Uncle Waffles Bio, Age, Boyfriend, Albums, Net Worth

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Uncle Waffles Bio, Wiki

Lungelihle Zwane, professionally known as Uncle Waffles, hails from Eswatini and is a prominent DJ and record producer residing in South Africa.

Renowned for her contributions to the amapiano genre and her impressive dance skills, Billboard has crowned her the “princess of amapiano”. Her inaugural release, “Tanzania”, swiftly ascended to the number one spot in South Africa, achieving a remarkable 7x platinum certification.

Uncle Waffles Age

The amazing female DJ is formally known as Lungelihle Zwane and was born on 30 March 2000 in Eswatini South Africa. Currently, Uncle Waffles is 24 years old.

Uncle Waffles Height

Her actual height has yet to be revealed, but it will be updated as soon as her body measurements are released.

Uncle Waffles Family

Uncle Waffles was born and raised in Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland). She was raised by her grandmother through her childhood years since she didn’t know her parents until she reconciled with her mother as a teenager. The DJ and her mother had a strained relationship thereafter.

Uncle Waffles Boyfriend

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Uncle Waffles Education

She completed her high school education in Swaziland before continuing her studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, initially pursuing a course in information technology. However, she soon realized her heart belonged to music, a passion cultivated since childhood through dance and listening. Consequently, she made the decision to leave her IT studies behind and embark on a journey into the world of DJing.

Uncle Waffles Career

Prior to her rise as a DJ, Zwane’s journey began as a television presenter on Studio1 at Eswatini TV. However, her tenure ended in January 2022 when she parted ways with the show. It was during this time that a friend, also from the studio, introduced her to DJ’ing, utilizing a fifteen-year-old set of DJ decks. Eventually, Zwane relocated to South Africa to pursue her university education.

In 2020, amidst the COVID-19 lockdowns, Uncle Waffles delved into DJing, dedicating eight hours daily to practice. Signing with South African creative agency KreativeKornerr proved pivotal as they secured gigs for her in the fiercely competitive music industry. Her breakthrough came when she substituted for a DJ at Soweto’s Zone 6 nightclub in October 2021, garnering attention with a viral video of her dancing to “Adiwele” by Young Stunna during her set.

Transitioning into music production, Uncle Waffles dropped her debut single “Tanzania” in March 2022, preceding her EP, “Red Dragon.” The meticulously crafted single earned accolades, notably ranking as the eighth best afropop song of 2022 by Rolling Stone. Following this, her first UK and Ireland tour, organized by Piano People, marked the region’s inaugural all-star amapiano tour.

Subsequently, Uncle Waffles expanded her reach, releasing her debut music video for “Tanzania” in September 2022 and securing a residency on BBC Radio 1. She graced the stage at the 2022 Global Citizen Festival in Accra and collaborated with KFC South Africa for the exclusive “Uncle Waffles burger.” Her influence stretched across continents with tours in the US and Australia, earning recognition as one of the top breakthrough DJs worldwide by Mixmag.

In March 2023, Uncle Waffles dropped her second EP, “Asylum,” which swiftly earned gold certification from the Recording Industry of South Africa. A milestone followed in April 2023, as she became the first amapiano artist to perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Her track “Tanzania” even caught the attention of Beyoncé, who sampled it during her Renaissance World Tour.

The accolades continued with a BET Awards nomination for Best International Act. Uncle Waffles capped off her prolific streak with the EP “Solace” in 2023, featuring the hit single “Echoes” with Tony Duardo.


Red Dragon – Released: 16 March 2022
Label: Kreativekornerr
Format: Digital download, streaming
Asylum – Released: 31 March 2023
Label: Kreativekornerr
Format: Digital download, streaming
RISA: Gold – Solace
Released: 11 August 2023
Label: Kreativekornerr
Format: Digital download, streaming

Uncle Waffles Net Worth

Waffles’ net worth is speculated to be around $1 million.

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