The internet has played a major role in the rise of several South African musicians. A new DJ who hit the entertainment radar in South Africa this weekend is Uncle Waffles. The young DJ topped Twiter’s trending list after a video of her entertaining a massive crowd was posted on Twitter.
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Uncle Waffles became known not only for his Djing skills, but also for his fluid dance moves. She conquered the internet with her ability to entertain the crowd.
The short video she shared on Twitter has been viewed over 3.2 million times. Some Twitter users claimed they couldn’t stop watching the video!
5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT UNCLE WAFFLES
1. SHE IS FROM SWAZILAND
Uncle Waffles real name is Lungelihle Zwane and she is from Swaziland. In a YouTube video, she shared that she signed up in 2017 and immediately got down to business.
“I worked as a receptionist and as a personal assistant for two years.
She explained that she hopes to work in the creative industry although she didn’t say exactly what she wanted to do. Looks like she found her niche!
2. DRAKE THE SUITE
After her video went viral, she took to Twitter to share that Drake had given her a follow up on Instagram.
She couldn’t believe the news and shared that she cried over the phone with her managers.
She wrote: “I just called my managers and we cried. Guys, he’s the greatest artist in the world, all over the world.
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3. SHE TAKEN THE TIME TO MASTER HER CRAFT
Uncle Waffles shared his DJing journey with the world on his Instagram page. Before becoming an internet sensation, she worked tirelessly to master her craft.
She’s been a DJ for over a year now!
4. SHE IS A TELEVISION HOST
Uncle Waffles was a presenter of a Swazi TV show called Studio1. The 21-year-old presented the music and entertainment show alongside Siybonga Nsibande and DJ Stunner.
5. IT IS ON THE COVER OF A MAGAZINE!
The popular DJ won a huge modeling gig and ended up on the cover of Swazi Bride Magazine in 2018. She shared that after receiving the call, she didn’t think she was going to be on the cover of the magazine.
“The hardest thing was to hold onto that and not share that. I’m so emotional right now. God did this for me.