Uncle Waffles’ ‘Yahyuppiyah’ and ‘Tanzania’ reach Multi-Platinum status
Written by Brooklyn Masuku on 20 June, 2023
Award winning DJ and record producer, Uncle Waffles announces hitting major milestones with her two songs, Yahyuppiyah and Tanzania.
The two songs have been certified multiple platinum and she took to social media to show off the plaques:
My first two leading singles thank you!! pic.twitter.com/ecqvlM4dp9
— Waffles🐉 (@unclewaffffles) June 16, 2023
‘Tanzania’ houses as the lead single off of her 2022 debut EP, ‘Red Dragon’ and is officially a seven times platinum-selling hit. ‘Yahyuppiyah’ is the lead single off of Waffles’ latest EP, ‘Asylum’ and has received its certification as a four times platinum-selling single.
Lungelihle Zwane, known professionally as Uncle Waffles, is a Swazi-born DJ and record producer based in South Africa. She is noted for her work in the amapiano genre and her dance abilities, with Billboard describing her as the “princess of amapiano”. Her debut single, “Tanzania”, reached number one in South Africa, and was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa.
Uncle Waffles has been on an upward trajectory since her breakthrough in the industry in 2021. She has managed to gain prominence both locally and internationally and continues to reach greater heights in her career with her latest achievements such as making history at Coachella earlier this year, as well as being nominated for the 2023 BET Awards.
The songs are so big that even international stars jumped on it, partaking in the challenge. The Amapiano star also shared a video to her TikTok of Ciara doing the ‘Yahyuppiyah’ challenge, a song she made with her fellow South African artists Tony Duardo and Justin99, including Pcee, EeQue and Chle.
In April 2023, she became the first amapiano musician to ever perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Her song “Tanzania” was sampled by American singer Beyoncé in a dance break on the Renaissance World Tour setlist, to which Uncle Waffles reacted with the statement “I’m crying, wow,” on Instagram.
Great job, Waffles!