Meet our spotlight Donel. Raised in Zimbabwe , Donel is an 18 year old British artist with the whole package . Complete with an infectious personality, Donel can sing , wife , dance , perform and present . Since leaving The Voice Uk aged just 16 , Donel has been working hard on writing his own music , and building his fan base online .
Blending afrobeat with modern pop & R&B, Donel’s music is feel good, uplifting and positive. He weaves Zimbabwean ‘Ndebele’ into his lyrics, and writes all his own top lines. Published by Sony ATV, Donel has teamed up with numerous producers both in London & Africa including Will.i.am, MNEK ( Beyonce, Dua Lipo, H.E.R) , GuiltyBeatz ( Mr Eazi, Beyonce ), Pip Kembo ( Jason Derulo, Trey Songz) 2Fvded (Afro B, Ay Em, Geko), Alan Sampson ( Jay Sean, Zayn, Idris Elba), Rymez (Wiley, Sterfflon Don ), Daecolm (Chris Brown, Mario), Dr Vades, Dr Vades, The Writers Black, Dantae Johnson and many more.
His single ‘Bang Like A Drum’ has clocked up over 4 million streams, and he’s set to realize next single ‘Wish You Well’ with emPAWA in August after catching Mr Eazi’s rye earlier this year . Drawing inspiration from both African culture, and US greats Usher & Chris Brown, Donel is a brilliant dancer and performer shown here in this showreel.
DONEL : THE PERFORMER
Prince Harry wrote to him personally, inviting him to perform for the Queen’s 92nd Birthday celebrations of The Royal Albert Hall, and introduced him on stage as an star of the future.’
He was also flown to China to perform for the Miss World Finale. Furthermore, he has toured the UK with Rak-Su.
DONEL : THE INFLUENCER
Donel’s content is always fun and full of energy, as well as showing off his musical and dance talents. He does comedy skills online often featuring his family, and satirizes African culture.
Donel has collaborated with numerous brands on his socials including Nike, Boohooman, Beats Bu Dre, ASOS, and many other artists promoting their music. Boohooman also employed him as an influencer to launch their Tiktok account and grow their followers.