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Simphiwe Dana

She has been described as an African Goddess because her voice just transcends you to another era . Her debut album Zandisile was officially launched in 2004 at the Johannesburg Music Hall, South Africa, when she shared the stage with Angelique Kidjo. Zandisile saw her winning 2 awards at the 2005 SAMA's (South African Music Awards). She won Best New Comer of the year and Best Jazz Vocalist. In this year's(2007)SAMA's her album One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street saw her winning 4 awards. She won Best Album of the year, Best Female Vocalist, Best Vocal Jazz Album and Best Contemporary Jazz Album. She was the main act at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Europe in January 2006. She was also awarded the Rising Star Award by Avo Session Basel in Europe. She also performed around Europe for 3 months since May 2007. She has become the most successful African artist to take Europe by storm in just a little over six months.

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