Ayanda Sibisi is a multi-talented artist who is determined to leave her mark on the gospel music scene. Born and raised in KwaNdengezi, Durban, Ayanda Sibisi has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the world of gospel music, captivating audiences with her soul-stirring vocals and heartfelt lyrics.
Having obtained her National Diploma in Drama studies at the Durban University of Technology, Ayanda possesses a deep understanding of performance and storytelling. Her passion for the arts is evident in her work as a refined actress, musician, and Executive Producer at Eyethu Films.
In 2022, Ayanda’s hit gospel Amapiano song titled Bayede received critical acclaim, earning a nomination for Best Music Video at the esteemed 15th Crown Gospel Awards. The song continues to dominate the airwaves, with high rotation on numerous radio stations nationwide. This remarkable achievement set the stage for her highly anticipated debut studio album, Ode to God, which features a massive storm of hits.
Ayanda Sibisi’s artistic talents transcend the boundaries of music, as she has also left an indelible mark on the acting world. Audiences have seen her in various TV roles, including MaMzobe in ‘The Herd,’ the go-getter Lindi in the hilarious romantic comedy ‘Hawema!,’ and the role of Fikani’s mother on the popular show ‘7 de Laan.’ She has also made memorable guest appearances on ‘The Queen,’ ‘Rockville,’ and SABC1’s ‘13 Weeks to Find Mr Right.’ Ayanda’s versatility and undeniable on-screen presence have made her an all-around sought-after performer in the industry.
Beyond the small screen, Ayanda Sibisi has showcased her theatrical prowess in numerous musical productions. Notably, she joined the cast of ‘Cinderella’ at the Playhouse Theatre in 2011 and garnered a Best Newcomer nomination at the Mercury Durban Theatre Awards for her role as Madame De La Grande Bouche in ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ Her talent has taken her to international stages, where she portrayed the trusted advisor Rafiki in the acclaimed production of ‘The Lion King’ at the Theatre of the Wild in Disneyland, Hong Kong.
Most recently, Ayanda’s lead role in the captivating play ‘Third-word Express’ has garnered widespread acclaim, receiving an impressive seven nominations at the upcoming 2023 Naledi Awards.
Ayanda Sibisi’s journey as a gospel singer, actress, and all-around creative talent is an inspiration to artists and enthusiasts alike. Her remarkable achievements and undeniable passion for her craft make her a true powerhouse in the industry. With her debut album Ode to God captivating listeners and her commanding stage presence, Ayanda Sibisi’s time in the spotlight is now.
To listen to Ayanda’s latest musical offering – Ode to God, click here: https://linktr.ee/ayandasibisi.