Grammy Award Winner Nomcebo Zikode Wins Big At The Traces Awards 2023
Written by Brooklyn Masuku on 24 October, 2023
Grammy award- winning South African singer and songwriter Nomcebo Zikode won an award for the Best Global African Artist (Female) at the Trace Awards 2023 this past weekend.
Nomcebo was a backing singer for 15 years before she worked with Master KG in 2019 to release the hit song Jerusalema. In 2020, she released her own single Xola Moya wam, which was the lead song of her album. It received a gold certification by the Recording Industry of South Africa in the first two weeks of its release.
As her career continued to blossom, in 2021 she was named a Good Ambassador for AIDONIC. Between 2019 and 2023, she has worked with many other artists such as Zahara and Ganyani. She has also won a Grammy award for Best Global Performance and Forbes Woman Africa Awards Top Entertainer. Adding to the list of achievements, Nomcebo recently won Best Global African Artist award at the Trace Awards.
Prior to the awards, she posted a picture on social media, captioning it:
“Coming to you live from Rwanda where I’m at for the Trace Awards, I’m honoured to be part of this ceremony and I’m looking forward to it .”
In a conversation with Times Live she said;
Are you planning to release an album any time soon?
Yes but before we release the full project I’m still going to release a few singles because I have more music that I want people to feast on.
How is life as an independent artist, and what are you most grateful for since going independent and launching your own label? How is that new venture?
I won’t lie and say it’s simple. But all I can say is that if you are willing to go an extra mile to learn something, then it’s doable. So it has been a journey but so far everything is on point. One of the artists under Emazulwini Productions whose name is Sykes is currently one of the hottest artists in the country and we have more artists and music coming.
rowlinnaicker congratulated: “Congratulations and here’s to many more to come.”
kids added: “Thoroughly deserved!! Congratulations, sis.”
any maps said: “It only makes sense. Danko!!! On God!!!”
tkofficialza was ecstatic: “South Africa to the world! In one day, I’m proud of you.”
neillchmp predicted: “With this God-given talent, there’s many more to come.”
It’s safe to say that, Nomcebo Zikode, really globally represented us at Rwanda’s 2023 Trace Awards!