Based: Johannesburg

LELO RAMASIMONG is a singer, songwriter, actor and performer who has performed in top venues all over the country. This popular diva possesses dynamic vocals and a bubbly personality that have made her a firm favourite with audiences everywhere. Seventeen Magazine voted her the Top young South African artist and she was a finalist in the ‘Cosmopolitan Most Awesome Women of the Year’. Lelo won a Durban Theatre Award for Best Newcomer before she was 21 and was nominated for three Durban Theatre Awards. Lelo also won a Durban Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical Theatre Production for her role in Kickstart’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. Having completed a Johannesburg run in Hazel Feldman’s outstanding production of ‘Dreamgirls’, Lelo joined the cast of ‘African Footprint’ for their tour of China, before joining the cast of Barnyard Theatre’s ‘Under African skies’ for their tour of Europe. She has performed along side South African music legends, such as Gloria Bosmon and Abigail Khubeka. She has been the lead Female Vocalist in the popular television show ‘Strictly come dancing’ and was one of the artists performing in the new television series ‘Coke studio’ collaborating with well known producer 37MPH to create their hit single ‘SHINE’. She has also performed with Timothy Moloi in ‘Always and Forever’ A tribute to Luther Vandross, and was the lead female vocalist for the international touring dance show ‘Burn the floor’. Last year Lelo completed two runs of the critically acclaimed musical theatre production ‘The Color Purple’ at the Joburg Theatre, first as a Church lady and then in a leading role as Shug Avery for which she recently won a Naledi Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. Lelo’s current endeavours include appearing on the third season of the reality tv singing competition ‘The Voice SA’ as part of the top twelve, she’ll also be appearing in another South African tour of ‘Burn The Floor’ as the lead female vocalist and in Janice Honeymans Pantomime ‘Jack And The Bean Stalk’ in a lead role as the Fairy.