Artist Spotlight: Zonke Dikana

Zonke's music is influenced by Busi Mhlongo, Miriam Makeba, and her favourite artist Brenda Fassie.  Work at Heart, her new album has elements of all and is a really worth a listen. Go and buy it now if you have not already. 

 Born in Port Elizabeth, now living in Johannesburg, her music is classified as Afro-Soul. Zonke has written many hit songs for other artists including Winnie Khumalo and Tsepo Tshola.  

"I write from the heart – I write for my fans – I write about what matters to me and I know someone out there is finding something in there for them"



  • SAMA award Best Live DVD 2014 for "Give N Take live"
  • SAMA award Best traditional album 2014 for "Give N Take live"
  • SAMA award Best Contemporary album 2013 for "Ina Ethe"
  • Metro award Best Female 2013
  • Africa Music Video Award for Most Gifted Female 2013