Vth Season’s newest signee, Eastern Cape born, Nelson Mandela University (NMU) accounting student, Ami Faku (pronounced ahh-me), launched her debut single, Ndikhethe Wena, this past Friday on a high note.
Known to have blown away all four judges on The Voice SA last year, Ami Faku has lived up to expectations and is currently blowing away listeners on radio stations across the country with her debut offering.
Since it’s debut on Friday, Ami Faku’s Ndikhethe Wena has been playlisted by 18 radio stations including the likes of Metro FM, Capricorn FM, Power FM, Tru FM, North West FM, UJ FM and Thobela FM just to name a few.
Ndikhethe Wena is currently charting on the North West FM Top 40 Chart and the cover artwork is featured on the landing page of JOOX SA.
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To everyone who has supported me way back from my TV audition, I have a big announcement. I am so honored and excited to announce that I am signed to Vth Season. A girl from PE, Ezinyoka is signed to one of the best Recording Labels in Africa. Going forward I will be known as AMI FAKU. yes- I have decided to change my name as I embark on a exciting new chapter in my my career. My new magical single will be released on Friday the 24th of August. I cant wait for you to hear it.. #NdikhetheWena
“The song is about being completely in love and not being bothered by the negativity that relationships are associated with. Sometimes as people we need to realise how precious relationships are. This person chose you out of all the people in the world, that’s special,” explains Ami Faku.
“I’m so honoured and excited to announce that I’m signed to Vth Season. A girl from PE, Ezinyoka is signed to one of the best Artist Management Agencies in Africa. Thank you Benza and Ninel for believing in my ability. The plan is to make you proud,” expresses Ami Faku.
“We are extremely excited to have Ami Faku join the Vth Season family. She has an impeccable voice and awesome personality. She represents and will be the leader of the new voice of Modern Afro-Pop/Soul,” shares Raphael Benza of Vth Season.
With a voice that commands the attention of any room she sings in, Ami Faku is a rare musical gem that will undoubtedly be one of the most important voices to come out of South Africa in the twenty-tens and the music industry has taken notice.
Lesley Mofokeng, Sowetan Newspaper Entertainment Editor shares: “Ndikhetha Wena provides a special sound that has not been heard in the game in a long time. With her unique approach to modern Afro-Pop, Ami Faku will change the sound and feel of African music. She will usher in a new phase and reach the iconic status of the likes of Sade, Tracy Chapman, Aretha Franklin, Siphiwe Dana, Alicia Keys, Brenda Fassie and Busi Mhlongo.”
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Era Baloyi is a Copywriter, Social Media Manager, Public Relations and Communications practitioner who is the Founder and CEO of Quick Read Magazine. He’s been with Quick Read since 2014 and he’s seen how the magazine grew. He focuses more on entertainment, music and movie reviews.