Nomcebo Zikode

Nomcebo Zikode. Image via Instagram @nomcebo_zikode

Grammy winner Nomcebo honoured by Michael Jackson’s family

From headlining an event with Eva Longoria to receiving an honourary medal: Nomcebo continues to raise the South African flag.

Nomcebo Zikode

Nomcebo Zikode. Image via Instagram @nomcebo_zikode

South African Grammy award-winner Nomcebo Zikode is continuing to make strikes globally following receiving an honorary medal from the Michael Jackson Heal The World Foundation.

The multi-platinum-selling singer – popular for her hit song Jerusalema – recently jetted off to France to perform at the Cannes Film Festival — one of Europe’s most famous 12-day celebrations.


Festival de Cannes (as it is called) is an annual film festival which aims to premiere and celebrate new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world.

“I was so excited to be chosen to perform at this festival, as it is such a huge honour for me to be able to showcase our African talent in these spaces!” Nomcebo said.

“It was so lovely to experience the people in France singing my song, humming the melodies with me, even though they don’t speak isiZulu. It’s continuously amazing to see how language is not a barrier when it comes to my music!”

The Izono Zami singer was booked to perform at the 10th Global Gift Gala ceremony. She was the headliner alongside American singer-songwriter Christina Milian and Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria.


Whilst still in France, Nomcebo received an honorary medal from the Michael Jackson Heal The World Foundation. The organisation recognized her as an international icon in arts and culture, through her musical contribution.

She was also welcomed in the “Safe World Peace” organization as a prime example of a humanitarian who fosters philanthropic efforts through the Nomcebo Zikode Foundation.

“Thank you to the Michael Jackson Family Foundation for recognizing my craft. Michael Jackson was a legendary artist, so, to be identified by a family of such a man is truly inspiring to me. I’d also like to thank the Safe World Peace organization for gifting me with this necklace. I am very passionate about impacting communities, and I strive to do more,” said Nomcebo.


The songtress, who is back in South Africa, said she is excited to unfold the next phase of her journey as a flagship recording artist and record label owner of Emazulwini Productions.

“I missed being in my studio with my team. I can’t wait to get back to business and support my signees as they support me. I have so many stories to tell, and I hope one day they can also travel the world as I have.”