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Watch Ami Faku Break Down Her Song ‘Imali’: ‘Many people never get the break they need’

South African soul artist Ami Faku speaks about the inspiration behind her hit 'Imali' on Apple Music's Song Stories.

Ami Faku's hit single "Imali," which is a collaboration between the Eastern Cape-born artist and the duo Blaq Diamond from Durban, is an undeniable hit.

For the latest episode of Apple Music's Song Stories, Ami Faku breaks down the inspiration behind the song.


"'Imali' is a reflection on the difficulties of life," says Ami Faku. "I wrote it from a personal experience that I was once in. I felt that I left people behind who were suffering. For me, the focus was finances; not being able to afford your basics, I wanted to write the song for people in that position to relate and also feel like they don't wanna relate forever. Some people never get a break and I wanted that song to change their lives like, okay, I don't wanna be in this position for the rest of my life."

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She later adds during the course of the clip, "I know people don't like to say this, but it's the truth, some people pray and nothing happens. So that's when you have to do something."

"Imali" is a song from Ami Faku's debut album of the same title. The album was released by the label Vth Season last year and propelled the musician to stardom. She has received cosigns from the likes of Simphiwe Dana and has collaborated with Sun El Musician (on the hit "Into Ingawe") and recently Shimza, Black Motion and Prince Kaybee.

Apple Music Song Stories is a new short-form video series that deep dives into the creative process and inspiration behind a chosen song.

Watch the full clip showing Ami Faku breaking down "Imali" on Apple Music and stream Imali below:




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