Ami Faku

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Ami Faku to round off Women’s Month with SA State Theatre concert

Along with six other impeccable women, Ami Faku will close off Women’s Month with performances at the SA State Theatre in Pretoria.

Ami Faku

Ami Faku Image via Twitter @Ami_Faku

Soulful songstress Ami Faku is one of those South African musicians you’d love to see on stage. She rose to stardom after appearing on The Voice in 2017. Ami Faku has since collaborated with some of the most prominent SA musicians, including Sun-El Musician and Blaq Diamond.

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28-year-old Amanda Faku aka Ami Faku bagged the Female Artist of the Year award at the 2020 South African Music Awards (Samas). She has also received several plaques for her music and continues to dominate the South African music scene. 

Her collaboration with Black Motion, DJ Shimza and Prince Kaybee, Uwrongo,  received a mention on Time Magazine’s 10 best songs of the year. Uwrongo also made former president of the United States, Barack Obama’s “Favourite Music of 2020” list. 

Ami Faku’s debut album, Imali, surpassed fans’ expectations. The 11-track album was an afro soul offering and only had three features: Sun-El Musician, Blaq Diamond and 37MPH.


Ami Faku will close off the Women’s Month celebrations with a concert at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria on 28 and 29 August. The upcoming concert is aimed at celebrating women who marched for gender equality on 9 August 1956. 2021 marks 65 years since the Women’s March. 

Other women who will perform at the concert, include Ncamisa Nqana, Amogelang Ralebepa, Dudu Makhoba, Gina Mabasa, ManaKomba and Rivoningo “Bonny” Nkuna. 

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Lindiwe Hlatshwayo’s art exhibition will also be on show at the SA State Theatre until 29 August. Hlatshwayo has titled her exhibition, Women for the Unification of Africa

She uses beadwork as the main medium for her art and depicts women as water, fire, and air elements of “The African Revolution.”