Uncle Waffles

Kelly Rowland said she was a fan of Uncle Waffles. Image via Instagram @unclewaffles_/@kellyrowland

‘She’s so cool’: Kelly Rowland on Uncle Waffles [watch]

During a recent interviewed on ‘Pretty Smart’ podcast, American star Kelly Rowland gushed over African sensation Uncle Waffles.

Uncle Waffles

Kelly Rowland said she was a fan of Uncle Waffles. Image via Instagram @unclewaffles_/@kellyrowland

Swaziland-born DJ Uncle Waffles—real name Lungelihle Zwane has been flying the African flag high in America this year at Coachella and was noticed by none either than former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland who had all good things to say about her in an interview on Pretty Smart podcast on 18 May.


Uncle Waffles, also known as ‘The Queen of Amapiano’ is taking the world by storm and her career has skyrocketed before her fan’s eyes. She has managed not only to get huge gigs in Africa but also to get booked internationally and get to rub shoulders with the A-listers in other countries.

During her 200-day tour, she made a stop at Coachella which was held in Palm Springs this year. Musicians Burna Boy, Pusha T, and the Gorrillaz are just some of the other stars that were also booked to perform on the same weekend she was booked for.

After her gigs in Coachella, in a recent interview with Danielle Robay on Pretty Smart podcast, Rowland can be heard expressing her love for Uncle Waffles and saying,

“I love music. I listen to music all the time … It’s really cool to see artists come up with new ways — like there’s this really cool DJ out right now, her name is Uncle Waffles and she’s got so much personality … she’s so cool, she just played at Coachella but I’ve been knowing about this girl for at least a year now.”

Rowland’s interview has been trending since it was shared online. Netizens have since rushed to the comment section and shared their thoughts about what the Motivation hitmaker had said about Uncle Waffles.

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Kelly Rowland gushed over Uncle Waffles. Image via Instagram @unclewaffles_/@kellyrowland


“She was smart in saying she is not sure where she is from because there is always a fight on Twitter about Uncle Waffles claiming for South Africa when she is from Swaziland. Kelly doesn’t want to be dragged for nothing😂,” @ziyanda_xakayi said.

“😂😂😂maybe we must decide on where is Swaziland situated in Africa 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️,” @ntombikayisemabhengu joked.

“Africa is the continent Ms. Kells …Nigeria and SA are within that continent 🙂,” @miss_anelzz replied.

“At this point, DJ Zinhle should stop calling herself number 1 in Africa,” @dudukamf171 commented.

“Kelly Rowland what about Anele Mdoda 😂😂,” @the_glamguruz asked.

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