We caught up with immensely talented vocalist and songwriter, Shekhinah and she told a little about the song that she is dropping today titled, Suited. She even gave us a little performance of the song.
Known for the smash hit collaborations that she did with producers like Sketchy Bongo for Let You Know and DJ Slique’s On It, Shekhinah is back with some new music and this time she is dropping it solo. “It’s the first song I’ve ever put my name on so it’s very exciting”, said the fiesty songstress.
She broke down the song and described it as “lighthearted” with a vibe and lots of emotions. She also mentioned that she felt Suited is the most relatable song on her upcoming album which is a far cry from the songs that she has dropped in the past; which were mainly about relationships that went bad. “Suited has such a personal message and a loving sound, that was the one for me”, she reassured us.
She collaborated with a P.E based producer, Luke Goliath who mainly does Pop and EDM music. DJ Maphorisa came through and brought his House element to the song and the mixture of these two sounds is actually quite magical.
Suited is available for purchase on iTunes.
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AKA Chats Platinum Plaques & Redefining What Accolades Mean To Him
We recently caught up with the Supa Mega, AKA who celebrated a huge milestone last week. The multi talented rapper and businessman hosted an intimate gathering to receive his several plaques for the outstanding work he did on his album, Touch My Blood.
Supa Mega has been on a winning streak
Supa Mega has been on a winning streak since 2016 with him releasing his joint project with Anatii which included several music videos. He had also been on his Supa Mega Tour and when that ended came the Touch My blood tour. This saw the rapper hard at work so it’s understandable that he is a little burnt out.
“I’m tired. Not physically tired, I’m just more emotionally tired, spiritually tired, mentally tired but it’s okay because we did what we came to do. I poured my heart and soul into the album and people really could feel that”, he expresses. And the results have paid off because the accolades and the recognition he has received since this album was released has been the most he has received since he began his career.
On how he is redefining what accolades mean to him
He shared some insights on how he has remained relevant for as long as he had. He touched on authenticity as one of the key things that artists have to uphold to stay winning.
“Just make what you need to make and put it out there. People recognize and appreciate authenticity. Just be authentic, be original and be sincere and heartfelt,” he says.
It’s been a while since AKA has submitted for any awards and he mentioned that he is considered it since he has the number one selling album in the country. But he questioned the motive to get involved in the awards when he has already won the hearts of many South Africans. The platinum plaque is proof of that.
“Isn’t the award to be the highest played artist? Isn’t the award to be the most booked artist? Isn’t the award to have people f*ck with your music?”.
These are very important questions and no doubt something that artists on the come up can question about the product they put out. Well done Supa Mega.
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