PJ Powers

Penelope Jane Dunlop also known as PJ Powers or “Thandeka” (born 16 July 1960) has enjoyed a highly successful musical career in South Africa spanning more than 33 years. P.J. Powers has recorded 15 albums and is well known for her UK chart hit “World In Union” (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo) in 1995.

PJ was born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Her first musical group was an all-girl band called Pantha. About a year later she joined Jimslip which in time became the famous “Hotline”. She was the lead singer for the rock band Hotline, which was formed in Johannesburg in 1980. The band changed their style to Afro-rock in 1983. Hotline disbanded in 1987, after which P.J. Powers pursued a solo caree.


Discography:

Hotline:

    Burnout (1981) MFM, ML456
    Help (1982) MFM, ML4654
    Music For Africa (1983) MFM, FML 1001
    Jabulani (1984) MFM, FML 1003
    Wozani (1985) MFM, FML 1007
    Current (1986) MFM, FML 1010
    Jive (1987) MFM, FML1015
    The Best Of PJ Powers and Hotline: 16 Greatest Hits (1991) MFM, PJCD3000

PJ Powers:

    Thandeka (1985) MFM
    There Is An Answer (1986) MFM, FML1008
    Living On Dreams (1988) Gallo, HUL 40172
    The Secret’s Out (1989) Gallo
    Back Again (1990) MFM, FML 1035
    Shadowland (1991) MFM, FML 1040
    The Best Of PJ Powers and Hotline: 16 Greatest Hits (1991) MFM, PJCD3000
    Woman Of Africa (1995) MFM, PJCD 3002
    Talk To Me (2001)