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Born Busisiwe Nolubabalo Nqwiliso in Kimberly and raised in Klerksdorp, North West, Bucie discovered her innate talent for music at a young age. Music flowed through her veins like a natural gift, and she began singing in the Sunday school choir at the tender age of 7, where her angelic voice caught the attention of many.

In 2005, Bucie auditioned for the Soul City soundtrack and found herself singing and dancing in the Chicco-produced group Maubani. Her talent continued to shine as she participated in various projects, including a youth project in 2006, where she shared the stage with music icons like Judith Sephuma and Tshepo Tshola.

Bucie’s breakthrough came with her song “Turn Me On,” which she wrote herself and collaborated with the legendary DJ and producer Black Coffee. The song skyrocketed to success, reaching number one on Traxsource and earning both artists global recognition in the house music scene.


Her artistry has been inspired and influenced by many artists and experiences. Her love for harmony and song came into her life at a young age through the Methodist church and developed through her dedication to choir and musical theatre.

In 2005 Duncan Royce cast Zu. as a lead in Children’s Letters To God and this was the beginning of her professional journey in the music industry. Later that year she started her first band, Blaq Pepper, whose first show was a talent show at Jeppe High School for Boys in 2006.

In 2010, Zu. started LoveGlori with Ato Moiloa (AtoSong) and upon their disbanding in 2013, she founded Zuko Collective (ZuCo.) alongside Sibusiso Chiloane and together they played festivals like the iRocke festival (where they opened for Yasiin Bey), CTNWF, Joy of Jazz, Bushfire, Market Live, Fete de la Musique, Basha Uhuru and many more.