She may not be a singer, an actress or television personality but Zodwa WaBantu is one of the most popular people in Durban and also on social media. Zodwa first became a sensation when pictures and videos of her dancing at Eyadini Lounge in Durban circled social media and she became an overnight ‘star’.

Zodwa says that despite having become popular there was a time when people pocked fun at her and how she dressed, particulary at how she was dressed last week at the Durban July.

“People said I was a prostitute and compared my thighs to those of a chicken. But I won’t be brought down by these comments,” Zodwa recently told Daily Sun.

Zodwa says she is currently in talks with an energy drink company to become their brand ambassador and she considers herself a role model.

“I am a role model for a lot of people. People are able to face their challenges because of the example I set,” Zodwa says