Tusker Malt Lager 100 club presents, for the first time in Kenya, South African singer-songwriter Zonke Dikana. Zonke is scheduled to perform in Nairobi on Thursday, November the 22nd at the Nairobi Arboretum from 6pm and in Kampala on the 23rd of November.
The Port-Elizabeth born artist's music incorporates elements of Afro pop, house and folk music, and she can trace her musical roots to her father who was a drummer for Black Slave and Flamingo bands as well as her late stepmother Anneline Malebo, who was a singer for the band Joy. She began her musical career after being introduced to the then all-German band Jazzkantine, who later became known as Culture Clan after including Zonke and rappers Mandla and Mzo in 2003.As part of Culture Clan she scooped a Metro FM Award for the best R&B song in 2004 as well as the Channel O Best Video Award in 2005. Zonke released her first solo album, Soulitary, in 2004, in Europe. Zonke has worked as a back up singer for Bongo Maffin and collaborated with house music guru Frank Roger on the single All the Way which was released earlier this year. Her best known tracks include "Ekhaya", "Nomanyange" (with Jah Seed) and "Pleasure". This year, Zonke was nominated in 5 categories for the 18th Annual South African Music Awards, winning the Best African Adult Album category for Ina Ethe. Lovers of dance infused soul music will undoubtedly fall in love with Zonke's sound.
Zonke is the second artist to headline a Tusker Malt Lager 100 Club event, the first being Nigerian afro fusion artist Bez, who performed in Nairobi on the 28th September. Tusker Malt Lager 100 Club (TML 100) is a community of Tusker Malt consumers that offers the members an opportunity to relax with like-minded people and discover great African musical talent. One can register at select bars upon which you are furnished with a membership card which contains a unique membership number that provides access to information on various events, great African music and other member benefits. You can connect with people you share common interests with and invite them for a Tusker Malt.