Uncle Waffles: From lockdown DJ to Forbes Africa cover star

the captivating rise of Uncle Waffles, born Lungelihle Zwane, is nothing short of a modern-day fairy tale. The Swazi sensation has graced the latest cover of Forbes Africa, commemorating the magazine’s twelve-year legacy on the continent.

This cover story is not just about an artist’s success but a testament to destiny’s hand in shaping the life of a Generation Z icon.Uncle Waffles‘ journey to stardom was far from conventional. As she shared with Forbes Africa, her path to becoming an artist was entirely unplanned. A broadcasting job during the COVID-19 lockdown led her to interview a DJ, setting the wheels of destiny in motion.



Her story inspires us to embrace unexpected opportunities and follow our passions, even when they deviate from our original plans. The world took notice of Uncle Waffles when she graced the Coachella stage.US singer Kelly Rowland named her as her favourite emerging artist, praising her infectious personality and electrifying performances. This international recognition not only underscores Uncle Waffles’ talent but also highlights the global appeal of African music and artists.MZANSI MUSIC AND THE WORLD
Her journey serves as a symbol of Africa’s growing influence on the global music scene. Forbes Africa’s 12th birthday issue is a celebration of the continent’s thriving music sector, and Uncle Waffles is at the forefront of this celebration.Her heartfelt caption on Instagram, thanking God for choosing her, reflects her humility and appreciation for the opportunities that have come her way. This cover story is a reminder that success is often a combination of talent, hard work, and a touch of destiny.