Kanyi Mavi releases a new single and announces an upcoming EP.
In her latest song, Kanyi Mavi is whipped. Her love for the man who stole her heart is driving her to pay amalobolo. A progressive move from Kanyi as that's normally the man's role in most African cultures.
The Cape Town-based lyricist has one of the most solid deliveries this side of the Equator, and in the new song, she proves she will always have it (the second verse is a serious work of art).
"Lobola" features Prof.Ceaz and was produced by Kay Faith, one of the country's most sought-after talent behind the boards. She is also one of the very few women who are involved in production in South African hip-hop.
"Lobola" is the first single from Kanyi since last year's "Umsindo," a song by Saturday, Monday in which the emcee was featured.
Kanyi has been promising an EP for several years since the release of the single "Ngqangqa" which was released in 2017 accompanied by visuals. The project she stated was supposed to be produced by Ted Krotkiewski, a producer from Sweden. He produced the single "Andizenzi" by Kanyi, which she released in 2016.
"Lobola" will appear in an upcoming project by the rapper titled Khon'ba due for a 28th of February release. It's not clear if the same project she announced in 2017. Khon'ba will be the first project from Kanyi since her debut album Iintombi Zifikile released in 2012.
The upcoming project will be five-songs long and will feature appearances from Blaklez, Kritsi Ye Spaza, Prof.Ceaz and Kanyi's long-time producer and collaborator Khosh.
Stream "Lobola" below: