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Wafande in Øksnehallen, 2014
Background information
Birth nameWafande Pierre Jolivel Zahor
Born (1983-01-21) January 21, 1983 (age 35)
Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark
GenresReggae, Soul
Years active2011 – present
LabelsUniversal Music

Wafande Pierre Jolivel Zahor (born January 21, 1983), better known by his mononym Wafande is a Danish reggae, soul singer and songwriter. He is signed to Universal Music.


Wafande, born to an African father, a musician, and a Danish-French mother has roots in Denmark, France, Tanzania, Congo, Malawi and Oman. He grew up in Freetown Christiania, a neighborhood in Copenhagen, Denmark. Wafande moved with his family to France when he was 8 years old. He originally aspired to be a professional basketball player and even played for the French national youth basketball team and received a scholarship offer from an American college.[1].

Upon his return to Denmark, he decided to pursue a musical career instead of going pro as a basketball player. Wafande’s big break was in 2011 with the platinum summer #1 single ’Gi’ Mig Et Smil", produced by Pharfar and Fresh-I.



Year Album Peak Position Certification
2011 Du ved det 4
2014 Nyt land 7


Year Single Peak Position Certification Album
2011 "Gi mig et smil"
(feat. Lille Kaka)
Du ved det
"En anden"
(feat. Xander)
19 Platinum
2012 "Uartig" 6 Gold [2] Non-album release
2014 "Django (Klar på noget dumt)" 13 Non-album release
"Se mig i dag" 40


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