Last week we found out that the former band member of The Muffinz, Kekelingo has embarked on a new solo career under the capable hands of Vth season record label.
Kekelingo seems to be hitting the ground running and wasting no time with the release of his first single titled, “Khonza” featuring songstress Ami Faku.
Khonza is sung in a language called “Kekelingo” which is eponymously named after the musician. Kekelingo describes this language as a spiritual language expressed and sung through chant, with no meaning but can be translated through emotions and feelings.
“I’ve always imagined how I sounded as a baby, the day I was born,”
shares Kekelingo thinking about his amazing mother who gave birth to him by herself at home in a four-roomed house in Soweto.
“I wrote Khonza as a thank you to my late mother, grandmother and my sister. Powerful and strong African Queens that raised and shaped the man that I am today. I featured songstress Ami Faku because I knew her voice will represent the gentleness and loving nature of these incredible Queens that I hold dearly in my heart and spirit being,”
Having spent the last three years working in theatre productions as a music curator and performer with The Centre for the Less Good Idea in Maboneng, which saw Kekelingo perform in Holland last year at an arts festival, Kekelingo is excited to reconnect with fans again releasing music.
“Kekelingo and Ami Faku have created one of the most special pieces of music I’ve heard in very long time. The sound will resonate around the world and I can’t think of a better time than the present to appreciate it,”
-shares Ninel Musson, Director at Vth Season.
Listen and stream Khonza, let us know your thoughts.