Kekelingo, of The Muffinz fame, has just released his debut single as a solo artist with Eastern Cape’s South African Voice of Modern Afro Soul, Ami Faku, titled Khonza!th Season’s newest signed artist,
Khonza is sung in a language called “kekelingo” which is Kekelingo’s own spiritual language expressed and sung through chant, with no meaning but translates through the emotion of feeling. It is inspired by the day Kekelingo was born and his reason and purpose for being on earth.
Kekelingo real name Gregory Mabusela says he wrote Khonza to thank powerful and strong African Queens that raised and shaped the man that he is today.
“I’ve always imagined how I sounded like 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,” adds Kekelingo.
“Kekelingo and Ami Faku have created one of the most special pieces of music I’ve heard in a 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.
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.
Connect with Kekelingo on social media to follow his new musical journey and make sure to stream or download Khonza [HERE].
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