The Bantu Queen is an African media personality, an artist, a motivational speaker and a Philanthropist. Her most popular musical and Deejaying name is BLACK BIRD. While for ministry related work and her gospel hip-hop she uses the stage name TEMPLE.
Nonkululeko 'BANTU QUEEN' Kasongo Vundla was born in Zimbabwe to a South African father and Zambian mother who were living in exile during the apartheid era. The 34 year old female rapper was drawn to hip-hop at an early age and from as early as the age of 9, she was dubbing the cassettes and music videos of her favorite rappers.
Not only is Black Bird a rapper however, she is a history-maker! Having first made history in 2010 by becoming the first female rapper in Zimbabwe to release a full length hip-hop album, Black Bird went on to break another record the next year in April 2011 by being the first female rapper to ever be invited to perform at the prestigious Harare International Festival of Arts (H.I.F.A). Black Bird returned to the HIFA stage for a second time in 2013, then she went on to grace the stage at the 2015 edition of the Shoko Festival. Throughout her career Black Bird has given scores of Club performances, as well as providing entertainment at a number of weddings and corporate events.