Uncle Waffles

Uncle Waffles is setting her sights on the grand stage of the 66th annual Grammy Awards. Her rise to stardom began in 2021, propelled by a viral video showcasing her electrifying dance moves to Young Stunna's "Adiwele." Since then, Uncle Waffles has been riding a wave of success, transitioning from a local sensation in the vibrant clubs of Soweto to a global icon, consistently selling out arenas across Europe.

Amidst this meteoric ascent, Uncle Waffles took to her Instagram timeline to share exhilarating news with her fans. She revealed that she is now in contention for not one but two Grammy nominations. Her latest album is being considered for the Best Global Music Album, while her track "Yahyuppiyah" has earned her a spot in the running for Best African Music Performance.

She expressed her gratitude for the incredible journey she's been on, stating that it's been an amazing year and that she has played 100+ international shows this year alone. She said she is so grateful for everything that continues to happen in her life. She also commemorated the two-year anniversary of the moment when her life took a remarkable turn.

Uncle Waffles further excitedly announced her Grammy ambitions and called upon her devoted supporters to help her achieve this dream. She said that this part of her journey is even more exciting, as she is proud to announce that she is in the running for two Grammy nominations. She went further to urge the members of the @recordingacademyfor their support and asked them to help share her post. She also appreciated everyone who made this song what it is.

The Grammy Awards have increasingly recognized the talent of South African artists. Notable figures such as Zakes Bantwini, flautist Wouter Kellerman, and vocalist Nomcebo Zikode recently brought honor to Mzansi by winning the Best Global Music Performance award for their chart-topping hit, "Bayethe."

For Uncle Waffles, whose real name is Lungelihle Zwane, the journey of success continues, as she was recently featured on the cover of Forbes Africa's 12th anniversary issue for October and November. In response to this remarkable milestone, she expressed her heartfelt gratitude to her devoted fans and said that the journey continues to be a journey of the impossible, and as a matter of fact, it has just begun.