Zonke Dikana Biography: Age, Net Worth, Albums, Wedding, House, Husband, Sisters, Child
Zonke Dikana (born 11 October 1979) addressed professionally as Zonke is a South African singer, songwriter, and record producer.
The talented South African lady attended the national spotlight after her album, Ina Ethe got two times platinum certification.
The much-welcomed album also added a feather to her cap after being nominated in the South African Music Awards, in the Best Album category.
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|Full Name:||Zonke Dikana|
|Born:||11 October 1979 (age 41 years old)|
|Spouse • Husband:||Tumi Mokoena|
|Occupation:||Singer • Record Producer|
Zonke was born on the 11th day of October 1979 in KwaZakhele, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
She was raised in Port Elizabeth and moved to Johannesburg later on. Her father, Vuyisile Dikana, and stepmother Anneline Malebo were musicians.
Her father was the lead drummer for the musical band called Black Slave and Flamingo. Her stepmom sang for the band called Joy.
Her stepmother and father were very instrumental in her career choice and path.
Zonke Dikana completed her primary and secondary school education in South Africa.
She graduated from Masiphatisani High School in Motherwell.
She graduated with a degree in human resource management in 1997 from the University of the Free State.
Zonke Dikana started as a singer in the early years of her career. She is a veteran and has been in the field of music since 1998.
She was greatly helped by her stepmother, Anneline Malebo who introduced her to several singers such as Ringo, Joe Nina, and Deborah Fraser she worked with as a singer or songwriter.
She became famous for writing the lyrics of the song Africa, My Motherland for the band Jazzkantine currently known as Culture Clan; consisting of Zonke, Mandla, and Mzo. They released an album titled Africa in Germany in the year 2003.
Zonke Dikana‘s worked with Upper Street Records, Kalawa Jazmee Records, and TMP Records. She released one album with each record label;
- Upper Street Records — Soulitary (2004)
- Kalawa Jazmee Records — Life, Love ‘n’ Music (2007)
- TMP Record — Ina Ethe (2011)
Zonke Dikana recorded her first live album at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg. The album was titled Give and Take Live which was released by Sony Music Entertainment. The album went platinum and was well received by fans.
She released her next album titled Work of Heart inspired by the death of her sister Lulu Dikana in 2014.
She performed alongside Lionel Ritchie in 2016 even he came to South Africa for a musical tour.
Zonke Dikana‘s recorded albums include;
- Life, Love n Music
- Ina Ethe
- Work of Heart
She has one single live album titled Give and Take Live.
Zonke Dikana has over 391,000 followers on his Instagram and Twitter account @zonkemusic.
Zonke Dikana is married to Tumi Mokoena. She has two children Noah aged 6 and Milani aged 16 .
Her parents are late. She lost both of her sisters during the last decade and tries to honor their memories through her music. It is noticed that her songs have an emotional touch.
Her songs are a mixture of her native language Xhosa and English.
The award-winning South African musician, Zonke Dikana has an estimated net worth of $800,000-$5,000,000.
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