Pilani Bubu

Bio

Pilani Bubu is a contemporary folk and soul-jazz singer-songwriter from South Africa. A unique voice with a cohesive global sound and style. Her voice is old souled yet her music is so catchy. A storyteller at heart and an intentional performer. She is also a television host with a passion for design.

Her repertoire includes her ’Journey of a Heart - EP' (2012), and albums: ’Warrior of Light ' (2016), and Folklore - Chapter 1 (2019). Three radio singles from each: 'Miss Understood’ playlist on 45 radio stations in South Africa, 'Sweet Love’ - 50 Radio Stations in 2017 and 'Boom Che - 46 Radio stations in 2018-2019.

She has graced the stages of festivals and music venues across the world, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Kenya, United States, France, United Kingdom, Romania and her more recent highlights at the Live In Accra Jazz Festival (Ghana), Jazz on The Roof Top (Romania), and Ploiesti Jazz Festival (Romania).

“She shines through with a poignant set of songs with pure grit and talent...a feel-good singer with conscious and meaningful lyrics” said the Daily Graphic (Ghana). Every song has a story. Pilani shares her passion for music and travel, in her collaborations with local artists, and songwriting through the journey of her travels with music.

“With a voice that seemed to soar like a bird in flight, Bubu enriched her repertoire with influences... from all around the world form places she’s travelled,...she joyously filled the air with compositions rich in soul, folk, blues, and funk...Bubu delighted the crowd with lucid tunes, catchy rhythms and a distinctive sound “ - John Owoo , Arts Ghana. Org

“An act that enthralled audiences with her soothing melodies, exceptional vocals , and message-laden repertoire was singer-songwriter Pilani Bubu from South Africa” - Kouame Koulibaly, Daily Graphic Newspaper (Ghana)

She's performed her music both locally and globally. To date, she has graced the stages of various festivals in South Africa: the Drum Beat Festival, Grahamstown National Arts Festival, Fete De La Musique, Appetite Festival, and Stellenbosch Wine Festival. She has performances on various Radio and TV Shows as well: Expresso (SABC 3), Thursday Nite Live with Robert Marawa (Super Sport), Shift TV (SABC 2), Sisterhood (ETV), Yo-TV, Moja Love TV, Afro Cafe (SABC 2), Out And About (1 Gospel), Bellas (Mozambique), Newsic Room (A24 Media Kenya) to name a few.

As a TV presenter, TV shows include: 'Out And About' on One Gospel channel on DStv channel 331 and currently: 'Design For You' on The Home Channel, DStv channel 176; now in Season 8, aired on TV and VOD in 10 African Countries, Africa TV Channel, in East and Western Europe - Slovenia TV, the Nations Carrier South African Airways as well as Amazon Prime globally.

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Qongqothwane (The Click Song) x Qamata Medley - Pilani Bubu
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Uphondo Lwam - Pilani Bubu
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'Still I Rise' - Song by Pilani Bubu (Lyrics by Maya Angelou)
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Pilani Bubu added 4 new videos

THIS IS LOVE - The 'Music Love' Skat by Pilani Bubu
SWEET LOVE - Pilani Bubu on Expresso Breakfast TV (SABC 3)
BOOM CHE x HAMBA BHEKILE - Pilani Bubu (Improv Ft. Bradley Prince)

Music

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1. Mama Ka Sibongile
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2. Makoti
01:00
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3. Baile (Acoustic)
04:17
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4. Bayile (Reprise - Baile)
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5. Qongqothwane
03:05
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6. Interlude: Qamata
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7. Wadidiyela
03:11
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8. Interlude: My Horn (Feat.Lebo Mochudi)
01:30
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9. Uphondo Lwam
01:38
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10. Boom Che
04:45
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11. Theza Inkuni
01:22
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12. Interlude: OMama Bethu (Feat. Anon)
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13. Baile (Band)
04:16
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14. Interlude: Buyela EKhaya
02:26
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15. Qula Kwedini
04:07
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16. Qula (Acapella)
02:47
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17. IGqhira (outro)
01:01
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Baile (Acoustic Version) - Pilani Bubu
04:16
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Baile (Reprise)- Pilani Bubu
02:59
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Baile (Spoken Word)- Pilani Bubu
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Boom Che - Pilani Bubu (Radio Single)
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1.When Will I Be Ready
01:12
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2.Sometimes
00:55
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3.Sweet Love
04:07
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4.Music Love
06:18
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5.Heaven
03:13
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6.Promised Land
03:53
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7.Free (Funk)
03:51
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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
04:11
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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
04:19
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1. Missunderstood
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Videos

Qongqothwane (The Click Song) x Qamata Medley - Pilani Bubu
Uphondo Lwam - Pilani Bubu
'Still I Rise' - Song by Pilani Bubu (Lyrics by Maya Angelou)
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)
Baile (Reprise) - Pilani Bubu
Baile (Acoustic Version) - Pilani Bubu
Pilani Bubu - Standing In The Shadow {Humanitarium} - Journey Of A Heart Concert
Pilani Bubu - 'Music Love' - Concerts SA
Pilani Bubu - 'Heartache Is Always Relevan't - Concerts SA
Free [JourneyOFAHeart] - Pilani Bubu
RJ Benjamin - On Producing Pilani Bubu

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