South African female singers

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  1. Miriam Makeba

    Miriam Makeba


    Zenzile Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer and civil rights activist.

  2. Brenda Fassie

    Brenda Fassie


    Brenda Nokuzola Fassie (3 November 1964 – 9 May 2004) was a South African anti-apartheid Afropop singer. Her bold stage antics earned a reputation for "outrageousness". Affectionately called MaBrrr by her fans, she was sometimes described as the "Queen of African Pop" or the "Madonna of The Townships".

  3. Nadine Warmuth

    Nadine Warmuth


    Nádine Hoffeldt (born in Johannesburg, 28 February 1982) is a South African Afrikaans singer, best known for the hit song "Kaapse Draai". She has also recorded a number of songs in English.

  4. Geneviève Waïte

    Geneviève Waïte


    Geneviève Waïte (born 13 February 1948) is a South African actress, singer and former model.

  5. Sybil Jason

    Sybil Jason


    Sybil Jason (born Sybil Jacobson; 23 November 1927 - 23 August 2011) was a South African-born American motion-picture child actress who, in the late 1930s, was presented as a rival to Shirley Temple.

  6. Yo-Landi Visser

    Yo-Landi Visser


    Anri du Toit (born 3 March 1984), better known by her stage name Yolandi Visser (stylized as ¥o-landi Vi$$er), is a South African-born singer known as the lead singer of the rave group Die Antwoord.

  7. Adrienne Camp

    Adrienne Camp


    Adrienne 'Adie' Camp, née Liesching (born 12 July 1981) is a singer and songwriter, who is known as the lead singer of the Christian pop-rock band The Benjamin Gate before the group disbanded in 2003. She briefly contributed to other artist's albums, namely her duet with rapper John Reuben featured on his album Professional Rapper and her background vocals on husband Jeremy Camp's albums Restored and Live Unplugged, after The Benjamin Gate disbanded.

  8. Sibongile Khumalo

    Sibongile Khumalo


    Sibongile Khumalo (born 24 September 1957) is a South African singer.

  9. Dilana



    Dilana Robichaux is a singer, songwriter, and performer who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is best known as the runner-up contestant on the CBS reality television show Rock Star: Supernova. She was the lead singer for Tracii Guns' version of L.A. Guns for a brief period in 2011.

  10. Yvonne Chaka Chaka

    Yvonne Chaka Chaka


    Yvonne Chaka Chaka (born Yvonne Machaka in 1965) is an internationally recognised and highly respected South African singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, humanitarian and teacher. Dubbed the "Princess of Africa" (a name she received after a 1990 tour), Chaka Chaka has been at the forefront of South African popular music for 27 years and has been popular in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Gabon, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast. Songs like "I'm Burning Up", "Thank You Mister DJ", "I Cry for Freedom", "Makoti", "Motherland" and the ever-popular "Umqombothi" ("African Beer") ensured Yvonne's stardom. The song "Umqombothi" was featured in the opening scene of the 2004 movie Hotel Rwanda.

  11. Judith Sephuma

    Judith Sephuma


    Judith Sephuma is a South African jazz and Afro-pop singer. She grew up in Polokwane and moved to Cape Town in 1994 to study as a jazz vocalist. In 1997, she graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Performer's Diploma in Jazz and went on to further study. In 1999, she won the "Best Jazz Vocalist" at the Old Mutual Jazz Into The Future competition and signed with the African division of BMG.

  12. Laurika Rauch

    Laurika Rauch


    Laurika Rauch (born 1 November 1950 in Cape Town) is a South African singer who sings in the Afrikaans as well as English language. She had a hit single in 1979 with Kinders van die Wind (Children of the Wind), written by Koos du Plessis. The song featured prominently in the Afrikaans television series "Phoenix & Kie" in the late seventies.

  13. Karen Zoid

    Karen Zoid


    Karen Zoid (born Karen Louise Greeff) is a female South African rock singer, guitarist, and song-writer.

  14. Dorothy Masuka

    Dorothy Masuka


    Dorothy Masuka is a jazz singer who was born in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia in 1935, then called Southern Rhodesia. She was the fourth of seven children and her mother was Zulu while her father was a Zambian hotel chef. Still, she attended a Catholic school deemed good by the standards of education allowed blacks. Her family moved to South Africa when she was twelve due to her health. By the time she was nineteen she was touring in South Africa with singers she had admired as a girl.

  15. Simphiwe Dana

    Simphiwe Dana


    Simphiwe Dana is a Xhosa Singer and song-writer in South Africa. Due to her unique combination of Jazz, Afro-soul, RAP and Traditional music, she has been hailed as the "new Miriam Makeba".

  16. Letta Mbulu

    Letta Mbulu


    Letta Mbulu (born 23 August 1942) is a South African jazz singer who has been active since the 1960s.

  17. Lebo Mathosa

    Lebo Mathosa


    Lebo Mathosa (17 July 1977 - 23 October 2006) was a popular South African kwaito singer.

  18. Rebecca Malope

    Rebecca Malope


    Rebecca Malope (born 30 June 1968) is a South African gospel singer. She hosts the TV show It's Gospel Time.

  19. Zolani Mahola

    Zolani Mahola


    Zolani Mahola (born 19 July 1981) is a South African singer and actor. Since 2002, she has been the lead singer of the South African music group Freshlyground.

  20. Louise Carver (South African singer)

    Louise Carver (South African singer)


    Louise Carver (born 10 January 1979) is a South African folk rock singer-songwriter and pianist.

  21. Zahara (musician)

    Zahara (musician)


    Bulelwa Mkutukana (born 9 November 1988), best known by her stage name Zahara is a South African singer-songwriter. She started singing in her school’s choir when she was six years old, and at the age of nine she was told to join the senior choir because of her strong voice.

  22. Kelly Khumalo

    Kelly Khumalo


    Kelly Khumalo is a South African superstar singer and actress. Khumalo is from Spruitview in the East Rand. She was named the Best Newcomer of 2005 in the Afro Pop music circuit. In May 2013, at the 19th South African Music Awards (SAMA) held at Sun City, she won the Best Female Artist award.

  23. Dana Valery

    Dana Valery


    Dana Valery Catalano (born 1944 as Fausta Dana Galli in Codogno, Italy) is a singer, actress, and television performer who started her career in the entertainment industry at the age of 16 in Johannesburg, South Africa where her family emigrated from Italy in 1947. She has performed on television, radio, Broadway and in live concert performances worldwide, including major cities such as New York, London, Monte Carlo, Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Johannesburg. She is the sister of the late singer and actor Sergio Franchi.

  24. Sasha-Lee Davids

    Sasha-Lee Davids


    Sasha-Lee Davids born in Atlantis, Western Cape, South Africa is a singer and the 2009 co-winner of season 5 of the Idols (South Africa) alongside Jason Hartman. Originally Davids was declared the winner. However, after it was revealed that a malfunction had occurred with the text lines in the finals, it was decided that even though Jason was the official winner of Idols, the title would be shared between him and the "runner up according to public votes" Sasha-Lee Davids.

  25. Thandi Klaasen

    Thandi Klaasen


    Thandi Klaasen (born 1931) is a jazz musician from Sophiatown, Gauteng. She is the mother of singer Lorraine Klaasen.

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