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  • Born

    22 November 1993 (age 30)

  • Born In

    Zanzibar City, Mjini Magharibi, Tanzania, United Republic of

Zuhura Othman Soud (born 22 November 1993), better known by her stage name Zuchu, is a Tanzanian singer, songwriter and recording artist signed to WCB Wasafi records label. She was awarded the Silver Play Button by YouTube for becoming the first East African female artist to exceed more than 100 000 subscribers within a week. She also became the first East African female artist to reach 1 million subscribers on YouTube 11 months later. In 2020, Zuchu was named by AFRIMMA as the Emerging Artist Award winner.

In 2022, Zuchu became the most subscribed female artist from Sub Saharan Africa on Youtube and few months later she became the first female artist in East Africa to clock 100 Million streams on Boomplay. Also in 2022, Zuchu became the first female artist in East Africa to earn a nomination at the MTV EMAs.

In 2023 Zuchu bagged 5 nominations at the Soundcity MVP Awards and also performed at the prestigious award show. In April 2023 Zuchu made history as she won 5 awards at the prestigious Tanzania Music Awards. In June 2023, Zuchu through her label (WCB) announced that the melodic singer had surpassed 500 million views on Youtube making her the first female artist in East Africa and the fifth female artist in Africa to achieve this milestone.

Zuchu comes from a musical Swahili Zanzibari family and background. She is the daughter of the revered and famous female Zanzibari Taarab musician Khadija Kopa. Zuchu started singing at a tender age and later collaborated with her mother Khadija Kopa on a song titled "Mauzauza" from her debut EP I am Zuchu. Among her first appearances as a musician to the public date back to 2015 in the first edition of TECNO OWN THE STAGE in Lagos, Nigeria which she auditioned together with Tanzanian singer, Nandy.

Through her mom Khadija Kopa, Zuchu was able to meet Diamond Platnumz and get an audition. After meeting Diamond, Zuchu performed two songs as a tryout. Her emotional performance of the song Wana, later used as her debut song, impressed Diamond Platnumz, who accepted her to join the Wasafi Family in 2016.

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