Zoë Modiga
Zoë Modiga

Zoë Modiga, South African singer and songwriter has been announced as EQUAL Africa’s June Ambassador.

Zoë is a jazz and soul artist known for her dynamic voice, innovative compositions, and deep connection to her cultural roots.

 She recently released her newest album in April titled “Nomthandazo”, following the acclaimed success of her previous works "Harmonic Soul", "Yellow: The Novel" and "Inganekwane". 

Spotify’s EQUAL program supports female artists, giving them a global platform through playlists, content and the EQUAL hub with it having generated over 31 billion editorial streams across 1 billion listening hours. EQUAL has added more than 6,900 female artists to the EQUAL playlist and has supported over 1,000 ambassadors in their home countries including South Africa. 

Zoë Modiga's previous works have earned her numerous accolades, including multiple South African Music Awards (SAMAs) nominations and a growing international fanbase. Her ability to infuse her music with cultural richness and emotional depth has cemented her as a leading voice in contemporary African music. 

“The intricate arrangements and soulful melodies are a testament to Zoe's dedication to creating music that resonates deeply with her audience, and we are excited to spotlight her as our EQUAL Ambassador for this month” says Jodie Tabisher, Spotify's Artist & Label Partnerships Manager for South Africa.

Zoe continues to push the boundaries of jazz and soul music with this latest offering, we sat down with Zoë Modiga to learn more about her music;

She grew up listening to the likes of Brenda Fassie, Lebo Mathosa, Oliver Mtukunzi, Lira among many other African artistes.

On what advice she would give to someone dreading following their dreams, she said;

"You do yourself no good by not following through in being all of yourself. Actualising your dreams is an act of embracing all of who you are and it is important to be defiant and unwavering about that. You are a gift from and to the universe and we are waiting for you to share with us. It will not be a path without resistance but it will be glorious."