South African R&B and Afro-soul singer Zonke has carved out a distinctive position in the musical landscape. She’s one of the country’s biggest stars but also the only female hitmaker in the game. Unlike almost every other female singer on the vibrant SA music scene, Zonke not only plays to thousands and releases multi-platinum albums, she also writes and produces her own material.
Zonke Dikana has long been one of the most accomplished songwriters on the SA music scene. She has written and co-written hits for dance artist Winnie Khumalo, kwaito rapper Thebe, late R&B star TK and also worked with legends like Bongo Maffin and Oskido.
Zonke has had a unique path to the top of the South African R&B heap. Her fourth studio album, Work Of Heart, sees a career of dedication and commitment continue with another assured work of talent and creative genius. It is destined to become another South African classic.
It’s been a long journey since Port Elizabeth-raised Zonke arrived in Johannesburg in the late Nineties, looking to break into the music industry.
SAMA award Best Live DVD 2014 for “Give N Take live”
SAMA award Best traditional album 2014 for “Give N Take live”
SAMA award Best Contemporary album 2013 for “Ina Ethe”
Metro award Best Female 2013
Africa Music Video Award for Most Gifted Female 2013