Fikile Floewe

Bio

Fikile Floewe (real name Fikile Dladla-Nxumalo) is a female singer from Swaziland. She is one of the country’s most gifted vocalists and composers who began composing and writing music when she was 15 years old. She draws her musical aspirations from artists such as Simphiwe Dana, Siphokazi, the late Miriam Makeba and Jill Scott. Her music career began in high school, having participated in the school choir. She realised she had an interest in musc and eventually trained as a soloist. Shortly afterwads, she won the 1995 Soloist of The Year award at Evelyn Baring High school.

After her high school, she saw an article in a newspaper citing that local artist Vamoose was looking for a vocalist and rapper to replace the late Qoshile Dludlu. She called the organisers and was requested to sing over the phone. She sang and was instantly approved. She left for Mbabane the following weekend and thus marking the beginning of her musical journey. The group was successful and performed at many events including M-Net Face of Africa Contest.

In 1999, she went solo and recorded an RnB album titled ‘Be My Friend’ at SBIS Studios in Swaziland under the guidance of Yanza music. She launched her solo career by making a transition from hip-hop to RnB. She continued performing her compositions and began writing her songs in her native language with a touch of English. Her first composition in vernacular was a song on domestic violence (16 days of activism against gender based violence) titled ‘Ngilamleleni’ earned her recognition from the U.S. Embassy and UNDP.

In December 2013, she released a new album titled ‘Mayibuye’. The 12-track project featured a number of artists including Bholoja, Msimisi, Sakkie and Lebombo. In May 2015, she had her first live show of the album titled at The Royal Swazi Spa Convention Centre.

She has collaborated on stage with artists such as Afro-jazz singer, Siphokazi Maraqana, Selaelo Selota,US Hip Hop Artist Toni Blackman to name a few. She has also done jingles for KFC, ILO, LUSWETI and more. She has also performed at one of Swaziland's biggest festivals Bushfire in collaboration with Lilanga and Temaswati Project.

SZMbabane, Swaziland

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