Program Books/Zandile Hlatshwayo

Zandile Hlatshwayo


Zandile (aka Zandi) Hlatshwayo was introduced to the music industry in 2003 when she met Themba Mkhize who gave her informal training. She then started working for him as a backup vocalist. He introduced her to people like Shaluza Max Mtambo and Lucas Senyatso, among many others. In 2005, she became the lead of a group called Amantombazane, which was produced by Sizwe Zako. In 2007, Hlatshwayo joined Wadz Music Company, where she released her first solo house album, Life is a Journey. In 2009, she became a member of Soweto Spiritual Singers, which is led by Vicky Vilakazi from Joyous Celebration, and they performed at the 2010 Soccer World Cup with R Kelly. Hlatshwayo has also performed with Lira, Bebe Winans, Sechaba Padi, Thabo Mdluli, Jo Nina, Uche, Patrick Duncan, and Moses Molelekwa’s jazz band, among others.