Internet sensation, DJ and performer Uncle Waffles has taken the music industry by strong. Each day her brand becomes bigger and bigger. This Sunday after she shared images from a steamy photoshoot she recently did.
A couple of weeks ago, Uncle Waffles hosted a meet and greet in East London and her fans came out in numbers to show her support. At the end of her gig, as she was getting ready to go home, fans flocked her tour bus asking for pictures.
One fan who in disbelief asked Uncle Waffles to touch him and she did, that made him lose his mind. He proceeded to ask her to do this again and Uncle Waffles touched him again and he almost fainted. Luckily for then fan,there were people behind him to catch him from falling on the ground.
From an early age, Uncle Waffles always knew she was going to do something in the entertainment scene – she just wasn’t sure what.
After finishing her high school studies, the musician enrolled at the University of KwaZulu-Natal to study Information Technology. Unfortunately, that didn’t last long as she discovered that music is what she wanted to pursue and dropped out to focus on her career as a DJ.
Following a video of Uncle Waffles playing at a club in Joburg with the crowd entertained by her stage presence and dance moves, Drake caught wind of the video and following her instantly. The clip, which currently sits on millions views, Waffles has become a household name in the club scene and continues to get booked week in week out.
Knowing the nature of the music industry and trying to avoid mistakes made by her fellow musicians, Uncle Waffles also has her sight focused on growing her business. She has founded Uncle Waffles Music, a record label and production company. Through Uncle Waffles Music she has released several mixtapes and singles. She also founded a popular blog which features interviews with top South African DJs and producers.
Uncle Waffles also shared in her popular blog that she grew up with her grandmother and only learned about her mother later in life.
“Growing up, I didn’t understand why I didn’t live with my mother or father; as a kid, the only reason you think of is the only thing that would make sense. That they didn’t want you, so, unfortunately, that’s where the foundation started, I moved back with my mom at nine, and I felt I didn’t know her, so it was hard getting used to that, and with that came a lot of silent struggles, till the beginning of this year.”