Yolanda Yawa

Location: Based in Cape Town


Artist Info


  • Live Musical Performance:
    Yolanda performs with backtrack, or with a live 5-piece Afro-Jazz Band
  • Motivational Speaker:
    As an accomplished brand and persornality, Y'awa has been invited as a Motivational speaker and Keynote speaker by companies like PPCEB, Common Purpose, Success in Heels to community arts organisations and schools. Her inspiring, passionate and warm personality has touched many with her positive attitude towards life and living positively with HIV.  Y'awa discovered 14 years ago she was diagnosed HIV positive and for the first time, she knew she had a purpose in life bigger than what she could imagine. Her message is clear: "Being HIV positive made me realize how special I am and how I can use my strengths and talents to live positively.  Creative beading helped me in the lowest points of my life and l now that I'm living my dreams as a Solo Artist. THE SKY IS THE LIMIT. We only realize what we had when we lose it, but for me I NEVER realized what I was missing, which was PURPOSE, until I was diagnosed!"
  • MC & Dancer:
    Y'awa is also known for her trade mark "African Contemporary  dance stances" that are so therapeutic and offers a breath of fresh air to those around her. Her bubbly and yet calm personality is sought to engage even the smallest child. Y’awa is determined to inspire through her life experience and her journey as a strong African woman who discovered her voice from a very tender age.  She’s also know for facilitating dance classes to an international market and has also been invited as the Mistress of Ceremeonies(MC) for prestigious events with organizations like TB/HIV Care.

International Noteworthy Performances

On top of the numerous international opportunities Yolanda has enjoyed together with acts like Women Unite, Coda and Tucan Tucan, international highlights as a soloist include:

  • Being invitated to perform at Popkomm Music Exhibition in Berlin during September 2011
  • Attending the SXSW 2012 Music Exhibition in Austin, Texas to create an alliance of networks and contacts that will in turn invest in South African sought after and up and coming artists. 
  • Being invited to sing the SA and Australian national anthems next to Justin Burgh at the rugby match between SA and Australia June 16 2006.

Client Feedback

The client absolutely LOVED Yolanda.  Thank you!!
Danelle Prins, Sorrento Events

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Typical Budget for Yolanda Yawa is
R12000 - R30000.


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