Ami Faku


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.

“I want to create music that is uplifting and that everyone can relate to” - Ami Faku

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 citizens from all walks of life.

Notable Milestones / Achievements / Career Highlights

● Named Deezer’s Most Streamed Female Artist in South Africa for 2019
● The number 1 selling South African Album at Musica SA (4 consecutive weeks)
● The only newcomer to feature in the Top 15 of the Radiomonitor Top 200 chart of 2019
● Her single Uwrongo with Prince Kaybee went GOLD in two months

● The only newcomer to have 3 songs on Apple Music’s 100 Best Songs of 2019 (South Africa)
● The only newcomer featured on Spotify’s Top 10 Most Streamed South African Female Artists in South Africa
● Selected as Apple Music’s New Artist Spotlight for the month of October
● Her debut album IMALI launched at #1 on iTunes pre-add
● Her single Into Ingawe with Sun-El Musician hit 1 Million streams in 3 weeks
● Had 5 simultaneous singles on the Top 100 Radiomonitor SA Chart
● Had 2 GOLD selling singles namely: Ungowam and Into Ingawe
● Had guest appearances and performances on TV shows namely: Rhythm City & Uyajola 99
● Her music featured on popular TV shows wedding episodes namely: Uzalo (Ubuhle Bakho) & The River (Into Ingawe)
● Reached over 5 million YouTube views across her various music videos

● Signed to one of Africa’s leading Talent Management and Creative Marketing Agencies, The Vth Season
● Top 16 on The Voice SA Season 2

Born and raised in the Eastern Cape in a township called Izinyoka, 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 in 2017.

Ami Faku’s participation in The Voice SA opened a lot of doors for her which led to finding a mentor and working with...


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