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About

Nomcebo is a singer, songwriter and performer. She made her debut in the industry in 2003 when she participated in the talent search run by Ukhozi FM. She also featured on the hit single Jerusalema which took the world by storm. Get more in this Nomcebo Zikode biography.

Personal life 

Nomcebo Zikode whose full name is Nomcebo Nothule Nkwanyana was born on 28 October 1985 and raised in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu Natal. 

The star studied at Ukusa High School in KZN. After her education, Nomcebo Zikode left home for Johannesburg in pursuit of a music career. 

That did not deter her from furthering her education as she joined Havatech College where she studied Information Technology. 

What Language Does Nomcebo Zikode Speak?

Nomcebo speaks Zulu and English. In the opening lines of her hit single Jerusalema, she speaks in isiZulu, the most widely spoken language in South Africa.

Nomcebo Zikode's Career 

This part of Nomcebo Zikode's biography takes a look at how she rose to become one of South Africa's celebrated artists.

Nomcebo Zikode | Source: Instagram

In 2003, Nomcebo Zikode successfully contested a talent search competition by Ukhozi FM whose participants also included Nhlanhla Nciza, Lundi, Kholeka, and Zahara. 

She then partnered with DJ Ganyani and vocalised the songs 'Emazulwini', 'NTO' and 'Jabulile'. However, she could only perform the songs with the consent of the label as she didn't have the ownership rights. 

Nomcebo Zikode’s Song Jerusalema 

Nomcebo Zikode | Source: Instagram

After a relatively successful time under Ngayani Entertainment, Nomcebo became a solo artist and signed for Open Mic Records. 

She would then meet record Producer Master KG with who she released the hit song ‘Jerusalema’. The song inspired a global challenge dubbed the #JerusalemaDanceChallenge. 

And let’s not forget the Jerusalema remix featuring Nomcebo and Burna Boy that debuted at number six on the Billboard World Digital Sales Charts.

Nomcebo Zikode’s Songs

In August 2020, Nomcebo Zikode finally released her long-awaited album Xola Moya Wam. She spoke about what inspired her album and her experience working on it. 

"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".

Xola Moya Wam has five tracks in total. Together with producer Master KG, she explores the Amapiano genre. 

Nomcebo Zikode's Xola Moya Wami | Source: Instagram

These are some of her songs from the album:

Bayabuza: From the Xola Moya Wam Album, Nomcebo Zikode brings to life this new soundtrack called Bayabuza. The song features South African producer Bongo Beats.

Imizamo Yami: This was another collaboration with Bongo beats. The hit song Imizamo Yami is seventh on the Xola Moya Wam album which mainly consists of Afro House and Amapiano songs to maintain a perfect balance in the album’s production.

Ngiyesaba: Two of South Africa's most sought-after vocalists Nomcebo Zikode and Makhadzi collaborated to bring forth this hit song.

Indlela: Nomcebo Zikode’s Indlela is a delightful song from her debut studio album Xola Moya Wam. The song, a solo effort, has echoing vocals set for centre stage in South African music.

Throughout her career, Nomcebo has worked with popular artists such as DJ Ganyani, Mobi Dixon, Bongo Beats, DJ Mshega, Professor, Master ChengFu, and Eyadini Lounge.

The singer can now add another achievement to her growing musical career because "Xola Moya Wam" went Gold.

Nomcebo Zikode’s Haircut

Nomcebo Zikode's Haircut | Source: Instagram

Nomcebo Zikode's signature style is her haircut. She loves it when it's trimmed on the sides with a chunk of hair left at the top. 

Nomcebo Zikode's Hairstyle | Source: InstagramSpeaking about her hair journey, the songstress said she prefers a simple and short hairdo. This also applies to her hair routine which includes a visit to her barber, brushing it on a daily basis and applying moisturizer to keep it healthy. Unlike most celebrities, she admits that she shies away from being too adventurous. 

Nomcebo Zikode's Relationships

Who Is Nomcebo Zikode’s Boyfriend?

Nomcebo Zikode's Husband Selwyn Fraser | Source: Instagram

Nomcebo Zikode's son Mnotho Fraser | Source: Instagram

Nomcebo Zikode's son | Source: InstagramNomcebo Zikode has kept her love life pretty much under wraps. All we know is that she’s happily married to Selwyn Fraser with whom she has two children.

Are Master KG And Nomcebo Siblings?

Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode are not siblings. The two collaborated on the hit single, Jerusalema.

Nomcebo Zikode's Controversy

In 2021, Nomcebo Zikode claimed that she never received her royalties for the song Jerusalema which became a global hit in 2020 from her record label Open Mic Records. 

In response to her claims, producer Master KG, who was the main artist on the song stated that Nomcebo Zikode was paid 1.5 million rands which represents a 50% share of the proceeds as per their agreement.

He further argued that she was demanding a bigger share (70%) contrary to their agreement and thus her allegations. 

