Three years since she first captured the public’s eye with her viral cover of Mlindo The Vocalist’s “AmaBlesser” (currently sitting at well over 1 million views on YouTube), 19-year-old South African singer-songwriter Zee Nxumalo has finally marked her arrival with the release of her anthemic debut single titled, “Siyajola”. Having honed her craft over the years and re-emerged as a polished star ready to make her mark on the music industry, Zee recently joined forces with platinum-selling independent label Punchline Media to officially launch her solo career. Inspired by the likes of Kelly Khumalo, The Soil and Brenda Fassie, Zee is a potent songwriter with the rare ability to pen catchy yet meaningful music that tugs at your heartstrings.
From a very young age, her family imparted in her the belief that she was a vocally gifted child, and her new single allows her to showcase that gift. Despite having gone viral on several occasions and establishing herself as a growing TikTok star over the past year, Zee is a muso at heart. Her quirkiness, humour and larger-than-life persona has seen her rapidly generate over 180K followers across Instagram and TikTok, with fans consistently imploring her to release new music for several months now. Having spent months in the studio honing her craft, the promising young star is ready to take things to the next level as she reintroduces herself with a new name (she was formerly Zee De Toxic), a new team, and a new single titled “Siyajola”.
Our host Roali M had a virtual chat with Zee Nxumalo about the acoustic version of Siyajola and more.