Vicky Sampson - Official website

Home Vicky Sampson is the magical voice behind 'My African Dream' - the song that inspired a nation and a continent when she performed it at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1996 African Cup of Nations Football Tournament that was hosted in South Africa. The song won her: East Coast Radio's Best Song Award, NTVA Silver and an international MIDEM nomination for the music video, and has since become an unofficial anthem of the Rainbow Nation, 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 the Western Cape, 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 . She has shared the stage with the likes of Shakatak, Al Jarreau,Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Peabo Bryson, George Benson, Grace Jones, Randy Crawford, Maxi Priest, Kool and the Gang and the Stylistics.
On the home front, Vicky made front-page news when she appeared on stage with former President Nelson Mandela and appeared in a special tribute show, celebrating the 90th birthday of Madiba, with him as the main member of the audience. In 1999 she performed at former President Thabo Mbeki, inauguration upon his personal request. Undoubtedly, former President Thabo Mbeki, popularly dubbed as 'Mr. African Rennaissance',is a big believer in the African Dream, so eloquently expressed in the song! Vicky has released three albums; namely Shine, Zai and License To Sing and with each album, her considerable talent and growth as a performer, singer and songwriter has been showcased. Cedric Samson, the producer of Vicky's latest album, puts it as follows: "Vicky has always been fabulous but now she is in another league. She has matured vocally in a way that puts her in the same pantheon as all the vocal divas of the world. She really is a dream singer."