Zoli Sway
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Zoli Sway

Johannesburg, South Africa | Established. Jan 01, 2005 | SELF | AFTRA

Johannesburg, South Africa | SELF | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2005
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Zoli Sway is a singer, songwriter and performer. She was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a completely self-taught singer, songwriter and performer. She started writing her own songs at the tender age of 14, but started singing much earlier. She started singing soprano at school choirs and grew up in a home full of music. She enjoyed singing so much that she was constantly performing for the whole family. Zoli, as she is affectionately known, was the music selector at home and knew every song that played mainstream in those days.

Zoli started performing about 13 years ago, when she became part of Future Alliance Records where she dabbed into Raggae, Rnb and House music. To explore she teamed up with DJ Giggs Superstar as a collabo where she learned how to DJ and perfect her Deep House feel and sound. Zoli then became a resident vocalist for 4 years at Fuel Café in Newtown where she would complement the DJ’s set by adding some freestyle vocals to entertain the crowd. She has also collaborated with Static P from Static Plastic.Com on a song (Ungowami). Over the years Zoli Sway has worked and performed alongside a few well known South African artists like TK, Pro Kid, Thembi Seete, Theo Nhlengethwa, DJ Zan D, Wilson B Nkosi, T-Bose, DJ Dolla and the late Lebo Mathosa to name but a few.

She then met Joh Hansen who plays guitar and together they were resident performers at TJ’s Music Club in Marks Park Emmarentia. She recently worked with one of the four Banks in SA where she wrote a song and performed it live for one of the Departments. She also performed for the Human Capital Africa conference in 2015 and at the Human Capital end-year function in 2016.

She has also done many private and corporate performances including restaurants and clubs like 115, Metro (Sandton), Love Revo (Maboneng), Maya Lounge (Maboneng) and SophiaTown (Midrand). Recently she has been given the opportunity to do Voice Over for one of the four Banks in SA and has developed a passion for it. In September 2018 she was invited by the Kathrada Foundation to sing as the main act for their 10th Kathrada Foundation Banquet with guests like Minister Ebrahim Patel, Mcibisi Jonas and Company CEOs. Zoli Sway’s social pages are interactive and she frequently posts herself singing and performing. During 2018 she performed a few times at the Vegan Hippie Connection Market. Zoli is also one of the founders and performers alongside Nisa Africa (new SA artist) at the Live Acts at House of Soul held monthly.  In January 2019, Zoli got to perform live closing the SABC 1 show called Expressions.

Zoli Sway is currently working on digitally releasing 4 of her best songs. She is working with talented, established and up and coming producers and musicians. On this project she is working with Cristyle Sifiso Mkhwanazi, Daddy V and Octave Harmonicstation.  She hopes to digitally release by late-2019. Fiercely independent, she is paying for the recordings and marketing herself.

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