Ami Faku on being crowned Deezer’s most streamed SA female artist and her upcoming showcase

Ami Faku. (Photo:Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Ami Faku. (Photo:Getty Images/Gallo Images)

It has been a year of overflow for Easter Cape artist Ami Faku, and the numbers are on her side to prove it. Online music-streaming service Deezer has named the Imali hitmaker its most streamed South African female artist for the year 2019.  

But online success is nothing new to the singer and she aims to push boundaries this coming year. As part of growing her brand she will be sharing her songs, which have catapulted her into the hearts of millions of South Africans, in person. Starting this week with her two-day showcase, Sincerely Yours, taking place in Braamfontein, Joburg.

She says fans and followers can expect explanations of the songs which have made her a crowd favourite.

“It’s going to be telling my fans why I wrote certain songs and what they mean to me. This then will hopefully help them like the music more because people hear the music, but they have never really heard from me why I wrote them and what I was going through,” she explains.

Taking to social media on Monday, she shared a video in which she’s rehearsing the title track from her album Imali with her band, and captioned the post, “The band and I are making sure to give you guys a memorable experience at #SincerelyYours. Only 3 days to go!”

She says the two-night showcase taking place on 12 and 13 March will be an intimate affair. Fans “can expect a very intimate show where I get to explain what the music means to me. A show where they will fall in love with the music more and they’ll have a lot of fun.”

The showcase will be taking place at the Untitled Basement in Braamfontein.