Mandé, real name Nkululeko Duma releases the love song Indlela (the way) off the EP Colors. He’s a singer, songwriter who is not only recognized for his vocal abilities but also a Hip Hop and ‘Durban Bheng’ dancer!NB Trap Hop artist
Mandé pronounced as Monday has coined the genre and sound of RNB Trap Hop – a sound that mixes Rnb vocals that are synchronized with Trap instrumentals, and lyrical content that is inspired by Hip Hop.
Nkululeko Duma, known as Mandé [Mandé pronounced as Monday] is a Singer and Songwriter. He is not only recognized for his vocal abilities but also as a Hip Hop and “Durban Bheng” Dancer.
Indlela is the first single to be released from his EP – Colors. Mande´ explains the meaning behind this alternative love song – ” Indlela meaning The Way.
“It’s the things that lovers do that are shared between them, from body touching to neck kissing, to caressing and lovemaking. Mandé highlights the things his female companion enjoys when they’re together and “the way” he does them to her,” says Mande´.
The Durban born 25-yare-old is the firstborn son of the late Afro Pop legend, Vusi ‘Veekay’ Kunene (who was also part of the SAMA nominee trio group Bumbana – nominated for Best African Pop album in 2005.
The Colors EP is a significantly positive EP with major scale tunes that give the listener happy vibrations. One cannot ignore the energy and charisma behind the EP as it represents the character of Mande´. Colors was recorded in 2019 at Hit Studios also known as Magudu. This is the first commercial release from Mande´with vernacular lyrics being dominant.
This vibrant artist is most certainly one to look out for.
The gem made history when he was part of the Durban based dance show “Gqom Nation – MtvBase”, by dancing with an arm cast on for all 8 episodes. Involved in a car accident before the season 1 shoot, but still continued to shoot for the show with dance crew Unique Italians.
LISTEN TO INDLELA BELOW: