DJ Uncle Waffles lands the cover of Forbes Africa: ‘Thank you for loving on me’

DJ Uncle Waffles. Picture: Instagram

DJ Uncle Waffles. Picture: Instagram

Published Oct 4, 2023


The stars are aligned for DJ Uncle Waffles.

Not only did she recently make history for her first headliner sold-out show in New York and have a KFC burger named after her but she’s now also landed the cover of one of SA’s top magazines.

The internationally acclaimed amapiano DJ, who released two albums this year, “Solace” and “Asylum”, has made the cover of one of three Forbes Africa’s 12th birthday issues, which honours the movers and shakers in Africa’s booming music sector.

In the issue, Waffles talks about making the cross-over to a global stage among other things. Overall, the issue focuses on artists who are defining their genres on their own terms.

Appreciating another career milestone, the popular DJ took to Instagram to share her cover picture, with the caption: “What do I even say, how do I explain that I’m on the @forbesafrica cover. 🥹God, thank you, for always choosing me.”

She continued: “This journey continues to be a journey of the impossible and this is still only the beginning. Thank you for loving on me my babies 🥹 thank you so much! IM ON FORBES BABYYYYY🤭.”

Her fans and industry friends took to the comments to stan the amapiano queen.

Rapper Boity commented: “Queening!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍.”

DJ Zinhle wrote: “Congratulations ❤️.”

TV presenter Minnie Dlamini said: “Amazing ❤️.”

And the Major League DJz sent their blessings: “Blessings 🎶💐🍾.”

Next, Waffles will be playing at the Spring Fiesta on Saturday, October 7.

The music festival hosts five stages and will also feature SA’s finest and international headliners including Mi Casa, DBN Gogo, Da Capo, Ryan The DJ and Lesedi The DJ.