Local celebs show Uncle Waffles love after Coachella debut performance

Published Apr 17, 2023


South African amapiano star Uncle Waffles made a successful debut at the Coachella festival in the US, over the weekend. The 23-year-old was the closing act on the Sonora stage during the world-renowned festival’s opening day.

She’s also set to perform again at the festival this weekend.

Waffles shared pictures and videos of her performance on her Instagram Stories. However, she also said that lighting was an issue and she’d share more images in the days to come.

In addition, she shared pictures of her outfit on her Instagram feed.

Her comments section were flooded with words of encouragement and support from the who’s who of the SA entertainment industry, including the likes of Boity, DJ Zinhle, Moozlie, Kamo Mphela, Shekhinah and Lady Du.

Some fans who were in attendance shared on Twitter that there were a few technical issues during her performance. “She experienced issues with the sound, handled everything with ease and her team @zeusomega3 @Kai_InTheKut @UNCLESMIITH held her down, it was beautiful to watch 🥹”

— 🦋 (@chantal_naz) April 15, 2023

The Coachella performance marks the beginning of her second US tour.

The tour, which is set to conclude at Summer Fest on June 17, will see Waffles play in Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Philadelphia, Bakersfield and Houston.

This past weekend also saw the “Tanzania” hitmaker announce that her latest project, “Asylum”, was certified gold in South Africa after just one week.

The project’s lead single “Yahyuppiyah” has been a viral hit on TikTok and has garnered millions of streams in the two weeks since its release.

“This post is a little late but we went Gold in a week with 1 million Shazams and entered the Global charts,” Waffles shared to her 1.7 million Instagram followers. “Thank you guys for listening.”