Young and upcoming maskandi artist Philani Maseko has released his first solo album titled Account Yakho. Maseko, who is affectionately known as uNhlamv’zelanga, got into the music industry in 2014 when he joined KwaZulu Natal based maskandi group Mafikamahle. “I was a backing vocal in the group and also played a guitar. In 2017, I joined another group called Amavika Mkhonto for two years,” he said. The 30-year-old described his 11 song album as entertaining and informative. “Most of the time I write about my experience and things that are happening in life in general. “My album caters for everyone,” he said. He described the late Mgqumeni and Mfaz’ Omnyama as his role models. Like any other young artist, uNhlamv’zelanga promotes his music by singing at taxi ranks, malls, weddings and train stations. However, Nhlamvu complained about piracy that is “killing” their music. “As young artist we are struggling because of people that sell our music very cheap on the streets. “I wish government can intervene and curb this bad habit,” he stated. He said he charges R50 for his album and is available from him. For bookings or anyone that wants to buy it can call him on 063 3822 980.