Top 10 South African Female Vocalists

We will be looking at the top 10 South African female vocalists. People are born with different talents which gave birth to many of us have different abilities. This time around our focus will be on those that have the talent of great voices and not just the talent but also went ahead to develop and make use of it. Their focus and pursuit have made them big stars in the world of music.

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Many of us that are conversant with African music will agree with me that South Africa has produced many great talents in music and they’re known as the best in the music world. I will give them the best score especially in cultural songs and dance.

Top 10 South African Female Vocalists 

1. Elaine (Full Name: Ndivhuwo Elaine Mukheli) 


Date of Birth: 2 April 1999.
Occupation:  R&B singer and songwriter.
Awards: 2020 South African Music Awards, nominated for R&B/Soul Album of the Year.
Education: Studied Law at the University of the Witwatersrand.

2. Ami Faku 

Ami Faku

Date of Birth: 28 May 1993.
Occupation:  musician, performer, and songwriter.
Awards: Won 26th South African Music Awards as Female Artist of the Year.
Education: Studied Accountancy at Nelson Mandela University.

3. Zonke (Full name: Zonke Dikana) 


Date of Birth: 11 October 1979.
Occupation: singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer.
Awards: Only Nominations
Education: Studied Human resource management at the University of the Free State.

4. Amanda Black (Full name: Amanda Benedicta Antony) 

Amanda Black

Date of Birth: 24 July 1993.
Occupation: singer-songwriter and recording artist.
Awards: Nominated for several music awards
Education: Had her High school at Kabega Christian School, Port Elizabeth. Later she studied Music Education at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

5. Lady Zamar (Full name: Yamikani Janet Banda) 

Lady Zamar

Date of Birth: June 19, 1987.
Occupation: Singer, songwriter, and writer.
Awards: Won the 2017 Song of the Year Award at the DStv Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards
Education: Unkown.

6. Shekhinah (Full name: Shekhinah Thandi Donnell) 


Date of Birth: 2 October 1994.
Occupation: Singer and songwriter.
Genres: Pop, R&B, Deep House, Afro-jazz, and Soul.
Awards: Won 2016 Best Pop & Alternative, 2018 Best Female Artist in Southern Africa, and Songwriter Of The Year.
Education: Unkown.

7. Juanita du Plessis 

Juanita du Plessis 

Date of Birth: 26 April 1972, Afrikaans.
Occupation: Singer and songwriter.
Genres: Country.
Awards: Won the CMA (Country Music Association in Namibia) awards as best singer, and best songwriter
Education: Unkown.

8. Simphiwe Dana 

Simphiwe Dana

Date of Birth: 23 January 1980.
Occupation: Singer and songwriter.
Genres: Jazz, Afro-soul, and traditional music.
Awards: Won AVO Session Basel award in 2005.
Education: Her high school was at Vela Private School in Mthatha. Gained her National Diploma in IT at the Wits Technikon, Johannesburg.

9. Simmy 


Date of Birth: 1994.
Occupation: pop music singer and songwriter.
Genres: Afro-House, neo-soul, neo-folk.
Awards: Won 25th SAMA awards as Newcomer of the Year, Best Afro Pop Album, and Record of the Year.
Education: She graduated from University of KwaZulu-Natal, with a degree in Social Sciences.

10. Nomcebo Zikode

Nomcebo Zikode

Date of Birth: 28 October 1985.
Occupation: Singer and songwriter.
Genres: House.
Awards: Won the 2020 KZN Entertainment Awards Awards as Best female artist.
Education: She graduated from Havatech College, with a degree in  Information Technology.