From South Africa to the world! This is a proud moment for Zakes Batwini and Nomcebo Zikode as they’ve bagged their first Grammy Award.
Zakes, flautist Wouter Kellerman and vocalist Nomcebo Zikode won the Best Global Music Performance award for their hit Bayethe at the 65th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California in the early hours on Monday.
“Thank you so much. This is such a beautiful moment on the road to sharing South African music and culture with the world,” Kellerman said during his acceptance speech.
Zakes Bantwini added: “I just want to say, we are coming from Africa, South Africa. And this moment right here to anybody who’s in Africa just proves and affirms that every dream is valid.”
Nomcebo sang a part of Jerusalema as she took the mic from her partners. She then went on to thank her family and team for their support.
This is Kellerman’s fourth Grammy Award and but for Zakes and Nomcebo as we previously said this big win is their first.
You can watch the proud moment below:
WE WON THE GRAMMY! Congrats @wouterkellerman @ZakesBantwiniSA @Nomcebozikode Best Global Music Performance- Courtesy Jen Su reporting via CBS | GRAMMYs for Entertainment News #GRAMMYs #Grammy #SouthAfrica #wouterkellerman #zakesbantwini #nomcebozikode pic.twitter.com/Q3wBsf9ys4
— Jennifer Su (Jen Su) (@jennifer_su) February 5, 2023
Zakes then went on to share the good news with his followers writing: “Unkulunkulu uNumber 1 (God is Number 1).”
— Zakes Bantwini (@ZakesBantwiniSA) February 6, 2023