburg.

Nomcebo then enrolled at Havatech College where she obtained a qualification in Information Technology.

Nomcebo Zikode Relationship

According to her Facebook profile, she is reportedly in a relationship with one by the name of Selwyn Fraser.

Nomcebo Zikode Career

When she appeared on that talent search by Ukhozi FM in 2003, she became the winner and some of the runner ups were the likes of Nhlanhla Nciza, Lundi, Kholeka, and Zahara.

She then got to team with DJ Ganyani and they both produced, ‘Emazulwini’. She also got to be signed as an artist under Open Mic Records and this meant the start of her solo career. The record even got to be nominated at the SAMAs.

Nomcebo then released her Afro-house single ‘Imizamo Yami’ which gained her so much recognition. She worked on the song with with Bongo Beat and it became an instant success.

She has worked with the likes of DJ Ganyani, Mobi Dixon, Bongo Beats and DJ Mshega, Professor, Master ChengFu and Eyadini Lounge.

Also read – Nomcebo Zikode Receives Her Flowers

Nomcebo Zikode on Jerusalema

With her time in the music industry, Nomcebo has done nothing, but released great music that has kept fans on the dance floor.

Nomcebo worked with Master KG on a great hit titled ‘Jerusalema’ which has become a global hit.

Nomcebo has been receiving support from fans from other countries with people taking part in #JerusalemaDanceChallenge.

That challenge has even gone across borders and reached countries as far as Europe. this track will definitely get you on your feet.

This gospel track had everyone dancing during the pandemic, at least it took their mind off things. It seems it does not have an age limit as well, as long as you can lift your two feet and get grooving.

As if that was not enough his Jerusalema remix featuring Nomcebo and Burna Boy, debuted at number six on the Billboard World Digital Sales Charts.

Nomcebo seems to be on a path to only give her fans what they want which is to keep delivering good music. Her performance at #FactDurbanRocks showed that she’s not about to stop doing what she loves.

Fans can’t wait to see what her next project will be.

Read next: Master KG Biography: Age, Early Life, Girlfriend, Career, Awards & Nominations, Jerusalema, Controversy, Car

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Speaking in an interview with TUKO, the singer confessed that Diamond used to peruse her phone and could clearly see that Tanasha was not cheating her. She shared in the interview that she truly loved Diamond even though he didn’t see it.

“I genuinely loved him, he knows that. I was loyal to him and he used to say that himself. He could take my phone and go through it so comfortably. He used to say it himself he knew I was loyal to him. I believe that if I didn’t love him, I wouldn’t have been loyal to him.” She said.

Tanasha went on to add that even though the two are no longer together, she will still love Diamond. She insisted though that she has moved on and the two can’t reunite. That’s a man I will always have love for regardless the back and forth. He is a good man deep down. I moved on but at the end of the day, he’s the father of my son. But I’m not in love with him, I’m past that.” She said.

Asked whether she feels like Diamond elevated her career, Tansha had a rather interesting answer.

“Diamond has contributed to boosting my numbers in a short period of time most definitely for the fact that I was dating him. But whether he was in the picture or not, my focus was there from a very long time ago, I knew what my destiny was, I knew what I wanted to achieve. I was already very well connected in the industry.” Tanasha said.

Nandi Madida Signs To SONY Music Congrats girl!

The string of achievements appears to be continuing for the multi-talented, Nandi Madida, who announced her new signing with Sony Music. The singer shared a post on Instagram on Thursday, 10 September 2020 to share the good news, merely a week ahead of her upcoming single’s release. She stated, “OFFICIALLY apart of the SONY family! So excited to OFFICIALLY announce I’m signed to SONY!”.

Read more: Nandi Madida And Zakes Bantwini Dissolve Their Marriage

Nandi’s first single under her new record label, Organic, drops on Friday, 18 September 2020 and is said to be based on Sara Baartman. In a post shared on Wednesday, 8 September 2020, the singer stated, “My new single ORGANIC is dedicated to the late Sara Baartman who was born in South Africa. We see her body being appropriated in mainstream media, but she was never celebrated but rather tortured and abused for her African curves that you see so many emulating today. OUR ANCESTOR went through so much.”

Along with it being her first song with SONY, Nandi shared that she had teamed up with her husband, Zakes Bantwini on the track. The couple announced that they are releasing their first single together in an effort to dispute the rumours that they had dissolved their marriage. The song was written by the couple with the assistance of their 3-year-old son Shaka.

