Grammy award-winning artist, Nomcebo Zikode, continues to make waves in the music industry as one of the most sought-after performers in the country. With a busy schedule that includes international performances and back-to-back interviews, Zikode is living out her dream and enjoying every moment of it.
Recently, the 38-year-old songwriter was honored at the African Grammy winners gala dinner held at the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel in Johannesburg. She received recognition alongside her collaborators, Zakes Bantwini and Wouter Kellerman, for their work on the hit song “Bayethe.” The gala dinner served as a celebration of their outstanding achievements in music.
Prior to the gala, Zikode was welcomed home with a ceremony hosted by the Durban Creative Industry and the eThekwini Municipality at the King Shaka International Airport. The event was a testament to her growing success and the impact she has made in the music industry.
Zikode’s Grammy award holds historical significance, not only because it is her first Grammy win but also because she is the second South African female artist to receive this prestigious international recognition. She follows in the footsteps of the legendary Miriam Makeba, who won a Grammy in 1966.
In an interview with IOL Entertainment, Zikode expressed her gratitude for remaining humble throughout her journey. She believes that her humility has been instrumental in receiving the blessings and opportunities that have come her way. She also acknowledged that the support and love from her fans have contributed to her success.
While Zikode is now recognized globally, she still considers herself grounded and is often reminded of her star status by her fans. Despite the challenges she has faced, including legal battles over royalties and having her song “Bayethe” temporarily removed from Spotify, Zikode remains resilient. She asserts that her work should be embraced and celebrated, as it has garnered unprecedented success, with “Jerusalema” reaching over half a billion streams.
Throughout her journey, Zikode’s faith has been a guiding force, helping her overcome obstacles and achieve remarkable milestones. She never imagined receiving a Grammy, but her unwavering trust in her faith has taken her to new heights, allowing her to travel the world and share her music with diverse audiences.
As Zikode continues to travel and perform globally, she remains focused on her loyal supporters and chooses to ignore negativity. She appreciates the support she receives from South Africans and music enthusiasts worldwide, recognizing that it is a testament to the plans that destiny has in store for her.
Although her schedule is demanding, Zikode, with her husband Selwyn Fraser as her manager, is committed to delivering new music to her fans. While she enjoys some downtime by indulging in TV shows like “Rea Tsotella” and “Our Perfect Wedding,” she finds relaxation and amusement in platforms like TikTok.
Nomcebo Zikode’s journey is a testament to her talent, dedication, and resilience. As she continues to conquer new horizons and inspire others with her motivational lyrics, her fans eagerly anticipate her upcoming music releases.