Nonzwakazi (Siphokazi Maphumulo) is a Durban-based performing artist who does Afro-pop, soul & classical music. She completed her Honours Degree in Industrial Psychology at the University of KwaZulu Natal (Howard College Campus). Her versatility sets her apart from many other artists. She has done professional theatre productions, public and private performances, and formal events with the famous KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra (KZNPO).
Nonzwakazi is popularly known as a member of the well-known Clermont Choir. She has been a member for 8 years. Her charismatic performances with the choir have propelled her to grow as a solo artist. Nonzwakazi has released a single titled “Phakama Mbokodo” which is available on major digital platforms. Phakama Mbokodo is a motivational song, dedicated to all women; young and old.
It talks about the challenges faced by women, and how they always rise and fight whatever they face. Phakama Mbokodo has been successfully performed numerously in Durban, and women relate to the song because it is mainly in IsiZulu. Her second single; Igugu Lam was released in 10 September 2018.