‘This Industry is Very Tough’ Singer Nomcebo on Success and Growth

Nomcebo Zikode is a South African singer most known for featuring & co writing on Master KG’s viral hit, ‘Jerusalema’. The single debuted on Billboard’s and Apple Music Charts as #1. Zikode shares with Forbes reporter Kristin Stoller the impact of her church upbringing, how tough the music industry is, and the importance of a great social media brand. Her debut album, Xola Moya Wam was released in 2020 with Open Mic Productions. The album reached certified platinum status after just a month, and Zikode has since signed with Sony/ATV music.

0:00 Start
0:09 Nomcebo wanted to become a Singer from a Young Age
1:20 How Nomcebo’s church upbringing affects her music background
2:38 The Rise of the Afrobeats culture worldwide
4:00 The impact of Social Media on Nomcebo’s brand and popularity
5:00 Success of ‘Jerusalema’ Single
5:51 What does Nomcebo wishes she knew before pursuing a career in the music industry?

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