Uncle Waffles’ rise to fame is really one crazy story. In a span of two years, when the rest of the world was miserably locked inside their homes due to Covid-19, she went from someone who trended on social media because of her wild dance moves behind the decks, to being noticed by American music superstar Drake hardly a year later, to collaborating with KFC on an exclusive Waffle Burger to bagging DJying residency at UK based station ‘BBC Radio, to having shows from Africa to the US and Europe and now she is on the lineup of Coachella. What a story!
This week, South Africans woke up to exciting news that the Swaziland born SA-based DJ has been booked to perform on the 2023 Coachella stage alongside a roster of top-tier talent of world-acclaimed DJs and musicians, among them Burna Boy (off his July 2022 Delicious Fest mega performance in South Africa), BlackPink, Frank Ocean, Rae Sremmurd, Calvin Harris, Idris Elba, and Pusha T.
A gone girl; SA reacts to Uncle Waffles’ Coachella mega gig
Upon news that Uncle Waffles has made it to the 2023 Coachella lineup – on April 14 and 21 – South Africans flocked to socia media to shower her with praises. Here’s how the #UncleWaffles ‘Coachella performance hasgtag is blazing up Twitter, starting with the new queen of the dance floor herself, Uncle Waffles herself.