Other women who won awards at the event include Nonkululeko Gobodo, Gloria Serobe, Louisa Mojela, Michaela Mycroft, Funmi Adewara, Rabia Johnson, and many more.
By Hope Ibiale
South African Grammy-award-winning singer, Nomcebo Zikode, has been announced as the recipient of the 2023 Forbes Woman Africa “Top Entertainer” award. The award ceremony, which was held on the International Women’s Day, was organised to celebrate female trailblazers in different industries like music, film, politics, business, and technology. Other women who won awards at the event include Nonkululeko Gobodo, Gloria Serobe, Louisa Mojela, Michaela Mycroft, Funmi Adewara, Rabia Johnson, and many more.
During her acceptance speech at the awards gala dinner at the Sun Bet Arena in Pretoria, Zikode said, “For me, as a woman, to be recognised by big brands such as Forbes. I’m feeling so grateful. I’m feeling honoured. Thank you so much for recognising my talent. I know that many of you when you see us, you always think that everything is just flashy. Life is all good and all of that, but to tell you the honest truth, there is so much happening in this industry. The industry is very stressful.”
Nomcebo Zikode is a singer and songwriter who debuted in 2018 after being a backup singer for fifteen years. Ever since her debut, Zikode has co-written and featured on Master KG’s “Jerusalema,” and she has gone on to win a Grammy award.
For eight years, Forbes Woman Africa’s Leading Women Summit has created powerful connections and communities. The organisation has also celebrated and recognised women from all over Africa who are groundbreakers in their respective fields of work. Intending to showcase female leaders and luminaries scripting a new vision for Africa, Forbes Woman Africa continues to create a winning environment for African women.