Uncle Waffles Biography, Age, Songs, Career
Uncle Waffles biography – Lungelihle Zwane also known professionally as Uncle Waffles, is a Swaziland born DJ and record producer based in South Africa.
Born on 30 March 2000, Uncle Waffle is famous for her Amapiano songs and dance. Most of her dance moves and videos are very popular on social media platform Tiktok.
Here is all you need to know about Uncle Waffles biography, Real name, age, nationality, songs, parents, career and relationship.
Uncle Waffles Profile
Real Name: Lungelihle Zwane
Stage Name: Uncle Waffles
Date of Birth: 30 March 2000
Place of Birth: Eswatini (Swaziland )
Occupation: DJ, Dancer, Record Producer
Uncle Waffles Biography
Born 30 March 2000, Lungelihle Zwane known professionally as Uncle Waffles is a Swaz-born DJ, record producer, dancer, song writer and artist based in South Africa.
Waffles was born and raised by her grandmother in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). The dancer did not know her real parents until she was a teenager.
Growing up, Waffles loved listening to South African house music and kwaito. Some of her favorite musicians includes Black Coffee, Lebo Mathosa and DJ Kent.
Before becoming a DJ, Uncle Waffle used to be a television presenter and host on Studio 1 on Eswatin TV but left following her replacement in 2022.
Uncle Waffle started living in South Africa after she moved from Eswatini to in order to further her education and pursue her dreams in music.
Uncle Waffles Career
In 2020, Uncle Waffle during Covid-19 lockdown learnt how to DJ. Later, she signed to South African creative agency KreativeKornerr, who book gigs for her in the across country.
In October 2021, she went viral after her dancing video during her DJ set at the Zone 6 nightclub in Soweto went viral on social media platforms. This led to Canadian rapper Drake noticing her as he followed her on Instagram.
Following her sucess and new found popularity, Uncle Waffle ventured in to music production. In March, she released her hit song “Tanzania” and later released her EP “Red Dragon ” later that month.
In September 2022 she released “Tanzania “ music video. Same year, she performed in Global Citizen Festival in Accra.
Uncle Waffles’ second EP, Asylum, was released in March 2023 and featured the track “Yahyuppiyah”. Her song “Yahyuppiyah” is one of the trending songs use on Tiktok.
In April 2023, she became the first amapiano musician to ever perform at the Coachella. Following the global success of her hit song “Yahyuppiyah” Uncle Waffles then shared video of her and American singer Ciara dancing on Tiktok.
Also, she is expected to perform at the Afro Nation Festival in Miami nd Portugal in June 2023. Uncle Waffle is one of the upcoming African artist in 2023.
Uncle Waffles Song
Below are the list of Uncle Waffles songs and features since her debut in the music industry.
- Tanzania – featuring Tony Duardo, Sino Msolo and BoiBizza
- Yahyuppiyah” – Uncle Waffles, Tony Duardo and Justin 99 featuring Pcee, Eeque and Chley
- Hayi” – Felo Le Tee featuring Uncle Waffle
In 2022, Uncle Waffle won the best DJ Africa at African Muzik Awards. Also, she got nominated at All Africa Music Awards for Best Female DJ.
Uncle Waffles Social Media
You can follow DJ Uncle Waffles on Tiktok @uncle.waffles and Instagram @Unclewaffles_