ZULU LOVE is a Johannesburg (South Africa) based band starring some of Soweto's top performers. Their deep rich African harmonies blend traditional styles such as isicathamiya with upbeat African soul.

Nathi

Nkosinathi Malinga

Nathi is the director and main composer of Zulu Love. He started singing professionally at the age of 19 when he was hired by Gibson Kente to sing the lead in the musical “How Long” at he Baxter Theatre in Capetown. He also starred in other Gibson Kente productions such as “Ezkiakithi” , “Woza Ndoda” and “The Call”. He has worked extensively in musical theatre with many directors such as Bongeni Ngema. In 2011 he joined Mtahakathi Entertainment as a composer and arranger for big productions such as “Spirit and Bones” and “Stimela the Musical”. He also performed lead roles in these shows. He works freelance as a voice coach, composer and arranger and has toured Zimbabwe, Australia, New Zealand and USA.

Siya

Siyabonga Hlatswayo

Siya started performing at the early age of 10. He is an actor, singer and drummer and starred in musical productions such as “The Call”, “Mfowethu and the Call Director”, “Spirit and Bones” and “Stimela the Musical”, singing lead roles. He also has extensive stage experience as an actor. He played leads in “Romeo and Juliet”, “Animal Farm”, “Sins of a Man”, “Things Fall Apart” and “Like Cain and Abel”. He has appeared on Mzanzi Magic TV and has toured Zimbabwe, Australia, New Zealand and USA.

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Jabulani Mola

Jabu started singing in his high school’s boy choir. He toured Europe for three years with African Footprint. In 2010, as part of the Soweto Spiritual Singers he collaborated with R. Kelly for the 2010 Soccer World Cup opening song. He worked with the legendary queen of African gospel Rebecca Malopa in her musical. As part of Soweto Entsha he performed at the Edinburgh Fringe for three years, the London Olympics in 2012 and the Common Wealth Games in Glasgow 2013.

Bongani

Solomon Monaledi

Solomon is a singer-songwriter and guitarist. He started playing music from the age of 10 and studied music and sound engineering at The University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. In 2010, he started “Divine Souls” with Mxolisi Mkwanazi, touring South Africa with appearances at the Graham’s Town Fest and Dumila TV.

Mxolisi

Mxolisi Mkwanazi

Mxolisi is a singer and dancer and was part of the Soweto Dance Company. In 2010, he started “Divine Souls” with Solomon Monaledi, touring South Africa with appearances at the Graham’s Town Fest and Dumila TV.