After the year we’ve had, Ami Faku’s latest release featuring award-winning rapper, Emtee, is apt for the times that we’re in.
Titled Lala Ngoxolo, meaning “rest in peace”, Eastern Cape’s South African Voice of Modern Afro Soul has yet again created the perfect soundtrack befitting of the mood of the country as she did with her Platinum-selling single, Imali, taken off her Gold-selling debut album with the same name.
Remembering those we’ve lost with lyrics such as “Sobonana kweli linye ilizwe / we’ll see each other in a different world” and “Akusafani la ma ungekho / it’s not the same here without you”; Lala Ngoxolo is a poignant track that the country can find joy, peace and healing in, whilst paying homage to those that have fallen and passed on.
Having ended the year on a high note with her single Uwrongo making Time Magazine’s “10 Best Songs of 2020”, making Obama’s favourite music list and being the second most streamed female artist in the country; all eyes are on SA’s Female Artist Of The Year who is pegged to have yet another phenomenal year reaching audiences far and wide with her golden voice.
From tragic accidents, to sicknesses, to covid-19 deaths; the country has suffered great loss in 2020 and Ami Faku hopes her latest release will aid in the journey of overcoming loss in one’s life as we bid farewell to those no longer with us.