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Interview: Lady Du, Amapiano’s Sultry-Voiced Superstar, is Smashing the Glass Ceiling

Born into a musical family and performing herself since the age of nine, Dudu Ngwenya (aka Lady Du) has finally come into her own. With the smash success of last year’s ‘Superstar,’ she has truly become one, collaborating with some of the industry’s top talents. Lady Du’s musical journey speaks to her resilience, and her success can rightfully be attributed to her perseverance. On “Superstar”, Lady Du sings about aspiring to superstardom, even going as far as mentioning some South African celebrities that she looks up to! Today, her name is listed among the very stars she once mentioned on the track. Since 2020, she has collaborated with heavyweights like Oskido, Cassper Nyovest, Khuli Chana, Focalistic, De Mthuda, Josiah De Disciple, Busta 929, DBN Gogo and many others. Her signature sultry voice, which sometimes resembles that of a baby, can also be heard on some of amapiano’s biggest smash hits like “Umsebenzi Wethu”, “Dakiwe”, “Catalia”, “Woza”, “GUPTA” and more.