Lady Zamar Biography, Real Name, Age, Relationship

Lady Zamar Biography – Yamikani Janet Banda known professionally as Lady Zamar, is a South African singer, songwriter and entertainer.

The singer was born on 19 June 1987 in Tembisa but was raised in Thembisa, South Africa. This will share information about about Lady Zamar biography, Age, profile, early life, Career, relationship, controversies and Net Worth.

Lady Zamar Profile

Real Name:                                 Yamikani Janet Banda

Stage Name:                                      Lady Zamar

Born:                                                  19 June 1986

Place of Birth:                               Tembisa, South Africa

Country:                                             South Africa

Nationality:                                        South African

Occupation:                                    Singer, Songwriter

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Record Label:                    Universal Music South Africa

Net Worth:                       $80,000

Lady Zamar Biography and Early LifeLady Zamar Biography and Early Life

Born on 19 June 1986 in Gauteng’s Tembisa town, South Africa, Lady Zamar is one of South African most popular female singer, artist, songwriter and entrepreneur.

Although she was born in Tembisa, Lady Zamar family moved to Mamelodi in Pretoria where she was raised.  The singer says she comes from a music loving family.

Also, Lady Zamar reveals her dad absolutely loved singing and became the family’s vocal coach and tutor while her mum loved family worship.

Lady Zamar comes from a multi-cultural background as her parents raised her to embrace their different cultures. The singer can speak English, Malawi and Zulu.

What is Lady Zamar Real Name

South African singer Lady Zamar real name is  Yamikani Janet Banda.  However, her stage name is Lady Zamar because of its Hebrew meaning.

The name “Zamar” means to “Praise God through song and worship” in Hebrew.

Music Career

Lady Zamar became famous in 2014. This happened when she formed a duo with Junior Taurus after they met in 2011.

Their debut album Cotton Candy was released on October 14, 2015. The highly successful album produced three singles includes; “Mamelodi”, “Run Away” and “Pitori”.

The duo album Cotton Candy was nominated at the for both Duo/Group of the year at the 22nd South African Music Awards.  Following the sucess of their album, Lady Zamar revealed she’s ready to pursue her solo career.

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So on March 2017, Lady Zamar released her first solo album, King Zamar. The album was certified gold on February 2018 and double platinum in 2019.

Lady Zamar song “Charlotte” produced by Prince Kaybee, won the Song of the Year Award at the DStv Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards.

Her second solo album Monarch was released on 21 June 2019. Her single “This is Love” from the Album, won Best house single the 2019 4th ceremony of Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards.

Since her solo career debut,  Lady Zamar has versions festivals and concerts, including Vivo Nation Festival on 11 March 2018.

She also appeared as a guest judge on the Idols South Africa television show. On 5 May 2023, she released her latest single “World’s Gone Crazy”.

Lady Zamar Relationship

Lady Zamar likes to keep her relationships private and away from the public. The Cotton Candy singer dated fellow musician Sjava in 2017.

However the couple broke up in 2019 and Lady Zamar accused him of verbal and sexual abuse. Also, she said she only found out that Sjava was married when she was invited to his concert.

Lady Zamar Controversy

Sjava and Lady Zamar

Lady Zamar Controversy

After they broke up, Lady Zamar in an interview with Sunday World, accuse her ex-boyfriend Sjava of rape. In the explosive interview, she reveals that she was verbally and sexually abused by Sjava.

Reacting to the interview, Sjava denied the accusations and asked the public not to prosecute him in the court of public opinion.

Lady Zamar in response to Sjava’s denial announce she will be going on Instagram Live to give details of what happened. While narrating her experience with her ex boyfriend, she broke down in tears.

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However, the story received lots of mix reaction as some pointed the inconsistencies in Lady Zamar’s story while others believed her.

 Social Media

Follow Lady Zamar on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Tiktok @lady_zamar

What is Lazy Zamar Language

South African singer Lady Zamar speaks English, Malawi and Zulu.

Where is Lazy Zamar Originally From?

Lady Zamar is originally from Tembisa, East Rand, Gauteng, SA. Also it is important to note that lazy Zamar’s father is from Zambia and her mother is South African.

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