Samthing Soweto's new single Amagents is already topping charts and he's grateful

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Samthing Soweto's new single Amagents is already number one on Apple Music.
Samthing Soweto's new single Amagents is already number one on Apple Music.

When he told fans about the song just a day before its release, they got excited, already believing it would be a success, even before it hit the airwaves. 

And they were right. Barely 12 hours after it was out, the song was already trending and hitting top 10 positions. 

“Vul’amehlo mntanam, ungadlawa abafana. Baby wam ithini ngikutshele ngifuna ungizwe ayafana amagents” [Open your eyes my child, so men don't play with you, let me tell you, gents are the same] is one of the lines in his new song, Amagents.

Award-winning artist Samthing Soweto tells Drum he is excited about the song.

“We’re number one on Apple Music right now,” he says with excitement.

It has only been a few hours since his dropped it, but he has already had a positive response from fans.

“It’s amazing, they really love the song. So that’s testament to the love of #amagents. I’m grateful,” he says.

On social media he described the song as “a simple yet complex message from a father to his daughter”.

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He will not be drawn into talking about his daughter, but says she is also glad the song is finally out.

“We’ve been singing along to the song on our morning drives to school for months now.”

Samthing Soweto, real name Samkelo Mdolomba, says he has evolved as an artist this year.

“I think I found a new love for music this year. I’m working on being more appreciative of everything I have. I’m trying to be better, in general.”

What does he wish South Africans understood about the things they post on social media about celebrities? To be kind to people.

“Social media is real and not real at the same time. You can always switch it on and off. You can’t do that with real life. So let’s all take care of each other. On social media, and most importantly off it.”

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Amagents is just a taste and teaser of more things to come, the Isisphithiphithi hitmaker says. He will be dropping an album later this year. He will also be announcing his three-city tour next week.

Recently he opened up about depression and about not realizing that his is dope. He has also addressed his weightloss, saying he is not sick, but thanked fans for showing concern about his wellbeing.

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