Open Mic Records on its part admitted to not having paid her as a result of a contractual dispute over how the royalties should be split between the artists. 

The label further indicated that payment will be availed as soon as she appends her signature to the featured artist agreement that details how the royalties would be shared. 

Nomcebo Zikode's relationship with the record label that she joined after she left Ngayani Entertainment soured and she has since been replaced by Zanda Zakuza.

Nomcebo Zikode's Cars

Nomcebo Zikode's Range Rover | Source: Instagram

Nomcebo Zikode's BMW 640d | Source: Auto Evolution

After the success that she’s enjoyed, Nomcebo Zikode rewarded herself with a white BMW 640d. In 2022, she added a Range Rover to her collection.

Nomcebo Zikode's Net Worth

What Is Nomcebo Zikode's Net Worth?

With the success of her debut album, Nomcebo Zikode's brand has received wider visibility and thus her earnings have increased. As of 2022, her net worth falls between $500,000 and $1.5 million.

Awards & Recognition

Nomcebo Zikode's Awards | Source: Instagram

In 2021, Nomcebo Zikode was nominated for Best Female Artist, Best Dance Album and Record of the Year at the 27th SAMAs.

  • In 2020, Nomcebo won Best Female Artist at the 1st KZNEA Awards.

Social Media

Nomcebo Zikode's Instagram: @Nomcebo_Zikode 

Nomcebo Zikode's Facebook: Nomcebo Zikode Artist    

Q&A

Who is Nomcebo Zikode's husband?

Nomcebo Zikode is married to Selwyn Fraser and they have two children.

Are Master KG and Nomcebo siblings?

Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode are not siblings. The two collaborated to release the hit single, Jerusalema, which has become a global sensation.

What language does Nomcebo Zikode speak?

Nomcebo speaks Zulu and English. In the opening lines of her hit single Jerusalema, she speaks in isiZulu, the most widely spoken language in South Africa.

What is Nomcebo Zikode's net worth?

With the latest success in her debut album, Nomcebo has risen to be one of South Africa’s wealthiest singers with a net worth of about $500,000 and $1.5 million.

Real name:
Nomcebo Nothule Nkwanyana
Occupation:
Singer and Songwriter
Birthday:
28 October 1985
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Scorpio
Birth place:
Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
Height:
N/A
Children:
Two
Net Worth:
$500,000 to $1.5 million or R7.7 million to R23.1 million

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Image of Nomcebo Zikode's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationship, Car, House, Net Worth
Real name:
Nomcebo Nothule Nkwanyana
Occupation:
Singer and Songwriter
Birthday:
28 October 1985
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Scorpio
Birth place:
Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
Height:
N/A
Children:
Two
Net Worth:
$500,000 to $1.5 million or R7.7 million to R23.1 million

About

Nomcebo is a singer, songwriter and performer. She made her debut in the industry in 2003 when she participated in the talent search run by Ukhozi FM. She also featured on the hit single Jerusalema which took the world by storm. Get more in this Nomcebo Zikode biography.

Personal life 

Nomcebo Zikode whose full name is Nomcebo Nothule Nkwanyana was born on 28 October 1985 and raised in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu Natal. 

The star studied at Ukusa High School in KZN. After her education, Nomcebo Zikode left home for Johannesburg in pursuit of a music career. 

That did not deter her from furthering her education as she joined Havatech College where she studied Information Technology. 

What Language Does Nomcebo Zikode Speak?

Nomcebo speaks Zulu and English. In the opening lines of her hit single Jerusalema, she speaks in isiZulu, the most widely spoken language in South Africa.

Nomcebo Zikode's Career 

This part of Nomcebo Zikode's biography takes a look at how she rose to become one of South Africa's celebrated artists.

Nomcebo Zikode | Source: Instagram

In 2003, Nomcebo Zikode successfully contested a talent search competition by Ukhozi FM whose participants also included Nhlanhla Nciza, Lundi, Kholeka, and Zahara. 

She then partnered with DJ Ganyani and vocalised the songs 'Emazulwini', 'NTO' and 'Jabulile'. However, she could only perform the songs with the consent of the label as she didn't have the ownership rights. 

Nomcebo Zikode’s Song Jerusalema 

Nomcebo Zikode | Source: Instagram

After a relatively successful time under Ngayani Entertainment, Nomcebo became a solo artist and signed for Open Mic Records. 

She would then meet record Producer Master KG with who she released the hit song ‘Jerusalema’. The song inspired a global challenge dubbed the #JerusalemaDanceChallenge. 

And let’s not forget the Jerusalema remix featuring Nomcebo and Burna Boy that debuted at number six on the Billboard World Digital Sales Charts.

Nomcebo Zikode’s Songs

In August 2020, Nomcebo Zikode finally released her long-awaited album Xola Moya Wam. She spoke about what inspired her album and her experience working on it. 

"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".

