About Lady Du
Lady Du is a South African breakout amapiano artist and DJ.
Date of birth
Duduzile was born in 1991 in Vosloorus, Gauteng, South Africa, where she also grew up.
Her father is DJ Choc, a veteran RnB disc jockey. He influenced her passion for music. Her brother @siphosomething is an entrepreneur, model and road manager.
She started working on her music career since she was nine years old but struggled to gain recognition in the competitive music scene in Mzansi. She had her breakout many years later in 2020 after almost giving up. This article looks at her life and journey to becoming a great Amapiano star.
Despite her love for music, DJ Lady Du's father wanted her to have an education so that she can have something to fall back on. After completing her high school education, she got a bursary from Carnival City to pursue a somatology course in London.
The Amapiano star is not married as yet but is happily engaged to the actress Andile Mxakaza. The Isibaya actor gave her a Bellagio engagement ring in August 2020 after four months of dating. The two had dated 12 years ago for only four months but have remained good friends.
Not yet established.
The star comes from a musical family because her father is R&B DJ Choc, and her uncle is DJ Zan D. She was interested in pursuing a career in music from a young age. She learned her DJing skills from her father and won her first DJ competition at a mere nine years old.
Her first job was as a somatologist and skin therapist, but she only did it to save money for her music career. She quit her stable position in the beauty industry in 2012 and came back to South Africa. It was not easy for the artist to find a strong footing in the South African music scene. After unsuccessful attempts to make it, she decided to work as a logistics manager in 2016 but quit three years later. The situation took a toll on her mental health, that she attempted suicide in 2019 due to depression.
Lady Du's family Initially, her family pressured her to start a business or go corporate, but her mind was set on pursuing music. She only had her breakout in the industry in 2020 when Mr JazziQ introduced her to Amapiano music. In an interview with Drum, the star revealed that she was about to quit.
She soldiered on and her fame skyrocketed within a year. She has become a global superstar after her picture was displayed on a billboard in Times Square, New York City. The upcoming Amapiano artist has released and appeared as a featured artist on several tracks. Lady Du's songs include;
- Lady Du's Zuma song
- uZuma Yi Star (2021)
- Xxikiwawa (2021)
- Kings X Queens (2021)
- Woza (2021)
- Catalia (2021)
- Dakiwe (2020)
- Mang'Dakiwe (2019)
She appears on the following tracks;
- Serious by DJ PH (2021)
- GUPTA by Focalistic and Mr JazziQ (2021)
- Mshoza by Rma Musiq and Mikael Star
- Angisho Guys by Cassper Nyovest (2021)
- Buyile by Khuli Chana (2021)
- Umsebenzi Wethu by Mpura, Busta 929, Mr JazziQ, Reece Madlisa, Lady Du and Zuma (2020)
Lady Du struggled to make it in the Mzansi music industry since 2012 and had her big break in 2020.
Her career is picking off at a faster rate, and her income is also increasing. In an earlier Tweet, the rising star revealed that she works 10 times harder to build her net worth and career.
She quit a stable corporate job to invest in her passion that almost did not work. She is now taking over the South African Amapiano airwaves and is quickly becoming one of the best female stars in the game.