BONJ

Bio

After being hand-picked to tour with Sam Smith on the South African leg of their “Thrill of it All” World Tour, Bonj is more motivated than ever to share her gift with audiences worldwide. Whilst classically-trained in Jazz, it was the love of dance and soul that led to Bonj seeing two back-to-back radio successes with the hits Til The Tide and later, with friend and fellow female force, DJ Zinhle with the track Against The Grain. Bonj’s live performance sees the singer alongside respected multi-instrumentalist, Clem Carr, delivering a mix of processed beats and live musicianship combining dance, house and soul. She describes her sound as a blend of electronic music with soulful melodies and groove.

Born and bred in Soweto, Bonj has been immersed in the music industry for over 10 years, and like many iconic singers, she began singing in the church. After graduating from the National School of the Arts in 2007, Bonj began her singing career in earnest. In 2009 she relocated to Cape Town and began studies in Jazz music at UCT. Coming from a music-loving family, you can immediately hear her influences drawn from Gospel, Jazz, R&B, Soul, House & Kwaito. She has performed alongside many great South African and international artists such Mafikizolo , Zakes Bantwini ,Zonke ,Lady Zamar, Little Dragon, The Wailers, Petite Noir and many more. After her studies, in 2017 Bonj moved back to Johannesburg to pursue her musical career. Shortly after multi-award winning Singer,Songwriter and Producer TRESOR signed her to his label Jacquel Entertainment Group, in partnership with Universal Music Group, after he was amazed by her live show. Bonj wrote a song called “Ndaweni” on Anatii’s highly acclaimed sophomore album Iyeza. In September 2019, she travelled to New York to speak at the UN’s Social Good Summit and perform at the UN General Assembly.

Bonj recently released her debut EP titled "A Journal". "A Journal" is available for downloads d streaming on all major digital platforms.

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Ain't It True
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Shivers
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Fly Away
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Like A Movie
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Against The Grain (Radio Edit)
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Against The Grain
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Marseille
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Marseille (Mixed)
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Til The Tide
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Kaleido & House Victimz Feat. Bonj- Uthando(Original Mix)
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Bernardo (DJ Monique Remix)
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Videos

Bonj - Fly Away
Bonj, DJ Zinhle - Against The Grain (Audio)
Bonj - Til The Tide
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