|Birth Day:||January 23, 1980|
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She attended the Vela Private School in Mthatha, South Africa. She got her start singing in small clubs in Johannesburg in 2002.
Simphiwe was born on 23 January 1980 in Gcuwa (Butterworth), Transkei, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa and raised in the town of Lusikisiki (in the Ingquza Hill Local Municipality).
She attended Vela Private School in Mthatha, where she matriculated in 1997.
From 2002, she sang in small clubs in Johannesburg, where she began attracting attention.
She made a major impact in South Africa with the release in 2004 of Zandisile. The album sold very well and gained several awards, including some South African Music Award (SAMA) in 2005. On its worldwide release the album gained success in the Billboard charts and she won an AVO Session Basel Award.
In 2005, Dana won the "Best Newcomer" award and Best Jazz Vocal album at the 11th South African Music Awards with her first album Zandisile.
Currently, Simphiwe Dana is 41 years, 7 months and 26 days old. Simphiwe Dana will celebrate 42nd birthday on a Sunday 23rd of January 2022.
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