Xola Moya Wam has five tracks in total. Together with producer Master KG, she explores the Amapiano genre. 

Nomcebo Zikode's Xola Moya Wami | Source: Instagram

These are some of her songs from the album:

Bayabuza: From the Xola Moya Wam Album, Nomcebo Zikode brings to life this new soundtrack called Bayabuza. The song features South African producer Bongo Beats.

Imizamo Yami: This was another collaboration with Bongo beats. The hit song Imizamo Yami is seventh on the Xola Moya Wam album which mainly consists of Afro House and Amapiano songs to maintain a perfect balance in the album’s production.

Ngiyesaba: Two of South Africa's most sought-after vocalists Nomcebo Zikode and Makhadzi collaborated to bring forth this hit song.

Indlela: Nomcebo Zikode’s Indlela is a delightful song from her debut studio album Xola Moya Wam. The song, a solo effort, has echoing vocals set for centre stage in South African music.

Throughout her career, Nomcebo has worked with popular artists such as DJ Ganyani, Mobi Dixon, Bongo Beats, DJ Mshega, Professor, Master ChengFu, and Eyadini Lounge.

The singer can now add another achievement to her growing musical career because "Xola Moya Wam" went Gold.

Nomcebo Zikode’s Haircut

Nomcebo Zikode's Haircut | Source: Instagram

Nomcebo Zikode's signature style is her haircut. She loves it when it's trimmed on the sides with a chunk of hair left at the top. 

Nomcebo Zikode's Hairstyle | Source: InstagramSpeaking about her hair journey, the songstress said she prefers a simple and short hairdo. This also applies to her hair routine which includes a visit to her barber, brushing it on a daily basis and applying moisturizer to keep it healthy. Unlike most celebrities, she admits that she shies away from being too adventurous. 

Nomcebo Zikode's Relationships

Who Is Nomcebo Zikode’s Boyfriend?

Nomcebo Zikode's Husband Selwyn Fraser | Source: Instagram

Nomcebo Zikode's son Mnotho Fraser | Source: Instagram

Nomcebo Zikode's son | Source: InstagramNomcebo Zikode has kept her love life pretty much under wraps. All we know is that she’s happily married to Selwyn Fraser with whom she has two children.

Are Master KG And Nomcebo Siblings?

Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode are not siblings. The two collaborated on the hit single, Jerusalema.

Nomcebo Zikode's Controversy

In 2021, Nomcebo Zikode claimed that she never received her royalties for the song Jerusalema which became a global hit in 2020 from her record label Open Mic Records. 

In response to her claims, producer Master KG, who was the main artist on the song stated that Nomcebo Zikode was paid 1.5 million rands which represents a 50% share of the proceeds as per their agreement.

He further argued that she was demanding a bigger share (70%) contrary to their agreement and thus her allegations. 

Open Mic Records on its part admitted to not having paid her as a result of a contractual dispute over how the royalties should be split between the artists. 

The label further indicated that payment will be availed as soon as she appends her signature to the featured artist agreement that details how the royalties would be shared. 

Nomcebo Zikode's relationship with the record label that she joined after she left Ngayani Entertainment soured and she has since been replaced by Zanda Zakuza.

Nomcebo Zikode's Cars

Nomcebo Zikode's Range Rover | Source: Instagram

Nomcebo Zikode's BMW 640d | Source: Auto Evolution

After the success that she’s enjoyed, Nomcebo Zikode rewarded herself with a white BMW 640d. In 2022, she added a Range Rover to her collection.

Nomcebo Zikode's Net Worth

What Is Nomcebo Zikode's Net Worth?

With the success of her debut album, Nomcebo Zikode's brand has received wider visibility and thus her earnings have increased. As of 2022, her net worth falls between $500,000 and $1.5 million.

Awards & Recognition

Nomcebo Zikode's Awards | Source: Instagram

In 2021, Nomcebo Zikode was nominated for Best Female Artist, Best Dance Album and Record of the Year at the 27th SAMAs.

  • In 2020, Nomcebo won Best Female Artist at the 1st KZNEA Awards.

Social Media

Nomcebo Zikode's Instagram: @Nomcebo_Zikode 

Nomcebo Zikode's Facebook: Nomcebo Zikode Artist    

Q&A

Who is Nomcebo Zikode's husband?

Nomcebo Zikode is married to Selwyn Fraser and they have two children.

Are Master KG and Nomcebo siblings?

Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode are not siblings. The two collaborated to release the hit single, Jerusalema, which has become a global sensation.

What language does Nomcebo Zikode speak?

Nomcebo speaks Zulu and English. In the opening lines of her hit single Jerusalema, she speaks in isiZulu, the most widely spoken language in South Africa.

What is Nomcebo Zikode's net worth?

With the latest success in her debut album, Nomcebo has risen to be one of South Africa’s wealthiest singers with a net worth of about $500,000 and $1.5 million.