Today, Winnie is a decorated gospel star with accolades and nominations that include a 2005 Kora Africa Music Award, coupled with a number of nominations from highly esteemed music award houses such as the SA Music Awards and Metro FM Music Awards. She has also been voted Best Gospel Artist of the year in 2006 from TUT FM, won the One Gospel Best Song of the Year award for Hakena Nako in 2008 and the 2010 Best Female Artist at the Crown Gospel Awards and many more!!!
Winnie was also honored by Her Community with an Award for the Sekhukhune Achievers Awards in 2009, which holds a special place in Her heart, and the 2010 Sekhukhune Municipality Mayor‘s excellence Awards for her excellence and outstanding performance in music.
The Top gospel musician and entrepreneur has teamed up with giant mobile network Vodacom called Blue label to launch a branded starter pack on January 2011 through Prepaid Company, the deal which gives her an opportunity to reach out to her fans across the country and fulfil her outreach programs.
An introduction to Solly Moholo, the revered producer, singer and songwriter proved to be a great set up for her growth in the music industry. She auditioned for Moholo and in no time she was in a recording studio. Her debut album, Exodus 20, was released in the year2000 and immediately put her in the league of great singers,
To her name she has hit songs that have matured into gospel classics such as Menwana phezulu, Re Tla Mo Leboga Kang, Joang kapa Joang and Ke Rata Wena which have received accolades from Gold Discs to Double Platinum’s for
the past 17 years under the guidance of her long-time producer, Faxa Dube, who has been alongside her since 2005.
In 2012, Winnie released her 12th album Titled Bophelo Ke Leeto, which also headed to the top of the charts with high volumes in downloads and received nomination at the 19th MTN SAMA Awards and won The Best Female Artist for Crown Gospel Awards for 2013.
She is back with her 15th Inspirational album Titled Dilo tsa Lefase, with Hit songs like Wena Ngwanaka and Ditheto which is more favored by the Youth due to the up-beat tempo and a mixture of Rap.
The Album is now highly acclaimed on ITunes, Google Play and the Deezer Downloads charts.
“Appreciate when things go well and always remember to thank God for the gift of life," she explains with reference to Mathew 6:33 “but seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
“When I started singing I just wanted to hear my music being played on the radio, and never had the vision that I will get to 13 albums and accolades," she says in retrospect.