South African musicians born in the year 1972

Here are 7 famous musicians from South Africa were born in 1972:

Sibongiseni Shabalala

Sibongiseni Shabalala (May 20, 1972 Ladysmith-) a.k.a. Sibongiseni Phakathi, Sibongiseni Lucas Shabalala or Sibongiseni is a South African singer and actor.

He is best known as a member of the multiple Grammy-winning South African choral group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, which was founded by his father, Joseph Shabalala. Sibongiseni joined the group in 1986 as a young teenager and has since become a prominent member, known for his powerful lead vocals and energetic stage presence. In addition to his music career, Sibongiseni has also acted in several films, including the 2006 drama, Yesterday, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Sibongiseni is regarded as one of the most talented and influential South African musicians of his generation.

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Piet van Wyk de Vries

Piet van Wyk de Vries (May 7, 1972 Pretoria-) is a South African singer.

Genres he performed include Alternative rock.

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Dilana

Dilana (August 10, 1972 Johannesburg-) a.k.a. Dilana Smith, Dilana Jansen Vuuren, Dilana, Dee, Dilana Jansen van Vuuren, Dilana Robichaux or Dilana Jansen VanV├╝ren is a South African singer, songwriter and actor.

Her albums: Inside Out, Wonderfool and To All Planets. Genres: Alternative rock, Rock music, Classic rock and Hard rock.

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John Ellis

John Ellis (July 6, 1972 Durban-) otherwise known as Ellis, John is a South African , .

musician, singer-songwriter, and producer. He is known for his unique sound that blends traditional South African styles like mbaqanga and maskandi with indie rock, electronica, and folk music.

Ellis started his music career as a guitarist for the influential South African band, The Springbok Nude Girls. He later went on to form his own band, Tree63, which gained international fame in the early 2000s for their Christian-themed rock music.

After Tree63 disbanded in 2008, Ellis continued his solo career and has released several albums, including "Come Out Fighting" and "Tells". He has collaborated with many notable artists such as Hugh Masekela, Vusi Mahlasela, and Freshlyground.

Aside from his music career, Ellis is also a well-known rugby commentator and sports journalist, having worked for SuperSport and ESPN. He has also written a book titled "Warriors, Wars and Rugby: The Remarkable Story of the 2016 Super Rugby Season".

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Juanita du Plessis

Juanita du Plessis (April 26, 1972 Windhoek-) is a South African singer.

Discography: Dis Waar Ek Wil Wees, Jou Skaduwee, , Engel Van My Hart, Jy Voltooi My, , Bly By My, , From Nashville and Jy Is. Her related genres: Pop music and Gospel music.

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Thokozani Langa

Thokozani Langa (February 9, 1972 Mahlabathini-) is a South African musician.

His most well known albums: I-Protection Order and Inyakanyaka.

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Arno Carstens

Arno Carstens (March 12, 1972 Western Cape-) also known as Arno Cartens or Carstens, Arno is a South African singer-songwriter.

Discography: Another Universe, The Hello Goodbye Boys, Atari Gala and Wonderful Wild.

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