We are convinced the Afro-Soul Music genre was created for ama Xhosa, as much as they are there in RnB and Hip Hop...they are dominating the Afro-Soul genre and doing an exceptional job at it as well.
They not only scoop most of the awards in the Best-Afro-Pop category but they also win the hearts of South African Music lovers across all ethnic groups. In no particular order here are your most talented and loved Xhosas musicians.
Mzayifani Mzondeleli Boltina, better known as iFani, is a South African Hip-Hop/Rap artist, MC and television presenter. His first single was ‘Hola Hater’, followed by ‘Ewe’, ‘Shake’, ‘Milli’ and the ‘I Believes in Me’ (1st and 2nd Quadrant) albums, the latter of which attained Gold Status’ on the day of its release. He debuted on television as a presenter, hosting a sponsored reality series, on SABC 1 called, ‘Stumbo Stomp Amapantsula’, which was a platform for challengers to battle out their pantsula moves. He was later replaced by Busiswa Gqulu in the 2nd Season. He has also appeared on and hosted the reality television series ‘Clash of the Choirs’, which aired on the channel ‘Mzanzi Magic’
If you haven't listened to Vusi Nova's hit songs Ndikuthandile and I'd Rather Go Blind, you have been missing out on good South African music. Port Elizabeth born singer is lighting up the Music Industry with his unique sound.
Singer and songwriter Nathi Mankanyi became a superstar with his hit song Nomvula from his album Buyelekhaya which will continue being one of our favorite Afro-Soul hits.
Unathi Msengana seems to be dominating the entertainment industry as a whole and doing justice to every gig that she does in the industry. Please don't tell us her track Run did not make you run to the dance floor.
When we first heard the song Amazulu we asked ourselves, who this talented young lady was, only to find out that it was Amanda Black. Unexpectedly so, Amanda took the music industry by storm may she continue to flourish
Hip Hop artist Yanga caught our attention when he was featured in AKA's hit song Run Jozi. He's made hits for a lot of people but we think 2017 should be his year to fully show us his potential.
We have no doubt that this Mthatha born, hip hop producer will be the talk of the town by the end of the year.
As successful as The Soil is, all three members of this group are humble human beings, they should actually rub off their "humble" characteristic on us.
There is no denying that Zonke Dikana knows her story when it comes to music. She's been in the music industry longer than we might think, but in 2011 after the release of her album - Ina Ethe her album catapulted to even greater heights.
Bulelwa Mkutukana best known by her stage name Zahara, is a South African singer-songwriter. She started singing in her school’s choir when she was six years old, and at the age of nine she was told to join the senior choir because of her strong voice
We're patiently waiting for your next project Zonke. Thandiswa Mazwai needs no introduction, all that she needs is a moment of appreciation for her contribution in the music industry. It is evident that she is a performer who lives and breaths music.