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5 things we love about DJ Uncle Waffles

DJ Uncle Waffles is the up-and-coming-female DJ setting the internet on fire. The 21-year-old amapiano artist was trending over the weekend after she posted a video of herself dancing and DJing in front of a hyped-up crowd.

The young sensation is part of a number of new amapiano artists who’ve been making it big in recent months. Female DJs in particular have been gaining attention, and Uncle Waffles is definitely part of the pack.

Twitter couldn’t get enough of her confidence and the lit party vive during her session. But who is this talented DJ? Here are 5 things you might not know about her (and 5 reasons why we love her).

Her viral video has garnered over a million views

The DJ and media personality posted her video on Saturday and it has since gone viral. The post has over a million views on Instagram and thousands of views, likes, comments and retweets on Twitter.

Social media users from across the world responded to the video, hailing South African for its one-one-of-a-kind party scene.

She caught the attention of Drake

Canadian rapper Drake was even pulled into the hype as he gave the young artist a follow over the weekend. Naturally, Uncle Waffles was ecstatic at this discovery. “I just called my managers, and we cried. Guys, he is the biggest artist in the world, in the entire world; when grace locates you, nothing can stop in your way,” she said.

She had a tough upbringing

According to reports, the Swaziland native has a tough upbringing. She was raised by her grandmother and didn’t know her parents. After eventually reconciling with her mother, their relationship was strained for the majority of her teenage years.

She is an advocate for mental health

While not many details have been revealed, the artist shared that she has previously struggled with anxiety and mental health disorder. She has a blog called Perspective on which she often posts motivational messages.

She is worth a lot

According to reports, the young star earns most of her money from DJing and advertising deals. She is reportedly worth R1.2 million.

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