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Simphiwe Dana is a South African singer, songwriter, and composer. She was born on 23 January 1980 in Butterworth, South Africa. She is best known for her unique blend of jazz, soul, and traditional African music. Simphiwe Dana began her career in music in the late 1990s, when she was a backing vocalist for South African artists such as Sibongile Khumalo and Sipho Mabuse. She released her debut album, Zandisile, in 2003, which was met with critical acclaim. She has since released five more albums, including her most recent, Bamako, in 2017. Simphiwe Dana has won numerous awards, including the South African Music Award for Best Female Artist in 2004 and the Kora All African Music Award for Best Female Artist in 2006. She has also been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album in 2008. As of 2021, Simphiwe Dana's net worth is estimated to be roughly $2 million.

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Occupation Singer-songwriter, record producer
Age 44 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born 23 January, 1980
Birthday 23 January
Birthplace Butterworth, Transkei South Africa
Nationality South Africa

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Two years later, she was named the "Best Female Artist", with the song "The One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street", at the 13th South African Music Awards. She is a creative advocate of Afrofuturism and Afrofeminism.


Her third album, Kulture Noir, was released in the summer of 2010. She later released her live album, An Evening with Sipmhiwe Dana Live in Concert, which features her singing some of her best hits accompanied by a 27-piece orchestra. Dana has been vocal on topical issues in social media, including political issues in South Africa.


In 2005, Dana won the "Best Newcomer" award and Best Jazz Vocal album at the 11th South African Music Awards with her first album Zandisile.


She made a major impact in South Africa with the release in 2004 of Zandisile. The album sold very well and gained several awards, including some South African Music Award (SAMA) in 2005. On its worldwide release the album gained success in the Billboard charts and she won an AVO Session Basel Award.


From 2002, she sang in small clubs in Johannesburg, where she began attracting attention.


She schooled at the Vela Private School in Mthatha, where she matriculated in 1997.


Simphiwe Dana (born 23 January 1980 in Gcuwa) is a Xhosa singer and songwriter in South Africa. Due to her unique combination of Jazz, Afro-soul, Rap and Traditional music, she has been hailed as the "new Miriam Makeba". Dana is also known for her creative social commentary and activism through music as a political art form.

Simphiwe was born on 23 January 1980 in Gcuwa (Butterworth), Transkei, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa and raised in the town of Lusikisiki (in the Ingquza Hill Local Municipality).