Zindzi & The Zillionaires
Actor, director, music maker and much-loved Play School presenter, Zindzi Okenyo’s life has always been about exploring and discovery, finding new modes of expression.
Her latest project - Zindzi & the Zillionaires - is one of her most exciting adventures yet. The debut album - Zindzi & the Zillionaires - for ABC Music is a stunning hybrid of joyful R&B musical grooves combined with songs and themes that every child can love. And of course, good vibes for the parents too!
As the vibrant opening track, I’m a Zillionaire makes clear, the kind of riches Zindzi is singing about are the ones that matter most: friends, family, love, sharing, the wonders of nature. With a live band and her fluffy dancing Zillionaires friends on stage, Zindzi has already seen the welcoming reaction from children and parents alike through her performances at VIVID and sold out shows at acclaimed festival DARK MOFO.
Fans of Zindzi’s adult music as singer/songwriter OKENYO – a rich and unique mix of R&B, hip hop and rap – will be thrilled to hear how she brings that same level of songwriting artistry to the world of children’s music with irresistible songs like Move Your Body, Love + Kindness and Confidence.
Her 10 years as a presenter on Australia’s longest-running children’s TV program is where, through the simple engagement with a younger audience, she learnt how to express herself authentically, without fuss. The skills she learned from working with early learning experts on Play School combined with her vast life experience and skill led her to create Zindzi & the Zillionaires.
The debut album Zindzi and the Zillionaires is available now.