Along with her announcement, Nandi shared a snippet from her interview with Slikour, which saw her discussing the extent of her partnership with Sony Music. She explained that just like her song, she wanted everything to run organically, and felt that if her fans did not like her new career trajectory, it would be clear.

Some of Nandi’s famous friends joined in the congratulatory messages on the post, including Lerato Kganyago, who asked that she send over the track so she can add it to her setlist.

Pearl Thusi’s Behind The Story To Feature All-Female Line-Up Girl power!

BET Africa has attempted to rectify the Toll A$$ Mo saga that took place a few weeks ago, by promoting their all-female line-up. In a promotional post from the channel on Wednesday, 9 September 2020, some of the guests who will feature on season four of the show were announced. These included Shauwn Mkhize, Khanyi Mbau, Moonchild Sanelly, Rami Chuene and Nthati Moshesh. The post also stated that a longer list of leading ladies is still to come, indicating that the new season will comprise an all-female line-up.

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Behind The Story’s host, Pearl Thusi, had come under fire in late August 2020, after she was accused of supporting alleged rapist, Toll A$$ Mo. The presenter had informed viewers that the former comedian would be appearing as one her first guests, and asked them to submit questions for her to ask him.

Tweeps immediately began lambasting the show for giving Toll A$$ Mo a platform for self-promotion, despite being accusing of sexually assaulting model and actress, Lerato Moloi. Many called out BET Africa for their clear misdemeanour and also question them on if they had tackled the subject matter, or if they were merely talk about the ex-comedian’s marriage and career.

Following the social media uproar, BET Africa made things worse by “acknowledging” the allegations levelled against Toll Ass Mo, and suggested that they would air the episode, and wanted to give Lerato (the alleged sexual assault survivor) an opportunity to respond on the same platform.

Their response did not sit well with many, and caused for Tweeps to drag Pearl Thusi into the saga. Many accused the channel and Pearl for using a rape-story as a publicity stunt for the show, and threatened to boycott Behind The Story if the episode continued to air.

Thereafter, in a turn of events, the channel confirmed that interview will not be aired “out of respect for the current environment, legal proceedings and the basis of impartiality.” The promotion of the all-female line-up appears to be the channel’s way of redeeming themselves falling the entire incident.

Did Cassper Shade A Reece On His Track 1 Of 1? A Reece fans are shading his album on Twitter

Imagine another rapper trending on the day of your album release, isn’t that frustrating and confusing? Well, welcome to SA where there is never a dull moment on Twitter.

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Today, multi-award winning rapper Cassper Nyovest dropped his fifth studio album titled Any Minute Now (AMN), and there is already an uproar on Twitter. The rapper had said yesterday, as he was gearing up for the release of his album that haters will start making noise and they have done that.

In a tweet, he wrote, “It’s about to shake!!!! Cassper Nyovest is dropping an album at Midnight!!! They are about to tweet threads. They already started tweaking,”

Cassper recently shaded A Reece as he announced that he has an album coming titled Paradise 2. In a series of tweets, Cassper wrote “They gone bring the negativity closer to the album release date. We gonna see so many rappers twirling, some might drop on the same day as me. All kinds of weird shit!! We ready doe!!! Focused on making the best music I can make cause nobody can do what I do!!! I AM THE GREATEST!!!

“Just watch. Niggas will do anything for a lil clout. Especially the ones that don’t have any. The most important thing doe, is that #AMN is gonna be unfuckwithable!!!! This album is amazing!!! I am very very very proud!!! Cant wait for September 11!!!!” he tweeted.

Not feeling his vibe, A Reece fans are already taking jabs at Cassper. This follows after Cassper apparently shaded Reece on his song 1 of 1. Reece fans have taken to Twitter dissing Cassper’s album and some even went as far as saying they cannot wait for A Reece to drop an album to save the SA hip hop game.The two rappers have apparently been beefing for quiet some time now, and it became evident when they started trading subtweets and subliminal bars on Twitter but mostly from A-Reece’s end though.

Cassper even offered a feature but A Reece wasn’t buying his story. This follows after fans asked him if he would collaborate with the rapper, and he said he couldn’t get hold of Reece.

“Been trying to find him. Dmd him. I tried though, that’s what counts. I tried a lot of guys and most of them are missing me. I tried,” he said.

Cassper has been saying that he is tired of beefing and he wants to protect his energy.