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Samthing Soweto On Why He Turns Down International Offers

Akanamali hitmaker Samkelo Mdolomba popularly known as Samthing Soweto has expressed his reasons of turning down offers to work with international big artists included producer Swizz Beats.

The hit single Akanamali released last year but is still creating a huge buzz in and out of South Africa. Rapper Cassper Nyovest revealed that US hit music producer Swizz Beatz had asked about the track.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE Mdolomba said that he had received several requests from artists overseas to work with him after the release of the song, but was keeping his cards close to his chest.

“I heard about Swizz Beatz through Cassper and it is humbling. I have written so many songs and I never thought that it would be the one to get this much attention because it took me like, an hour, to write it. It is really humbling. I have been approached a few times from international artists, but nothing has been signed yet. I was surprised how much the song took off. I never thought the song would be significant outside of South Africa, but it really has,” He said.

He further spoke of his song writing skills and the songs he wrote for The Soil his former Acapella band mates.

“I wrote Joy off The Soil’s first album. So this is my second hit. I don’t think I can be labelled a one-hit wonder. And even if I was, I would still be very happy. I keep telling my friends that if I had to die tomorrow, I would be really happy with my career. I have done exceptionally well for someone who is self-taught and self-trained and I am grateful for everything that has happened.”

Samthing Soweto also touched on his future plans musically.

“I am trying to work with different artists to get a unique sound. I am known for so many different sounds and now I am trying to find a meeting point of sounds to make a great album. I will be releasing a project in the second quarter of this year.”

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