31 May 2024 ///

Zee Nxumalo Takes Center Stage at Nedbank Cup Opening Ceremony

South African amapiano sensation Zee Nxumalo brings her energy and vocal dynamism with an electrifying opening ceremony performance at the highly anticipated Nedbank Cup Final on Saturday, June 1st. Fresh off headlining the Soweto Derby earlier this year, the breakthrough artist will co-headline the Mbombela Stadium spectacular alongside Shakes & Les as Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns battle for glory.

Nxumalo’s appearance caps a whirlwind few months. Her electrifying halftime performance at the colossal Soweto Derby further catapulted her into the national spotlight. Hot on its heels, her smash hit “Thula Mabota” alongside Pabi Cooper has racked up over 5 million streams in just two months; its infectious dance challenge has taken TikTok by storm, further solidifying Zee’s status as a cultural phenomenon.

But this breakneck moment has been years in the making for the fast-rising talent from Johannesburg. With a debut album due later this year boasting an impressive array of featured artists—including Kabza De Small, TBO, 031Choppa, Shakes & Les, Mashudu, and Josiah De Disciple—Nxumalo is firmly cementing her place among the vanguards of South Africa’s music scene.

“I’m so excited to showcase my growth since the last time I headlined a big sports occasion,” said Zee Nxumalo. “I’m a lot more confident on the big stage, I have a better understanding of crowd control, and I’ve got more music to showcase. We’ve got so many more exciting plans for the year that I can’t wait to share.”

Shingai Darangwa, Zee’s manager, echoed her enthusiasm, stating, “This is another huge landmark in a period of sustained growth for Zee. She keeps pushing us to create more opportunities for her to showcase her talents and keeps rising to the occasion each time. I’ve got no doubt that she will make the Mbombela Stadium shake on Saturday!”

While the Nedbank Cup Final carries immense stakes for the two Premier Soccer League giants, the unstoppable force of nature, Zee Nxumalo, is destined to steal the show once again from her invigorating opening ceremony spectacle.

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Press release courtesy of Sheila Afari

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