Vula Malinga

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Vula Malinga
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Malinga performing with Basement Jaxx at the Orange Warsaw Festival in 2013.
Background information
Born (1980-05-15) May 15, 1980 (age 39)
United States
OriginHackney, London
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2001–present
LabelsDivaGeek Records
Associated actsBasement Jaxx

Vula Malinga (born May 5, 1980) is a British singer. Born in the United States to South African parents, she was raised in Hackney, London.[1] Her religious parents supported her singing talents by allowing her to join the church choir, which resulted in her becoming one of lead singers for the London Community Gospel Choir.

This brought her to the notice of Basement Jaxx, with whom she sang lead on their single "Oh My Gosh". The collaboration continues to this day, and led to her supporting fellow Basement Jaxx singer Sam Sparro on his tour.

In 2007, she sang lead locals on BBC South's re-recording of the hymn "Amazing Grace", created to help mark the 200 years since the passing of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act.[2] In 2008, Malinga began developing her own music under her own record label, DivaGeek Records, releasing her first single "Wondering Why" in October.

In 2009, she sang support vocals for Dizzee Rascal on his 2009 album Tongue N' Cheek, and has supported him on live appearances, including Live Lounge, Later... with Jools Holland and the 2009 BBC Electric Proms.

"Better Days", the title song of Incognito's album In Search of Better Days (2016) features Malinga as lead singer.


  • Basement Jaxx - "Oh My Gosh"
  • Basement Jaxx - "Hush Boy"
  • Background vocals on "Pray"


  1. ^ "Vula Malinga". Represent. Retrieved 2009-09-26.
  2. ^ "Vula Malinga interview". BBC South. 2007-03-12. Retrieved 2009-09-26.

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