Wanda Baloyi biography, age, profile, songs, father, background

Wanda Baloyi (born 6 May 1980 in Johannesburg) is a South African- Mozambican singer. The Afro-soul and R&B singer has bagged the KORA and SAMA awards.

Lately, she decided to try out being a hose Disk Jockey. She began doing music in her days in high school.

She was a member of the group girl-group Ghetto Luv and was the lead singer.

She has also performed with big names on stage both on the local and international scene.

She was honored to share the stage with Oleta. According to her, Oleta is one of the voices she listened to while growing up.

Profile

Wanda Baloyi biography
NameWanda Baloyi
Born6 May 1980 (age 41 years)
Johannesburg
GenderFemale
NationalitySouth African
Mozambican
FatherJaco Maria
ProfessionDJ, Singer
GenreAfro-soul
R&B

Background

Wanda was born on 6 May 1980 to the family of Jaco Maria in Johannesburg. Her parents are Mozambican and played huge roles in shaping her into who she is today.

In her words, both her father and mother added their spices both good and bad. Her father was a lead singer in Ozila, a popular act in the 80s.

Though, she draws her inspiration from her father Jaco Maria. Brenda Fassie, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Chaka Khan, and Anita Baker also inspire her.

The songbird has dropped 4 albums. Hailing from a multicultural background has a positive impact on her music profession. 

Career

She has had collaborations with music heavyweights in South Africa. Wanda collaborated with Thembi Seete on Sure Ntombazana. The song was for the hit television serial Yizi Yizo 2.

Wanda was offered an opportunity to record her debut solo project “Voices” with Jimmy Dludlu in 2003.

The project received positive feedback from music lovers and earned her a KORA Award.

She smiled home with the Best African Arrangement 2004. She is a nominee for 2 SAMA awards and a Channel O music video (2005-2006).

The next album under her belt is “So Amazing” in 2006. In 2009, after three years, she dropped another album titled “Colours“.

Love & Life release followed in 2013 and was produced by Kabomo. The producer was also behind the production of the single Bitter Sweetness.

The singer has held performances in notable festivals in and outside South Africa. Other countries on her visited list are Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Nigeria.

 Discography

ProjectsSongs
VoicesGentle Rain
No mi Toca
Gegege
Iyaguduza
Afrika Unite
Wanda/So AmazingFalling For You
So Amazing
De Ja Voux
Lakutshoni Langa
Come And Go With Me
Uzobuyanini
Papa
Soul Jam
ColoursCD Break
Mama
Love & LifeKisses
Indoda
Bitter Sweetness
Happy To Love
Ungowam’
Within The Song
Thinking
Ukuzimisela
Awake
Summer Invitations
Dancing Heart
Private Suite
Mirrored
Gospel in Me Concert Vol. 2Holy One
Medley
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door 

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