Vicky Sampson is the magical voice behind “Afrikan Dream” – the song that inspired a nation and a continent when she sung it at the opening and closing ceremonies of the African Cup of Nations Football Competition held in South Africa in 1996.
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The song has won her Best Song, courtesy of East Coast Radio, the NTVA Silver for video, and an international MIDEM nomination for video, and has since become an unofficial anthem, speaking to the hopes and dreams of the people of South Africa and Africa as a whole.
From her humble beginnings as a young girl growing up on the Cape Flats in South Africa, Vicky has risen to international stardom, appearing in shows in Austria, England, Germany, Singapore, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United States of America and sharing the stage with the likes of Shakatak, Al Jarreau, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Peabo Bryson, George Benson, Grace Jones, Randy Crawford, Maxi Priest, Kool and the Gang and the Stylistics.
Vicky has released three albums; ‘Shine’, ‘Zai’ and ‘License to Sing’ and with each album, her considerable talent and growth as a performer, singer and songwriter has been showcased.