Amanda Mankayi talks about her new album and record label

By Drum Digital
13 October 2016

Following in the footsteps of her older brother Nathi Mankayi, Amanda says her album titled Zola Ntliziyo (My heart be still) is her speaking to her heart and asking it to be patient

Following in the footsteps of her older brother Nathi Mankayi, Amanda says her album titled Zola Ntliziyo (My heart be still) is her speaking to her heart and asking it to be patient

“In my album I pour my soul out and I speak to my heart, telling it to stay calm in every situation I am faced with.”

Amanda says a lot has happened in the two years since she’s been in Johannesburg. Signing under a big record company like Muthaland Entertainment (formerly known as Ghetto Ruff ), has opened many doors for her and her brother Nathi, she says.

A lot had been said about the record company Muthaland. Former kwaito star Zola 7-said record company owner Lance Stehr had been the reason behind his rise and his hard fall, and the two were embroiled in court action in 2015.

Singer Ishmael also did not leave on good terms, but Amanda says they signed on the dotted line knowing very well what they wanted and no one will ever exploit her and Nathi.

“We have spoken to Lance about all the horror stories we heard and we are not interested. We are very comfortable where we are and we have a great working relationship,”said Amanda.

Amanda says although she has not yet had any bad experiences, she is surely going in with eyes wide open.

“The music industry is not glamorous, maybe it appears so on the outside but there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes and there are a lot of lies and deceit,” she said.

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