Meet: Zani Challe.
Zani Challe was born to Malawian parents in Cape Town, South Africa. She has spent a lot of time between her mother land and birth country.
With a talent deeply rooted in Malawi, where she lived all through her high school years before returning to South Africa at the age of 18, this queen has brilliantly been able to infuse the Malawian culture into the pop culture.
Chronicling her career, 2007 remains the advent of Zani’s entertainment career when she hit a home run with her first gig as a Radio DJ with Malawi’s Star FM. That became the genesis of her entry into the world of showbiz as she later went on to Power 101 FM where she produced and co-hosted Drive Time (a Prime time show) in Malawi alongside Tony Friday.
In 2010, the zeal to perfect and polish up her natural God given talent became a necessity, hence her decision to attend Damelin College where she majored in Contemporary Music Vocals. It was at this point that Zani found her music family, a band called ‘Burning Strings’. Together with the band, she performed contemporary music across a broad genre from jazz, to rock, to pop just to mention a few.
This queen released her debut single entitled Gwada in 2013 and went on to release the second single from her forthcoming album, Ndiphundzitse, in 2015. Ndiphundzitse went on to top Malawian urban music charts. With the video getting a nomination at the UMP Media Awards.
Having conquered the Malawian market and already stamped her imprint, the urge to penetrate into the West African market became Zani’s priority in 2015. Her sojourn yielded positively as she hooked top flight West African producer with Nigerian origin,E -Kelly.
2016 saw Zani releasing her third single featuring Nigerian star Patoranking called Single Tonight. 2016 also brought forth a well deserved nomination at the AFRIMA 3.0 (All Africa Music Awards) held in Lagos, Nigeria. Challe was nominated in the category Revelation of the African Continent, alongside acts from all across Africa, including Emtee , Falz , E.L and Yamoto Band.
This queen went on to win Female of the year UMP Media Awards in Malawi in 2016. In 2017 Zani Continued to make strides in the industry. Releasing her 4th single titled Chikondi Chako . Following the release of her afro pop hit Challe was nominated once again in the Malawian UMP Media Awards in the Best female, Best Video and Song Of the Year categories.
She then went on to get yet another international award nomination in the Best Newcomer category in the AFFRIMA Awards in Houston Texas. Alongside the likes of Maleek Berry.
2018 Has started off on a high note for this talented queen, as she went on to win the Best Female Artist in the Nyasa Music Awards (Malawian Music Awards).
Her 5th Single Chule featured Zimbabwe’s dancehall king Buffalo Souljah. Zani Challe also featured on a song with Da Les, Beenie Man, Tay Grin and Buffulo Souljah titled Boombastic.
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