Spotify Names Zoë Modiga As EQUAL Africa Ambassador for June

Aiden Kiprop
By Aiden Kiprop 2 Min Read

South African singer-songwriter Zoë Modiga has been announced as the latest EQUAL Africa ambassador for June, a prestigious recognition that spotlights talented female artists on the Spotify platform.

Modiga, a celebrated jazz and soul artist, has made waves in the music industry with her captivating voice, innovative compositions, and deep connection to her cultural roots. Her latest album, “Nomthandazo”, released in April, has further solidified her position as a leading voice in contemporary African music.

As part of Spotify’s EQUAL program, Modiga will be featured on the platform’s global playlist, which has generated over 31 billion editorial streams and supported over 1,000 ambassadors in their home countries, including South Africa. This recognition is a testament to Modiga’s dedication to creating music that resonates deeply with her audience.

In an exclusive interview, Modiga shared insights into her music and creative process. When asked about her surprising trait, she revealed her sensitive and empathetic nature, often hidden beneath a tough exterior. She credits her upbringing in Pietermaritzburg, KZN, where music was an integral part of her community, as the driving force behind her music career.

Modiga’s music is a fusion of soulful melodies and intricate arrangements, with a deeply personal touch. “I make soulful, spirited, cultured, inspired modern African music that celebrates the human experience and mirrors internal and societal thoughts,” she describes.

Spotify’s Artist & Label Partnerships Manager for South Africa, Jodie Tabisher, praised Modiga’s work, stating, “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.”

This recognition is a significant milestone in Modiga’s career, solidifying her position as a leading figure in African music.

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