Nomcebo on Grammy nod – “I didn’t expect it to come through so soon”

Nomcebo Zikode expresses excitement about the Grammy nomination received, despite not expecting it.

The singer who took to social media to announce her 1st Grammy nod spoke to SowetanLIVE about the nomination.

Nomcebo says the nomination is of great importance to her as it puts other African female artists on the map, which will gain them more recognition.

“I feel incredibly blessed and excited about the nomination, I honestly didn’t expect it to come through so soon but praise God it did,” Zikode said.

“This nomination means a lot to me because an accolade such as this puts African female artists on the map as a whole and I’m grateful that I happened to be the one to hold the torch.”

Speaking about the composure of the song, Nom said:

“At the time we composed the song, I was in such a great serene space, which can be credited to all the travelling I had been doing these past couple of months. Being exposed to different places and countries helped inspire the lyrics behind the song,” Zikode said.

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“When Zakes, Wouter, and I got together and decided to collaborate on a song a few months ago… to our surprise, we made magic.

“Right now, I’m about to do a show at the Opera de Nice and then heading to Jerusalem next week. My time in America and other parts of the world has been amazing, my band and I performed at carnivals in Miami, Trinidad and Tobago as well as the Bahamas. In all of this, I also received the keys to the city from the mayor of Miami… so these past few months have been very exciting yet humbling.”

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