Zaki Ibrahim (South Africa):
Zaki is a singer and musician whose work is a blend of R&B, Jazz and Soul music. Based in Cape Town, singer/songwriter Zaki Ibrahim is known for the diversity of her musical styles and influences, creating music that spans the spectrum of urban musical genres.
Born in British Columbia to a South African father and a British mother, Ibrahim spent her childhood as a “citizen of the world,” living at different times in Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom, France and Lebanon. She launched her career as a singer/songwriter in 2006, and has since built an international following, receiving a Juno Award nomination for R&B recording of the year in 2009. In 2013 her most recent release Every Opposite was shortlisted for the Polaris Music prize.