Nomcebo Zikode recently brought home a Grammy Award and now she has also been announced the winner of the Forbes Top Entertainer award which was held on March 11, 2023, at the SunBet Arena.
The “Jerusalema” co-hitmaker told newsmen that winning the award meant a lot to her, “I’m humbled. It’s really an honour. I’m so happy. It shows that whatever I’ve been doing, putting in all my sweat and work, people do see it.
“For Forbes to recognise my work feels amazing. Forbes is a big brand we respect so to recognise me makes me feel wonderful,” she said.
Nomcebo stated that she is enjoying this phase of her life in which she is recognised abroad rather than at home, and she is not complaining.
“I always believe that God’s timing is never wrong. As much as I’ve been recognised more outside the country or overseas I don’t want to complain. Instead, I want to thank God that He has made me not only for South African but an international artist.
“I’m thankful to everyone who has been supporting me in South Africa and to everyone who has recognised my talent including Forbes. Maybe this is how God wanted things to unfold with me so I’m happy.”
During the 65th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Nomcebo, Zakes Bantwini, and Wouter Kellerman won Best Global Music Performance for their work Bayethe.
“Winning these awards means so much for me. Every artist would love to get that recognition. Whenever I go into studio to record music I’m not going with that mentality of winning awards.
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“I’m going to studio to do what I love with the hope of changing people’s lives and wanting to interact and touch people’s lives.”
She expressed her hope that the international prize will encourage others who look up to her to believe that everything is possible with her going forward.
“I believe I’ve put South Africa on the map as another South African artist to win a Grammy after Miriam Makeba who won this award way back in 1966. I strongly believe that doors are opening.
“I’ve got the feeling we are going to see more South Africans winning Grammys. I feel like someone might be inspired by what has happened to me, that it is possible. It doesn’t matter where you are coming from,” he said.
Speaking about what she’s currently working on, Nomcebo Zikode said, “I’m working on music. I will announce on my social media platforms when I’m going to release this new music.
“I see people on the socials have been longing for my music, they’ve been hungry so I can’t disappoint them. We are coming back with a banger, people are going to be happy.”