Lady Zamar, born Yamikan Janet Banda, is undoubtedly the new queen of house music. She has been blessing us with house hits since she burst on the scene with her single Mamelodi featuring Junior Taurus and Odyssey 012, and hasn’t looked back.
Her relatable music and heartwarming lyrics have put her up as a talented local lyricist, and she proved that by winning Song of the Year at the recent inaugural DSTV Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards, voted for by the public.
The songstress released her debut album, King Zamar, in 2017 and has been featured on hits such as: Pitori, Mamelodi, Dark Shadows, Love is Blind and Charlotte.
She was nominated for three South African Music Awards. Speaking about her nomination Zamar said: “Whatever happens I feel blessed and honoured to have three songs I have written and sang/performed nominated for the song of the year category at the #SAMA24 noms”
We look at five of the songs that have made her a household name, which we are still jamming to.
Love Is Blind
Junior Taurus & Lady Zamar ft Odyssey 012 – “Mamelodi” (Mother of Melodies)
Junior Taurus, Lady Zamar – Run Away