Watch! The Best Soul Cypher By Ami Faki & Ayanda Jiya – Ami Faku is one of South Africa’s fastest rising stars.
Her music, which she calls “modern Afro soul,” blends soul with modern pop and traditional Afro soul sensibilities. Be it on a ballad or over a house beat, the adaptable Eastern Cape-born artist maintains all her traits and soul.
In the last year, it has been near impossible to avoid Ami Faku; her singles— “Love Drunk,” “Ubuhle Bakho,” “Ndikhethe Wena”—have been a permanent fixture on the country’s radio charts and playlists. “Into Ingawe,” a single in which she’s featured by Sun-El Musician is one of the most played songs on SA radio at the moment and reached a million streams within three weeks of its release.
Ayanda Jiyane came to a point where she realised she is worth good, healthy love, not what she was getting in past relationships. And this Women’s Month, Ayanda Jiya wants all ladies to understand that they are worthy too.
Her voice has been dubbed one of the greatest in the game right now, and it seems it’s only the beginning for this local girl. Ayanda recently dropped her debut album, Ayandastand, which debuted at No 1 on iTunes and Google Play across all genres.
On Ayandastand, the singer features some of the country’s musical greats, including rappers Stogie T and A-Reece. We caught up with the Klerksdorp songstress to find out what inspired her debut project.
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