Almost 3 weeks to the day, Amanda Black’s debut album ‘Amazulu’ has officially gone Platinum.
The Eastern Cape-born singer took it to Social Media to thank her fans for the support and for buying the album.
Wow!!! I don’t even know what to say… Thank you the creator of this talent. Of all these talents that made these pots to be done!!! What a reward for the team. Thank you so much to everyone who believed in Amazulu and took out their money to buy Amazulu. My Team ❤️ Mute, @ruff_1020_atm @sjava_atm @itschrister @lunatikbeatz @vuyomanyike and also thank you to @ronepidemicbeats & @laflame for their contribution to the this Magic Album. Thank you to my whole team at @ambitiouz_entertainment for pushing hard for this to happen. ❤️Wow #AmazulugoesPlatinum #AvulekileAmazulu. #AmandaBlack
Most will remember Amanda Black’s voice from Season 11 of Idols SA, and since then she never looked back into creating her own story and sharing her style of music inspired by Brenda Fassie, Thandiswa Mazwai, Simphiwe Dana.
Amanda paved a way for this project back in June 2016 when she released the leading single ‘Amazulu; which has been a successful release and still is till this day.
Her album opens up with ‘Amazulu’ as the intro track, definitely because it’s her signature track and title track. Then paves way into this storytelling afro-pop/R&B filled project which is packed with 14-tracks. The album delivers soulful, laid back and mellow tracks from ‘Kahle’ followed by ‘Uzobuya’ where she talks about a lover who left her heartbroken, ‘Free’ and the acoustic ‘Mna Nawe’ …..just to mention a few. Most of the tracks, lets Amanda sing her soul out talking about love, heartbreak, inner-self and everyday stories which one can relate to.
One can describe this project as a step deep inside the usual afro-pop, with additional elements and massive creativity on the presentation of each track.