Pilani Bubu - South African Singer-Songwriter, TV Presenter & Creative Entrepreneur; is a self-funded, selfmanaged, self published Independent Artist in the genre of contemporary folk music. With three music releases to her name: ’Journey of a Heart' (2012) - EP, ’Warrior of Light' (2016) - Album, and Folklore -
Chapter 1 (2019) - Album. Her latest album Folklore-Chapter 1 won ‘Best African Adult Contemporary Album’ at the 26th Edition of The South Africa Music Awards, this August 2020.
Pilani Bubu is a unique voice with a cohesive global sound and style fused with: soul, jazz, folk and funk.
Her voice is old souled yet her music is so catchy. She’s a storyteller at heart and fiery performer fuelled by
great intent and purpose. Pilani shares her passion for music and travel, in her collaborations with local
artists, and songwriting through the journey of her travels with music.
In the last 10 years as an emerging artist and performer, she has graced the stages of festivals and music
venues across the world, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Kenya, United States, France, United Kingdom,
Romania and her more recent highlights at the Live In Accra Jazz Festival (Ghana), Jazz on The Roof Top
(Romania), and Ploiesti Jazz Festival (Romania).
In her debut years to date she has graced the stages of various festivals in SouthAfrica: the Drum Beat
Festival, Grahamstown National Arts Festival, Fete De La Musique, Appetite Festival, and Stellenbosch
Wine Festival. With a repertoire of music that tends to catch music compilers attention, her radio singles
cross over stations both regional and national - 'Miss Understood’ playlist on 45 radio stations in South
Africa in 2012, 'Sweet Love’ - 50 Radio Stations in 2017 and 'Boom Che on 46 Radio stations in 2018.
Pilani has also showcased her work on various Radio and TV Shows like: Expresso (SABC 3), Thursday Nite
Live with Robert Marawa (Super Sport), Shift TV (SABC 2), Sisterhood (ETV), Yo-TV, Show Me Love on Moja
Love TV, Afro Cafe (SABC 2), Out And About (1 Gospel), Bellas (Mozambique), Newsic Room (A24 Media
Kenya), The Newsroom Africa, The Morning Show on ETV to name a few.