Pilani Bubu

Bio

Immerse yourself in the intriguing world of Pilani Bubu, an indelible storyteller, singer-songwriter, TV presenter, and creative entrepreneur extraordinaire. For the past decade, Pilani has graced the global stage, captivating audiences with her enchanting melodies, astonishing vibrato and soul-stirring lyrics. Her musical prowess knows no bounds as she effortlessly weaves together jazz, folk, soul, and R&B, showcasing her versatile artistry.

With a pure voice, with a unique sense of clarity that resonates deep within the soul, Pilani has independently produced and released five album, whose storytelling narratives are in a league of their own. Each album takes listeners on an extraordinary journey through the human experience, evoking raw emotions, the essence of love, light and the unbreakable spirit within us all. From the heartfelt melodies of "Journey of a Heart" to the empowering rhythms of "Warrior of Light," and the nostalgic African folk tales of” Folklore Chapter 1. Her music transcends mere entertainment—it is an expedition through the very essence of existence.

Even amidst the chaos of a global pandemic, Pilani's creative spirit remained unyielding. She released "Lockdown Lovestory," a remarkable & cathartic album that captured the essence of love amidst uncertain times, providing a space for reflection and reconciliation to countless souls- post pandemic. And now, with her latest offering, "Folklore Chapter 2," she delves even deeper into the rich tapestry of African folklore, conjuring melodies that transport listeners to ethereal realms of African spirituality.

Pilani's commendable musicality has garnered her immense recognition, including the prestigious accolade of Best African Adult Contemporary Album at the South African Music Awards in 2020 for "Folklore Chapter 1." She continues to push boundaries and expand her artistic endeavours, recently launching the Folklore Festival—a magnificent celebration of heritage, culture and creativity held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2022.

Her artistic prowess extends beyond the realm of music. Pilani has collaborated with the esteemed Caged Bird Legacy LLC, entrusted with the lyrical interpretation of Maya Angelou's profound poetry in her transcendent song, "Hopes Springing High, Still I Rise." This remarkable project, supported and funded by the SAMRO Foundation, SAMPRA, Sheer Publishing, and Downtown Publishers, has left an indelible mark on the artistic landscape.

Not stopping there, Pilani's music has resonated globally, securing synchronisation rights for her songs in the South African Netflix Series, "The Brave Ones: Abantwana," where her enchanting melodies intertwined seamlessly with the visual narrative. She also embarked on a mesmerizing collaboration with the talented Blick Bassy, lending her captivating vocals to his sensational spectacle, "Bikutsi 3000." Furthermore, her collaboration with Afronautiq, a.k.a Sean Peavers, birthed the magnetic "Ufuna Bani,”.

Beyond her musical exploits, Pilani has cemented her status as a creative entrepreneur. Her company, Bupila Creative Co., has become a beacon of success, earning two prestigious Loeries awards—the biggest advertising awards in Africa and the Middle East. Her strategic and creative brilliance shone brightly in her work on a Human Rights Campaign for the Nelson Mandela Foundation, for which she was honored with a Loeries Bronze trophy in 2021. Additionally, her...

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Folklore Festival 2023 - Highlights Video
Folklore Community 2020
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Pilani Bubu x AfroNautiq - Feel It (Music Video - After Glow)
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Pilani Bubu- Folklore II [UNPACKED]: EP 03 A Light Worker
Pilani Bubu - Folklore II [UNPACKED]: EP05 The Voice & Versatility
Pilani Bubu - Folklore II: [UNPACKED] EP 01: Creative Process & Themes
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Pilani Bubu on The World Show With Nicky B on Kaya FM

Music

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1.When Will I Be Ready
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2.Sometimes
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3.Sweet Love
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4.Music Love
06:18
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5.Heaven
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6.Promised Land
03:53
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7.Free (Funk)
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8.Free (Soul Remix)
03:53
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9.Home To Me (Original Demo)
02:48
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10.Music Love (Original Demo)
04:58
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Sweet Love - Pilani Bubu (Radio Single)
04:06
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Where is Home - Pilani Bubu, Produced by Apiwe Bubu
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3. Walk On By
05:10
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4. Sunshine & Rainbows
03:49
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6. Whats Between Us - demo version
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2. What's Between Us
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1. Missunderstood
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Videos

Folklore Community 2020
Folklore Festival 2023 - Highlights Video
Pilani Bubu x AfroNautiq - Feel It (Music Video - After Glow)
Pilani Bubu - Folklore II [UNPACKED]: EP06 Collaborators & Closing
Pilani Bubu - Folklore II [UNPACKED]: EP05 The Voice & Versatility
Pilani Bubu - Folklore II [UNPACKED]: EP 04 Generational Rites of Passage
Pilani Bubu- Folklore II [UNPACKED]: EP 03 A Light Worker
Pilani Bubu - Folklore II [UNPACKED]: EP 02 Ancestry & Culture
Pilani Bubu - Folklore II: [UNPACKED] EP 01: Creative Process & Themes
Pilani Bubu on The World Show With Nicky B on Kaya FM
Pilani Bubu - Nkathazo ft. Luyanda Madope
Pilani Bubu - Vusumuzi (Official Music Video) ft. Lerato Lichaba
Pilani Bubu - Thafaelibanzi (Official Music Video) ft. Muneyi
Pilani Bubu - Umthombo ft. Lwanda Gogwana
Pilani Bubu - Abantwana (Official Music Video)
Folklore Festival 2023 - TV Promo
As We Lay - Live at Supersonic (Afronautiq x Pilani Bubu)
Folklore Festival (South Africa) 2022
The world is listening - let's take the time to craft and tell our African stories fiercely.
Pilani Bubu - Ghosted (Lyric Video)
Pilani Bubu - Missed The Mark (Stay) - (Lyric Video)
Pilani Bubu - Pendulum Swing (Official Video)
#UfunaBani Visualiser OUT NOW song on #TheBraveOnes on #Netflix
Pilani Bubu - Desire (Lyric Video)
Pilani Bubu x Afronautiq - Ufuna Bani (Sondela) Visualiser
Pilani Bubu - Baile ft. Kyei
Pilani Bubu - Qongqothwane - The Click Song (Official Music Video)
Pilani Bubu - Qamata (Official Music Video)
Pilani Bubu - Boom Che (Official Music Video)
Pilani Bubu - As We Lay
Pilani Bubu - Hopes Springing High - Ampliflied Voices - Highlights Video
Pilani Bubu - Folklore Mini Fest - Highlights Video
Pilani Bubu - Folklore Fireside I - Highlights Video
Qongqothwane (The Click Song) x Qamata Medley - Pilani Bubu
Uphondo Lwam - Pilani Bubu
SWEET LOVE - Pilani Bubu on Expresso Breakfast TV (SABC 3)
THIS IS LOVE - The 'Music Love' Skat by Pilani Bubu
FOLKLORE- Interview with Pilani Bubu on Expresso (SABC 3)
BOOM CHE x HAMBA BHEKILE - Pilani Bubu (Improv Ft. Bradley Prince)
Boom Che - Pilani Bubu (Newsic Room Kenya)
Pilani Bubu - Baile (Newsic Room Kenya)
Pilani Bubu - The Crab Song (Wadidiyela) ft. Wanlov the Kubolor
Boom Che (Radio Single) - Pilani Bubu
The Bubu Twins Summertime-Pilani Bubu

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In operation since: 
2011

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