Born in Lusikisiki in the Earstern Cape, as young as she was Siphokazi`s Afro-soul music with traditional jazz and gospel feel, touched the hearts and souls of young and old. In no time the creative composer had proven her worth and smoothly continued to lift her trophy. But before a house-hold name Siphokazi polished her talent as both backing vocalist and as a featured soloist with some of the country`s top talents such as Tshepo Tsola, Ringo Madlingozi, Pat Matshikiza, Simphiwe Dana, Zama Jobe and Stimela. Marking the success of 'Ubuntu Bam', Siphokazi walked home a happy woman following the 2007 South African Music Awards [SAMA] after being awarded the best Newcomer and Best African Adult Contemporary Album.
Adding to her success, she scooped three prestigious awards for Best Newcomer, Best Produced Album and Best Female vocalist at the 8th Metro FM Music Awards. After the success of her first release in 2006 Siphokazi released another album simply called ‘Ndinovuyo’ produced by Lawrence Matshiza and executively produced by the award winning Malambule.Let it be said that the thin female vocalist is no stranger to stage; she has performed at many concerts including the opening of the 2009 FIFA Confederation Cup hosted in South Africa and the opening of the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa.
When listening to her music, the humble and down to earth artist impresses listeners with a pleasurable sound and once she starts singing, it’s amazing to realise how talented she is. Siphokazi’s music is backed by solid song writing ability. Her skills as a composer coupled with her studio know-how, gives her music a unique feel. Siphokazi’s music is mature surprisingly so for a lady this young with vocal maturity that belies her tender age and comes across in her music. Siphokazi is tailor-made for the mellow genre.
It’s always great to hear an outstanding talent coming from youth league of South Africa. Siphokazi has proved to be another ambassador for jazzy afro-soul legends such as Letta Mbulu, Dorothy Masuku, Hugh Masekela and Merriam Makeba to name a few. Siphokazi is also an ambassador for One Love campaign that teaches young people to use condoms or abstain from pre-marital sexual activities. In her music, she talks about love, respect and humanity in our communities.