Nomcebo Zikode Biography: Exclusive, New Single, Ambassador, Age, Early Life, Education, Career, Jerusalema - Updated, 11th September 2020

She is one unstoppable force.

By  | Sep 11, 2020, 08:49 AM  | Nomcebo Zikode  | Top of The

Not only is she a regular singer but the recent hit she worked on with Master KG, Jerusalema, has placed her as one of the greatest musicians in the whole world.

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Nomcebo Zikode is a South African singer, song-writer and a performer as well. She made her debut in the entertainment industry in 2003 when she appeared on the talent search that was being run by Ukhozi FM. 

Before this hit, Jerusalema, a lot of people didn't know her, but she received so much love and support from fans all around the world for her great work. 

Here's how she rose to fame.

Nomcebo Zikode Exclusive Interview


Nomcebo became the most sought after vocal artist in the country and her career was fast rising. Nomcebo whose career as a backing vocalist spanned for 15 years, has grown in leaps and bounds as a musician as she can now handle the fickleness within the entertainment industry and work on her own projects.

Her first album titled Xola Moya Wam  has been keeping many on their feet as groove spots are open. Nomcebo revealed what inspired her album and how it was working on it.

Find out more about Nomcebo's journey in the music and working with Master KG here

Nomcebo Zikode New Single


She dropped her own track Xola Moya Wam and for the song, she has teamed up with Master KG.

The track is the first release of Nomcebo's upcoming debut album which will consist of five tracks. Xola Moya Wam sees hitmaker Master KG exploring the amapiano genre.

Speaking to Sowetan, Nomcebo explained that the album was inspired by her emotions when the COVID-19 lockdown hit the country.

"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," Zikode says.

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To add onto the great news, Nomcebo's blessings just keep adding up. The singer can add another achievement to her growing musical career, her song "Xola Moya Wam"  went Gold.



Congratulations!!!

Nomcebo Zikode Ambassador


If you ever doubted that hard work pays off, Master KG & Nomcebo Zikode will convince you otherwise. Ever since Jerusalema became a global hit, the two stars have been getting all the flowers to celebrate their record-breaking hit.

To keep showering them with all the love and support, Nomcebo with Master KG have both been selected to be Ambassadors To The World under the DSAC Cultural Diplomacy Programme. This appointment comes from the Minister of Arts & Culture Nathi Mthethwa.



What a way of putting South Africa and having i't culture celebrated all over the world. 

Congratulations Nomcebo!

Nomcebo Zikode Age


Nomcebo was born in 1994. She is 26 years old.
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Nomcebo Zikode Early Life


She was born and raised in Hammersdale, KwaZulu Natal. However, she later on in life moved to Johannesburg where is now staying.

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Nomcebo Zikode Education


She went to Ukusa High School in KZN. 

Just after completing her matric, she left her home in search of a career in music and that's how she found herself in Johannesburg. 

Nomcebo then enrolled at Havatech College where she obtained a qualification in Information Technology. 

Nomcebo Zikode Relationship


According to her Facebook profile, she is reportedly in a relationship with one by the name of Selwyn Fraser. 

Nomcebo Zikode Career


When she appeared on that talent search by Ukhozi FM in 2003, she became the winner and some of the runner ups were the likes of Nhlanhla Nciza, Lundi, Kholeka, and Zahara.

She then got to team with DJ Ganyani and they both produced, 'Emazulwini'. She also got to be signed as an artist under Open Mic Records and this meant the start of her solo career.  The record even got to be nominated at the SAMAs.

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Nomcebo then released her Afro-house single 'Imizamo Yami' which gained her so much recognition. She worked on the song with with Bongo Beat and it became an instant success.

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She has worked with the likes of DJ Ganyani, Mobi Dixon, Bongo Beats and DJ Mshega, Professor, Master ChengFu and Eyadini Lounge.

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Nomcebo Zikode on Jerusalema


With her time in the music industry, Nomcebo has done nothing, but released great music that has kept fans on the dance floor.

Nomcebo worked with Master KG on a great hit titled 'Jerusalema' which has become a global hit.

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Nomcebo has been receiving support from fans from other countries with people taking part in #JerusalemaDanceChallenge.


That challenge has even gone across borders and reached countries as far as Europe. this track will definitely get you on your feet.

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This gospel track had everyone dancing during the pandemic, at least it took their mind off things. It seems it does not have an age limit as well, as long as you can lift your two feet and get grooving.

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As if that was not enough his Jerusalema remix featuring Nomcebo and Burna Boy, debuted at number six on the Billboard World Digital Sales Charts.

Nomcebo seems to be on a path to only give her fans what they want which is to keep delivering good music. Her performance at #FactDurbanRocks showed that she's not about to stop doing what she loves.



Fans can't wait to see what her next project will be.


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