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Who is Ami Faku ?
Ami Faku is a South African Afro Pop , She is a singer , performer and songwriter. Born Amanda Faku in 1993 in the Eastern cape. Amanda was raised in a township called Izinyoka , Eastern Cape . She discovered her singing abilities at a very young age , when she had so sing in church.
Entering the Music Industry
She rose to fame when she was a contestant on a show called ‘The Voice SA ’. Being a participant in that show really elevated her music career and opened up a lot of opportunities for her. She got to meet a producer called 37MPH who introduced her to Vth Season ‘s Raphael Benza.
Signing to Vth Season
After raphael saw the talent Ami had , He didn’t hesitate , he signed her to Vth Season.
She has a unique voice which sets her apart from any other artist. Her music is influenced by the likes of Daniel Ceasar and Sabrina Claudio . Her sound that has that Xhosa magic is also something different and resonates with all kinds of people.
Ami Faku after joining Vth Season released her first single, Ndikhethe Wena which captured the hearts of Mzansi. In 2019 she released her debut project titled ‘Imali’
Notable Milestones / Achievements / Career Highlights
- She was Named Deezer’s Most Streamed Female Artist in South Africa for 2019
- The number 1 selling South African Album at Musica SA (4 weeks in a row )
- The only newcomer to feature in the Top 15 of the Radiomonitor Top 200 chart of 2019
- Her single Uwrongo with Prince Kaybee went GOLD in two months
- The only newcomer to have 3 songs on Apple Music’s 100 Best Songs of 2019 (South Africa)
- The only newcomer featured on Spotify’s Top 10 Most Streamed South African Female
Artists in South Africa
- Selected as Apple Music’s New Artist Spotlight for the month of October
- Her debut album IMALI launched at #1 on iTunes pre-add
- Her single Into Ingawe with Sun-El Musician hit 1 Million streams in 3 weeks