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Wafande in Øksnehallen, 2014
Background information
Birth name Wafande Pierre Jolivel Zahor
Born (1983-01-21) January 21, 1983 (age 34)
Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Reggae, Soul
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2011 – present
Labels Universal 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. At 8 years old, family moved to France. He aspired for a basketball career particularly after playing for the French national youth basketball program and receiving a scholarship offer from an American college.[1]

Upon his return to Denmark to pursue a musical career, he cooperated with music produced Fresh-I and with performer Pharfar. His debut single "Gi' mig et smil" that features Kaka was released in May 2011 reaching #3 in the Danish charts and went gold. Soon after he released his debut album Du ved det on 22 August 2011.



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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