Amanda Black On New Album, Patriarchy & The Music Industry

recently released released a body of work titled “Mnyama.” This project was part of the topic she treated in a recent conversation with journalists.

According to her, the project her in transformation and documents some of her experiences for the past years, including the uncertainty that followed the coronavirus and the lockdown it spawned in South African and else.

Amid the dark hues, the projects also has some illuminating tracks. According to the singer, for example, the song “Ekuphileni,” which featured J’Something of Mi Casa, was specifically sung for her grandmother.

She had asked for a song a long time ago, but could only record something the time she did. Now her grandmother can’t do without the song, according to her.

She also bemoaned the lack of unity in the music industry in South Africa, noting that patriarchy is pretty prevalent and the double standards is unmistakable. She regretted the fact that women in the industry barely help each other.

By the way, was previously signed to Ambitiouz Entertainment. She left amid claims the label is owing her and has refused to pay. Compared to Emtee, who’d also left the label, her departure was not as acrimonious