Nomcebo Zikode
Biography

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Nomcebo Zikode (born 28th October 1985) is a South African singer and songwriter. She walked into the spotlight after collaborating with DJ Ganyani on the single, Emazulwini.

Life and career

Early life and education

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Zikode was born in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal.

She matriculated at Ukusa High School, later enrolling at Havatech College, obtaining an Information Technology degree.

Career beginnings

After moving from home to pursue a career in music, she worked mostly as a backing singer for more than fifteen years. She worked with South African artistes, including Deborah Fraser, Zahara, Lundi Tyamara, and Nhlanhla Nciza.

She was signed by Ganyani Entertainment, providing vocals for songs including “NTO”, “Jabulile”, and “Emazulwini”, which received a nomination for Record of the Year at the SAMA awards.

As she did not own the songs, she was not permitted to perform them without the consent of the label.

Having signed record deal with Open Mic Productions, she gained worldwide popularity after working with Master KG on his 2019 hit single “Jerusalema” and later remixed by Burna Boy, debuted #1 on Billboard Music charts.

2020-present:Xola Moya Wam

On August 14, 2020, her single “Xola Moya Wam” featuring Master KG was released as album’s lead single. The song was certified gold certification by Recording Industry of South Africa in the first 2 weeks.

The single peaked number 1 on Apple Music Chart & iTunes Chart.[12] In early August, album pre-order were made available.

Her debut studio album Xola Moya Wam was released on August 21, 2020.

It features Master KG, Makhadzi and Bongo Beats. The album was certified platinum after a month of its release with sales of 150 000 copies.

In 2020, Zikode signed a global record deal with Sony/ATV Music.

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On December 3, 2020, she won at the 1st KZN Entertainment Awards of KZN Entertainment Awards for Best Female Artist category.

At the 27th South African Music Awards, Xola Moya Wam was nominated as Best dance Album.

On July 29, 2021, she will embark on European tour. In late 2021, she will made her debut on screens as guest appearance on Love and Hip Hop franchise.

Controversy

In November 2019, she was featured on “Jerusalem” single by Master KG and went viral in early 2020, Burna Boy released a remix.

On July 11, 2021, Nomcebo revealed that she wasn’t paid for her feature on the song by her label Open Mic Productions.

Personal life

Zikode is married.

Children

Nomcebo is a wife and proud mother. The vocalist behind Jerusalema is a proud mother of two (2) children aged fourteen (14) and five (5).

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