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Watch Ami Faku and Sun-El Musician’s Music Video for ‘Into Ingawe’

Ami Faku and Sun-El Musician share the visuals for their hit single 'Into Ingawe.'

Rising South African singer Ami Faku collaborated with the house music producer Sun-El Musician for "Into Ingawe" which was released in June. The song became an instant hit on radio and the internet.


The song just got treated to a fitting visual. "Into Ingawe" is a song about the moment when dreams come true, which Ami Faku describes as a miracle, because it's tough in these here streets for a dreamer.

The video follows a few characters as they hustle their way through the day. But towards the end of the video, it becomes clear that the video is based on an old age woman who decides to pursue her dreams and she eventually succeeds and becomes a teacher.

Read: Meet Ami Faku, the Rising South African 'Modern Afro Soul' Artist Who Is Fast Becoming a Household Name

Success will always be a burning topic in this world, especially for black people who are usually on the wrong end of the money.

If you are interested in Ami Faku's takes and insights on money and success, then her recently-released debut album titled Imali will be a treat for you.

"Into Ingawe" is one of the biggest songs that came out of South Africa this year, and it was only a matter of time till it got treated to a visual.

Watch the music video for "Into Ingawe" by Ami Faku and Sun-El Musician below and stream the song underneath.

Sun-EL Musician x Ami Faku - Into Ingawe youtu.be



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Even while he shares his own latest record, UY Scuti, with the world, Olamide nurtures Fireboy's career with as much care and attention as he does his own, oscillating between his two roles of artist and label exec seamlessly. His 2020 album Carpe Diem is the most streamed album ever by an African rap artist, according to Audiomack, hitting over 140 million streams. When Olamide signed a joint venture with US-based record label and distribution company, Empire, in February last year he did so through his label, bringing Fireboy and any other artist he decides to sign along for the ride, and establishing one of the most noteworthy deals on the continent.

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