Since breaking into the scene with her first mainstream single “Pholile” featuring industry heavyweights Azana and Mlindo The Vocalist earlier in the year, Zee Nxumalo has firmly established herself as South Africa’s top new female vocalist. 

After following up “Pholile’s” success by showcasing her versatility with back-to-back hit features on veteran Zulu Mkhathini and newcomer Bandros’ “Shay’moto” and “Nguwe” respectively, Zee is now taking the music industry by storm with her new collaboration with DBN Gogo and Shakes & Les titled “Funk 55”. Just a month since its release in late November, “Funk55” has already been streamed over 3 million times across various platforms and is fast becoming the song of the summer. 

Speaking on the secret to her recent success, Zee explained: “I think it’s just consistency. It’s not always a matter of always making hits, it’s not about making big songs, it’s just consistency. It’s always being there at the studio sessions, photoshoots, promotional opportunities, and everywhere else I’m needed

Zee also shared how her trending hit single, “Funk 55”, which is currently one of the biggest songs in SA, came about. “Songs like this feel like they come directly from God. Just like with Nguwe, I didn’t write the song, it was a freestyle. I didn’t plan for it to come out that way. Funny thing is Funk 55 came when the Uber was waiting for me. We had requested and I was like Les let me record something quickly before I head out. So I did one take then I was done.”

Now, headed into 2024, Zee’s looking forward to dropping new music. She also shared that she’s looking forward to seeing her brand grow next year. “I feel like we’ve been cooking these pots and it’s now time to dish and serve the people. I’m looking forward to enjoying the fruits of my labour in 2024.”

Connect with Zee Nxumalo

Twitter: @ZeeNxumaloZA

Instagram: @ZeeNxumalo_

TikTok: @ZeeNxumaloZA

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