Nomcebo Zikode Accepts Forbes Woman Africa’s Top Entertainer Award
Written by Brooklyn Masuku on 14 March, 2023
Nomcebo Zikode, the South African Grammy Award-winning Singer-Songwriter, was recently awarded at the Forbes Women Africa Leading Women Summit and Awards in Pretoria. This prestigious event, held on March 8, 2023, is dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women in various fields, including business, entertainment, and politics.
Nomcebo Zikode was recognized for her outstanding contribution to the music industry and her efforts in promoting African music globally. She rose to international fame with her hit song “Jerusalema,” which has become a global sensation, earning over 600 million views on YouTube.
“Perseverance n grit allowed me 2 overcome all the obstacles that came against me”
Thank u to Forbes Africa 4 the recognition not only as a global musician but also as a keynote speaker, the work u have done 2 empower women from all walks of life is outstanding!
— Nomcebo Zikode (@Nomcebozikode) March 8, 2023
Zikode was overflowing with gratitude, highlighting that, although there is a lot happening in the entertainment industry, gaining recognition is incredible.
“There’s so much that is happening in this industry—and when I say so much, I mean going through so much. So, for me, as a woman, to be recognized by Forbes Africa is great,”
This time, it’s a strapless monochrome mermaid dress with some interesting feather-like detailing on its bodice. Nomcebo paired her dress with a fabulous Afro-centric choker necklace, bold earrings, an earth-toned face beat and her signature low-cut hairstyle. She also rocked a figure-hugging chocolate brown jumpsuit for her performance at the event.
In addition to her success as a musician, Nomcebo Zikode has also been a champion for women’s rights and gender equality. She has used her platform to speak out against gender-based violence and to encourage women to pursue their dreams.
The Forbes Women Africa Leading Women Summit and Awards is a significant event that recognizes the achievements of women who have made significant contributions to their fields. Nomcebo Zikode’s award is a testament to the impact of her music and her commitment to empowering women. Her success is an inspiration to young women across the continent and around the world.