Bonginkosi Dlamini, aka Zola, is a South African musician, actor and presenter. He also presents Zola 7, on SABC 1.
Born in the Soweto Township of Johannesburg, South Africa, Dlamini spent his formative years in one of the roughest and notorious ghettos around, Zola, from which he adopted his name. Unemployment, alcoholism, and single parent families are the norm in Zola. Dlamini's father abandoned the family, leaving his mother to care for him and his older brother and sister when they were young. Zola himself served time in prison as a juvenile for car theft.