Ami Faku on new single Lala Ngoxolo and her upcoming second album

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Local musician Ami Faku has touched hearts with her latest single, Lala Ngoxolo.
Local musician Ami Faku has touched hearts with her latest single, Lala Ngoxolo.
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People thought she was dead. Social media was filled with shocked messages from fans while some continued to spread the fake news.

All because of Ami Faku's latest single, Lala Ngoxolo, which means rest in peace. 

The soul singer has touched the hearts of many South Africans with her latest song, which features rapper Emtee.

In the song Ami and Emtee speak about losing a loved one and having to be strong but always keeping those who are gone in our hearts always.

“I released the song because I wanted people to find comfort in the song and find the courage to move on and heal from losing someone that they love especially during these times. I'm sure that the ones that have left us would want us to move on, music is also part of my healing process although more needs to be done on a personal level but music has truly helped me heal in the past,” she tells DRUM.

Ami chose to feature Emtee in particular because of the emotion he brings to songs and his ability to make the song easily relatable to whoever is listening.

“He had the right tone needed for the song and the right emotion to portray on the song, I wouldn’t have worked with anyone but him because of the personal touch he brings to the music. Fans loved the song they feel that it suitable for the time as people have lost their loved ones in such a short period of time.”

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During the week a Facebook post about Ami's purported death sent her fans into a panic which led to her trending on Twitter. It was soon discovered that it was fake news and the rumour started as a result of her song, which she addressed assuring fans that she is alive and well.

The 27-year-old is working on her second studio album and she can't wait for fans to get a listen when it's all done. 

“I am currently finishing up my album that is dropping this year, I can't share too much details right but all I can say that is its going to be really beautiful. It will be my second album and I’m very excited. The sound of the album is still soulful and meaningful, it will still be my version of modern day afro-soul,” she shares.

Ami says she would love to work with great Caiphus Semenya in the near future.

“ I really look up to him, he is extremely gifted and I would really love to with him one day.”

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