There is no doubt that Naakmusiq is an incredible talent; the guy can sing and act plus he is quite a looker. The Afrotainment singer recently released the visuals for his song, Mamelani, a song produced by Prince Bulo.
Naakmusiq dropped this song back in July this year and this immediately caught our attention because it is a little departure from the song that we are used to. Mamelai is what you would get if House and Gqom had a baby with an Afro-Soul edge that is fitting for Naakmusiq.
The song has that “call to action” type of feel to it where Naakmusiq is urging everyone to listen, unite and take action. It’s both a feel good joint but also a fierce one designed for the dancefloor.
He is featured wearing traditional Xhosa attire, looking every bit a powerful chief and also features men dressed in Zulu attire and they look like they are ready for war.
When the song dropped, he told Channel 24: “Mamelani is a Gqom song. It’s a Gqom track with a touch of soul and the song goes hand in hand with a TV series I am doing, iGazi. Where I play a Xhosa king, and the message is that everyone must unite and love one another through music”.
The video for Mamelani is quite refreshing and sees Naakmusiq in the rural area with breathtaking mountains as the backdrop. The scenery is beautiful and makes the video for the song stand out because the concept is not typical. This is one beautifully shot video.
Check out the video below!
NEW EP ALERT: NLK The Prozuloo Drops Yini Uthando EP
Nkululeko Lukhele is a singer, song writer and producer from Daveyton. A self-taught producer, NLK the Prozuloo fell in love with music at an early age and decided to experiment with music software. His love for music grew and he developed a keen ear for producing, recording, mixing and mastering.
Yini Uthando is the first body of work from NLK the Prozuloo, which was released as a 7 track EP. An emotionally charged project, NLK explores love through various themes. Asked to describe his sound, the producer says that
“It is a mixture of early 90s bubble gum, mixed with slow kwaito sounds, that we miss”.
He fuses these classical sounds with slow lazy vocals that certainly get you reminiscing about the good old days. From storylines, production and vocal prowess, NLK The Prozuloo uses this project to announce his arrival in the colourful South African music scene. Yini Uthando is preceded by Thando Lwakudala, the only song with a feature off the project, which was dropped as a single in December 2017.
Currently the single that has been released is the upbeat, feel good jam called Usangikhumbula which continues in the project theme about love. This single is also available on all commercial platforms for download and streaming.
Peep the song below!