Nomcebo Zikode

Nomcebo Zikode
Birth nameNomcebo Nothule Nkwanyana
Born (1985-10-28) October 28, 1985 (age 35)
Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal, Republic of South Africa
OriginJohannesburg
GenresHouse
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Instrumentsvocals
Years active2005–present
Labels
  • Open Mic Productions (former)
  • Sony
Associated acts

Nomcebo Nothule Nkwanyana (born 28 October 1985 [1][2]), also known as Nomcebo Zikode, is a South African singer and songwriter. Born in Hammarsdale, Zikode was a backing singer for several years. She has collaborated with DJ Ganyani on their hit single "Emazulwini" (2018).

Having signed a record deal with Open Mic Production, she was featured on Master KG's chart-topping single "Jerusalema" (2019), which debuted #1 on Billboard Music charts and Apple Music charts .[3]

Life and career

Early life and education

Zikode was born in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal.[4]

She matriculated at Ukusa High School, later enrolling at Havatech College, obtaining an Information Technology degree.[5]

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.[6] As she did not own the songs, she was not permitted to perform them without the consent of the label.[7]

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.[8][9][10]

Xola Moya Wam:2020-

On August 14, 2020, "Xola Moya Wam" was released as lead single, which was certified gold certification by RISA in the first 2 weeks,[11][12] later reached platinum after a month of release[13] & peaked #1 on Apple Music Chart & iTunes Chart.[14] In August 2020, Zikode released a debut studio album titled Xola Moya Wam.[15][16] She collaborated with Master KG and Makhadzi on some of the songs.[17][18][19] "Xola Moya Wam", the lead single, received a large amount of air play and has went Zikode signed a global record deal with Sony/ATV Music in 2020.[20][21]

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

Discography

Studio albums

  • Xola Moya Wam (2020)

Singles featured in

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SA
[22]
AUT
[23]
BEL (FL)
[24]
BEL (WA)
[25]
FRA
[26]
GER
[27]
NL
[28]
SWE
[29]
SWI
[30]
UK
[31]

(DJ Ganyani feat. Nomcebo)
2019 Non-album single
"Jerusalema"
(Master KG featuring Nomcebo)
2020 1 2 1 1 2 3 2 31 1 55 Jerusalema
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.
Others
  • "Jerusalema" (remix) - (Master KG feat. Burna Boy & Nomcebo Zikode) (2020)
  • "Jerusalema" (remix) - Master KG feat. Micro TDH & Greeicy & Nomcebo Zikode (2020)

Personal life

Zikode is married to Selwyn Fraser and has two children.[32]

Awards and nominations

Year Awards Category Results Ref.
2020 1st KZNEA Best female artist Won [33]
2021 27th SAMAs Best Female Artist Pending [34]
Best dance Album Pending
Record of the Year Pending

References

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  2. ^ "HDS Ent: Nomcebo Zikode". hdsentertainment. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  3. ^ Ntombizodwa, Makhoba. "Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode's Jerusalema is officially a global hit!". News 24. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Nomcebo Zikode biography, profile, age, married, & place of birth". thenation.co.za. 17 June 2020. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Nomcebo Zikode Biography: Exclusive, New Single, Ambassador, Age, Early Life, Education, Career, Jerusalema". zalebs. 11 September 2020.
  6. ^ "DJ Ganyani's 'Emazulwini' music video, featuring Nomcebo, reaches two million views". Just Nje. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  7. ^ Aubrey Mothobeni. "DJ Ganyani, protégé sing a different tune". Sowetan Live. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  8. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/burna-boy/chart-history/FRA/song/1207441
  9. ^ Emmanuel Tjiya. "How hit song Jerusalema redeemed Nomcebo". Sowetan Live. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  10. ^ Nikita Coetzee. "How Jerusalema vocalist Nomcebo Zikode went from singing backup to taking centre stage". Channel 24. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  11. ^ Denika Herbst (3 September 2020). "Nomcebo Zikode rejoices as her new single reaches gold status". briefly.co.za.
  12. ^ "Nomcebo's "Xola Moya Wam" Goes Gold - ZAlebs". zalebs.com. 3 September 2020.
  13. ^ https://www.zkhiphani.co.za/musicnews-nomcebo-zikode-collects-platinum-plaque-for-debut-album-xola-moya-wami/
  14. ^ https://www.top-charts.com/s/xola-moya-wam-feat-master-kg-nomcebo-zikode
  15. ^ Sabelo Mkhabela (8 September 2020). "Jerusalema' Hit-Maker Nomcebo Zikode Releases Her Solo Album 'Xola Moya Wam'". okayafrica.
  16. ^ John (17 August 2020). "Nomcebo Zikode "Xola Moya Wam" Album Release Date, Tracklist, Artwork & Pre-add". ubetoo.
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  19. ^ Mxolisi Mngadi. "Master KG praises Nomcebo Zikode's new song titled Xola Moya Wam'". Briefly. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  20. ^ https://www.iol.co.za/amp/entertainment/music/local/jerusalema-star-nomcebo-zikode-signs-an-exclusive-global-deal-with-sony-093ccd05-7cb4-47f4-b1e4-18541afd4e24
  21. ^ https://www.news24.com/amp/channel/music/news/jerusalema-vocalist-nomcebo-zikode-bags-global-publishing-deal-20201029-2
  22. ^ "South Africa - Radio airplay chart". Radiomonitor. Archived from the original on 26 January 2020. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  23. ^ "Discographie Master KG". austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
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  28. ^ "Discografie Nomcebo Zikode". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  29. ^ "Discography Nomcebo Zikode". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  30. ^ "Discographie Master KG". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  31. ^ "MASTER KG FT NOMCEBO ZIKODE | full Official Chart History". officialcharts.com. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  32. ^ "Five Things You Did Not Know About Jerusalema's Nomcebo Zikode". iharare. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  33. ^ "Sjava, Nomcebo win big KwaZulu-Natal Entertainment awrds". Briefly.
  34. ^ Shumba, Ano (19 May 2021). "South African Music Awards 2021: All the nominees | Music In Africa". Music In Africa.

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