Since 1994, Zain Bhikha has inspired fans the world over with his messages of hope and upliftment. As a singer, songwriter and through creative workshops and television, Zain is amongst the most popular English Islamic artists, well-loved by young and old.
In 2014, Zain celebrates twenty years as an artist. With twelve albums under his belt and a thirteenth to be released this year, Zain’s audience continues to grow in his country of birth, South Africa, as well as globally.
Zain remains a pioneer in the ‘Nasheed’ (spiritual) genre of music, where he has set benchmarks for other artists. His albums have been launched in the United Kingdom, North America, Malaysia, France, Turkey, Holland, India, The Middle East, Ivory Coast and Australia. Zain has touched lives everywhere performing in cities across most continents.
Over and above his individual endeavors, Zain has also collaborated and performed with a long list of artists such as Dawud Wharnsby, Native Deen, Outlandish, Raihaan, Khalid Belhrouzhi, Khalil Ismail, Sound of Reason, Rashid Bhikha and not forgetting his mentor, Yusuf Islam. His songs are mainly self-composed, performed with no instruments. Through his music, Zain delivers messages of faith reassuring people that looking to the Almighty, is the hope mankind needs.
Driven by emotion, many of his songs represent significant times in his life and the lessons he has learnt through personal experience. Zain Bhikha’s music further enhances spiritual contemplation encouraging people to be proud of their beliefs, of who they are and to work towards a better, united world.
In his free time, Zain enjoys being with his wife and four sons at their home in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a family man, and credits his parents for the unconditional support they have given him over the years.