South African powerhouse modern Afro-soul singer Ami Faku has had a remarkable rise in the industry. In an astoundingly short period Ami has been adorned with Platinum and Gold announcements for 3 singles from Imali—her debut album, 2 Platinum singles for collaborations and has recently won the coveted Best Female Award at the 2020 South African Music Awards (SAMA), as well as wowing audiences with a phenomenal performance at the ceremony.
Aside for her highly coveted album Imali, Ami Faku has released some exciting collaborations with a broad range of artists such as Sun-El Musician, Prince Kaybee, Black Diamond, Lemon and Herb and more, all evidenced in her recent Ami Faku Apple essentials playlist, a rare achievement for a newcomer to the industry.
Ami Faku continues to spread her wings in new collaboration EP with EA Wave. EA Wave reimagines Ami Faku in the 5-track EP featuring some of Ami’s top and most beloved tracks freshly redone including Love Drunk (Ukweli Remix), Ebhayi (Jinku Remix), Mbize (Nu Fvnk Remix), Ungowami (Sichangi Remix) and Ndikhethe Wena (Hiribae Remix).
Ami says of working with the music and art collective hailing from Nairobi, Kenya, “I love what EA Wave has done with the music and I can’t wait for everyone to hear the EP,” adding, “It’s always been a dream of mine to expand my music across the continent.”
While redefining the sound of East Africa, the group continues to produce progressive fresh sounds in collaboration with a cross section of versatile artists beyond the region. Their coming together with Ami Faku does not stray away from this formula.
Ami Faku’s sound is unique and global and will resonate with citizens from all walks of life. She is gifted with the ability to work with various musical genres, often finding her solace in the modern Afro Pop genre, with influences from the likes of Daniel Caesar and Sabrina Claudio, with a touch of her Xhosa heritage. This Eastern Cape starlet, is known for her hauntingly beautiful voice, poignant lyrics and relatable visuals which speak to real issues facing South Africa and Africa, and this rich blend of unbounded talent and relatability have made her a household name to audiences across Southern Africa audience and had her album in the Top 10 Charts sinces its release last September in Musica stores across SA.