Uncle Waffles has been in the mainstream music and DJing industry for less than two years. However, in that time, the Tanzania hitmaker has solidified herself as one of the most lucrative exports in the country in terms of Amapiano.
From garnering the affections of international names like Drake and Khelani, to playing all over the world. Uncle Waffles has added yet another milestone in her brief but impactful and inspiring career.
As the New Year kicks into full throttle, the United States has kicked off its award season and the countdown to its most popular music festival, Coachella. A festival which arguably received international attention following the first ever female American headliner, Beyonce, performing back in 2018.
As the festival announced its lineup for 2023, the official poster confirmed that there were two South African acts included in their lineup. The first was none other than Uncle Waffles who took to her social media to confirm the news.
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Uncle Waffles really had one crazy run. In a span of two years , she went from someone who just trended because of her moves behind the decks , to being noticed by Drake , then having shows in the rest of Africa to Europe and now she is on the lineup of Coachella.
However, Uncle Waffles is not the only South African act set to perform at the festival. This is as fellow producer-DJ Kyle Watson has also been confirmed as another act set to perform during Coachella 2023. The feat comes as Watson had embarked on a US national tour in 2022.
While the news of Uncle Waffles and Kyle Watson’s scheduled performance at Coachella is a reason to celebrate South African acts and their impact internationally. The two only mark the continued flex that South Africa has in terms of being leaders in terms of tastemaking and influential acts.
Other notable names to have performed at the popular festival include Black Coffee and DBN Gogo and Major League DJz.