Amanda Black Image via Instagram @amandablacksa

Amanda Black is back with third studio album, ‘Mnyama’ [watch]

Sama-nominated songstress Amanda Black shows her vulnerability and honesty in a new 10-track album, ‘Mnyama’, which has been released today.


Amanda Black Image via Instagram @amandablacksa

Songstress Amanda Black is back on the music scene with her new album, Mnyama, that was released earlier today (6 August). 

Speaking in depth about the release, the talented singer-songwriter mentioned that the 10-track album is an account for her thought processes and state of mind in 2020. 

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The powerful Amazulu hitmaker shared with Glamour magazine that she was going through a break-up whilst dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The 28-year-old songwriter hopes audiences will relate to the album because it is an honest body of work. Furthermore, she mentions that it will bring hope to those who have been unable to process. 


The first single from the album Kutheni Na featuring star rapper Kwesta, allowed her to accept her vulnerability. 

“I’m hoping people will relate and be kinder to themselves, and allow themselves to be honest and vulnerable, it’s a tough time for everybody and it’s okay to give yourself space to process.” 

The single was produced by Christer Kobedi and Vaughan Fourie. Kobedi worked with Amanda on her 2019 album, Power

Kutheni Na directly translates to “why”, and the song explores Amanda’s honestly about her feelings. Collaborating with rapper Kwesta, was a no brainer for Amanda. 

“I’ve always wanted to work with Kwesta, and when I sent him the song, he related and gave us his story as bare as he did.” 


The album is an afro soul offering which is no different from Amanda’s previous releases. Besides Kwesta, she has three other features on the album.

Features on the album include one third of award-winning group Mi Casa, J’Something, soulful songstress Berita and music producer Christer. 

Amanda has shared her excitement for the upcoming release on her social media accounts. 

She tweeted, “I cant wait for you to hear this music. From my soul to yours. Healers will Heal.” 

Stream Amanda Black’s new album Mnyama here.

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