We recently attended Anatii’s listening session for his brand new traditional album, IYEZA. The event venue was packed to the rafters with plenty of fans, friends and family, anticipating the artist’s sophomore release. We got to hear the entire album first hand and you will not believe how many encore’s the body of work had.
We asked him why this was a surprise album as the announcement that he is working on something came this week. “This is my second solo album, I felt like people really needed to experience me, my vibes. You know, just relate to who I really am,” he says.
Anatii explains the title of the album and puts speculation to rest
He also broke down the name of name as it was a great contention among many of his fans. He explains:
“The title comes from people telling people something’s coming. For the longest time I was working on Electronic Bushman and that was really an amalgamation just different sounds and different influences. But I wanted something that was concise, cohesive and straight to the point and this album just came out of nowhere.
Anatii has no features on IYEZA and it makes sense why
Initially, the album began as an EP but sort of took on a life of it’s own. IYEZA is a 10 track offering which has received many great reviews with fans expressing that they have not seen or heard this side of Anatii yet. And it makes it beautiful that he did not have any features which means that this is authentically Anatii. No dilution.
“The reason behind no features was because I wanted people to hear me for who I am. A lot of the times,the message gets diluted, maybe confused. A lot of people don’t know who Anatii really is and with this album, you’ll understand who I really am.”
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WATCH: Ntando Duma Chats More About Her Return To Acting & TV
Ntando Duma announced a few months ago that she is making a comeback to the much loved local drama series Rhythm City in January 2019, after leaving the soapie a couple of years ago. The comeback aired on the 31st of January which coincided with the debut episode of season 2 of Gqom Nation on MTV Base. We caught up with multi-talented and free spirited TV presenter and actress.
She spoke to us about her big return to acting on the popular soapie, Rhythm City and her buzzing television career. Also stating that she has a couple of projects in the pipeline which she cannot speak about right now. “There’s actually quite a lot that I’ll be doing in terms of acting but I can’t freely reveal now.”
But she expressed how excited she is now that she will be back on the popular show. “But Rhythm City, I was excited to go back,” she gleefully expressed. She also spoke a little about her character growth- from being a wild teenager who did things on her own terms- and change of appearance with the obvious one being her growing her hair out. “I’m channeling different moments, I’m channeling a different side of acting,” she proudly states.
She also touched on being more comfortable with being in front of the camera and with actually calling herself an actress.
“When I started acting I didn’t really consider myself as an actress ‘cause I feel like it just ambushed me; the acting career ambushed me, I wasn’t ready for it. Now that I know how it’s done, now that I’ve learnt from the previous times, it’s actually quite amazing.”
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