The name Siphokazi Mohapi has become synonymous with soulful sounds, poignant lyrics and sophisticated Afro-chic style. But what’s probably more celebrated than this woman’s musical gift is her humility. This award winning songbird is indeed a gift to SA music.
Born in Lusikisiki, Eastern Cape of South Africa were she attended primary school at Kwa-zizamele and then proceeded to Toli Secondary School. She then came to Johannesburg In 1999 and enrolled at Sibikwa Community Art Centre.
In 2000, she received a bursary from The National Arts Council, enabling her to enroll at Central Johannesburg College, where she completed her diploma in Music technology and igniting the music inside her and later become every house hold name.
Her first entry into the music world was in Japan for a cultural exchange which was her first international trip. Shortly after, she was introduced to a South African icon, Mr Tshepo Tshola, whom she started working with professionally at the start of her musical career.