Afrika Mamas is a seven-piece all female acapella group from Durban that sings isicathamiya (acapella). Two-time South African Music Awards Nominees for best isicathamiya (1999 and 2008) , one-time South African Traditional Music Awards Nominee (2018) for best Umbaqanga, European Songlines Awards Nominee (2018) for best group and European One World Music Awards Nominee (2018) best group. They are also the recipients of the Imbokodo Award at the 2019 Isicathamiya Awards, an award presented by Lady Smith Black Mambzao as the first all-women isicathamiya group to have followed in their footsteps by travelling the world in numerous cultural exchanges. They have performed in countries including Germany, Poland, Belgium, Holland, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Namibia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
In 2001, they were honored with a best performance award in China and their studio album Ilanga was released through ARC Music Records in the UK.
Their albums include:
• Afrika Mamas (Woema Music 1999)– Nominated for Isicathamiya South African Music Award and toured Belgium in collaboration with Belgian pop star, Stef Bos.
• Bayalibuza (SONY BMG 2008) – Nominated for Isicathamiya South African Music Award.
• Iphupho (ARC Music 2018) – Nominated for a Songlines Award (Best Group) and One World Music Awards (best music). Rated 4 stars by World Songlines Magazine.
• Ilanga (ARC Music 2019) – Produced and directed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo. European Tour.