Ami Faku

Music / Guy Butler Auditorium

The Voice of Modern Afro Soul Ami Faku, hails from the Eastern Cape. The singer, songwriter and performer is a SAMA winner and Multi-Platinum hit maker. She sits comfortably with commercial tracks as well as deeper soul music with poetic and motivating lyrics. She is currently the female artist with the most listeners in SA with over 1M listeners and with 2 songs currently on the RAM Top 50. Ami Faku is currently celebrating her releases with Nigerian artist Mr. Eazi, South African Piano God Kabza de Small, Aymos with the #1 hit Fatela and UK DJ Juls. New music and an Album are dropping in July and October 2023.


With a voice that commands the attention of any room she sings in, Ami Faku is a rare musical gem from the Eastern Cape that will undoubtedly be one of the most important voices to come out of South Africa in the twenty-tens.
“I want to create music that is uplifting and that everyone can relate to” – Ami Faku

Gifted with the ability to work with various musical genres, Ami Faku finds her solace in the Modern Afro Pop genre. With influences from the likes of Daniel Caesar and Sabrina Claudio, with a touch of her Xhosa heritage, Ami Faku’s
sound is unique and global and will resonate with citizens from all walks of life.

Notable achievements in 2023:
Fatela received nominations for Song of the year(Fatela), Best House Song(Umthandazo), Best Collaboration(Fatela) at the Metro FM Awards
Fatela surpassed 10 Million Streams across DSP’s
Fatela is currently #5 on South Africa Radio Monitor.

Born and raised in the Eastern Cape in a township called Izinyoka, Ami Faku realised she could sing from a young age when she was obliged to sing at church.

Her passion for music was fuelled by a supportive family who kept her going even through 2 rejections at the pre-auditions of Idols SA. In 2016 Ami Faku decided to give the hopes of a music career one last shot when she auditioned for The Voice SA where she successfully made it through the auditions and weekly elimination rounds until she reached the Top 16 spot in 2017.

Ami Faku’s participation in The Voice SA opened a lot of doors for her which led to finding a mentor and working with some of the top producers in SA. Through her networking, Ami Faku met renowned producer, 37MPH, who introduced her to Raphael Benza of Vth Season which led to her being featured on Eternal Africa’s Maradona (SA cover) single, and later being signed to the Vth Season in 2018.

Under the Vth Season, Ami Faku released her first single, Ndikhethe Wena which catapulted her career.

Connect with Ami Faku:
Facebook: @AmiFakuMusic / Twitter: @Ami_Faku / Instagram: @Ami_Faku

  • Venue: Guy Butler Auditorium
  • City: Makhanda
  • Location: 1820 Settlers Monument on Lucas Avenue
  • Ticket Price: R150.00
  • Programme Type: CURATED PROGRAMME
  • Genre: Music
  • Duration: 60 mins
July 01, 2023   21:30 - 22:30
July 02, 2023   14:00 - 15:00