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Zola was born as Bonginkosi Dlamini. See full bio »

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 2010 The First Grader ("Zingu 7") / (writer: "Zingu 7" - as Bonginkosi Dlamini)
 2009 District 9 (performer: "Zingu 7", "Bhambatha") / (writer: "Zingu 7", "Bhambatha" - as Bonginkosi Dlamini)
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 2006 Catch a Fire
Freedom Singer (as Bongani Diamini)
 2005 Tsotsi
 2004 Drum
Slim (Alpheus) (as Bonginkosi Dlamini)
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 2009 On the Other Side of Life (Documentary) (original music by)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Bongani Diamini | Bonginkosi Dlamini

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Zola was the most aggressive township. I saw some serious gangsters come out of my neighborhood. I saw blood on the street. See more »


Stage name, Zola, means 'thug'. It is also the name of the impoverished area in which he grew up. See more »

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