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Ami Faku’s Music Video for ‘Ebhayi’ Documents her Homecoming

Watch Ami Faku's music video for 'Ebhayi.'

"Ebhayi" by Ami Faku is an ode to the South African singer's hometown of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. In the song, she sings about returning home and the comfort home provides for everyone.


The song just got treated to a fitting music video. The visual, which is directed by Nomakhomazi Dewavrin, documents Ami Faku's journey from the city of Joburg to Port Elizabeth. The singer can be seen catching up with loved ones upon her arrival as she cycles in the streets.

The visual is relatable for many South Africans from small towns and villages across the country as they have to make their way back home every year in December for the holidays.

This year, Ami Faku returns a hometown hero as she had a successful year with the release of her debut album Imali and the singles she has released including "Inde Lendlela" and "Into Ingawe," which is a collaboration with house producer Sun-El Musician.

When we asked, the singer and songwriter before the release of Imali how things are for her when she returns home with her newly-found fame, she said:

"First of all, I can't use a taxi because there's a perception. And also, I just try to not be around people a lot, because of the things that people say. I went to this braai place that I always go to when I'm home, and this lady who works there was like, 'So, you're going to come spend the money from Joburg.' But people are very supportive, and there's a lot of support."

Read: South African Women Dropped the Best Debuts of 2019

Ami Faku is part of a new crop of South African vocalists who are excelling and released strong debut albums this year. More about that here.

"Ebhayi" is a single from Imali. The 11-track album features 37MPH, Sun-El Musician and Blaq Diamond.

Watch the music video for "Ebhayi" below and stream Imali underneath. Revisit our interview with Ami Faku here.


Ami Faku - Ebhayi (Official Music Video) youtu.be




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Kofi Jamar Switches Lanes In 'Appetite for Destruction'

The Ghanaian rapper and "Ekorso" hitmaker presents a different sound in his latest EP.

The drill scene in Ghana has been making waves across the continent for some time now. If you're hip to what a crop of young and hungry artists from the city of Kumasi in Ghana and beyond have been doing over the past year, then you already know about rapper Kofi Jamar.

Towards the end of November last year he dropped one of the biggest drill songs to emerge from Ghana's buzzing drill scene, the popular street anthem "Ekorso." In the December and January that followed, "Ekorso" was the song on everyone's lips, the hip-hop song that took over the season, with even the likes of Wizkid spotted vibing to the tune.

Currently sitting at over 10 million streams across digital streaming platforms, the song topped charts, even breaking records in the process. "Ekorso" maintained the number one spot on Apple Music's Hip-Hop/Rap: Ghana chart for two months uninterrupted, a first in the history of the chart. It also had a good stint at number one of the Ghana Top 100 chart as well, among several other accolades.

Even though he's the creator of what could be the biggest song of Ghana's drill movement till date, Kofi Jamar doesn't plan on replicating his past music or his past moves. He has just issued his second EP, a 6-track project titled Appetite for Destruction, and it would surprise you to know that there isn't a single drill song on it. Although drill played a huge role in his meteoric rise, he wants to be known as way more than just a drill rapper. He wants to be known as a complete and versatile artist, unafraid to engage in any genre — and he even looks forward to creating his own genre of music during the course of his career.

We spoke to Kofi Jamar about his latest EP, and he tells us about working with Teni, why he's gravitating away from drill to a new sound, and more. Check out our conversation below.

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