Numbers don’t lie, Eastern Cape’s, South African Voice of Modern Afro Soul, Ami Faku, made the Spotify list this week as one of the Top 10 Most Streamed South African Female Artists in South Africa, featuring as the only newcomer on the list. Ami Faku’s music is streamed more than the likes of Zonke and Sho Madjozi, just to name a few, which is a phenomenal feat for a newcomer.
Featuring on any Spotify list, the second largest streaming platform in South Africa, and the largest on a global scale, is a coveted milestone that artists worldwide dream of.
“Thank you to Spotify and everyone that has been streaming my music. I can’t believe a girl from Zinyoka in Port Elizabeth is on this list. Please never stop supporting us, we need it,” expresses Ami Faku.
Ami Faku being the most streamed South African female artist newcomer this year comes as no surprise. Ami Faku has been dominating the radio airwaves all year with a minimum of 5 singles charting in the Top 100 most played songs in the country at any given time. She also achieved GOLD selling status twice for collaborations on Into Ingawe and Ungowam. Ami Faku’s music dominance is also reflected in physical album sales as her debut album, IMALI, is currently a Top 10 selling album at Musica.
Described as one of the most important musical voices to come out of South African in the twenty-tens, Ami Faku is indeed a rare musical find that is ready for the world stage.
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