Ami Faku

Bio

With a voice that commands the attention of any room she sings in, Ami Faku is a rare musical gem from the Eastern Cape that will undoubtedly be one of the most important voices to come out of South Africa in the twenty-tens.

Gifted with the ability to work with various musical genres, Ami Faku finds her solace in the Modern Afro Pop genre. With influences from the likes of Daniel Caesar and Sabrina Claudio, with a touch of her Xhosa heritage, Ami Faku’s sound is unique and global and will resonate with global citizens from all walks of life.

Ami Faku has worked with artists such as Ntsika Fana (The Soil), Jethro Tait and David (Kiffness) just to name a few as well as with producers Wilson Okafor, Nobel Music, Eternal Africa and 37MPH. Born and raised in the Eastern Cape and currently a second year Accounting student at NMMU in Port Elizabeth, Ami Faku realised she could sing from a young age when she was obliged to sing at church.

Her passion for music was fuelled by a supportive family who kept her going even through 2 rejections at the pre-auditions of Idols SA. In 2016 Ami Faku decided to give the hopes of a music career one last shot when she auditioned for The Voice SA where she successfully made it through the auditions and weekly elimination rounds until she reached the Top 16 spot.

Ami Faku’s participation in The Voice SA opened a lot of doors for which led to finding a mentor and working with some of the top producers in SA. Through her networking, Ami Faku met renowned producer, 37MPH, who introduced her to Raphael Benza of The Vth Season which led to her being featured on Eternal Africa’s Maradona (SA cover) single, and later being signed to The Vth Season.

ZAPort Elizabeth, South Africa
In operation since: 
2012

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