Vicky Sampson is the magical voice behind ‘Afrikan Dream’ – the song that inspired a nation and a continent when she sang it at the opening and closing ceremonies of the African Cup of Nations Football Competition that was held in South Africa in 1996 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, Joe Cocker, Peabo Bryson, George Benson, Grace Jones, Randy Crawford, Maxi Priest, Kool, and the Gang and the Stylistics.
At home, Vicky made front-page news when she appeared on stage with President Nelson Mandela and subsequently she appeared in a special tribute show, celebrating the 90th birthday of Madiba, with him as the main member of the audience.
Vicky has released three albums; namely Shine, Zai, and License To Sing and has continued her career with ongoing performances at major public and corporate events. As well as her national and international performances, Vicky is currently focusing on releasing a new album, her brand, being a businesswoman and philanthropy.