Fundiswa Nkwanyana
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13 Dec 2016
10:30 am

I always knew I’d be famous – Amanda Black

Fundiswa Nkwanyana

Amanda Black is paving her own path in the music industry with her debut album Amazulu. She chats to us about her love for music.

Amanda Black.

1. I am a 23-year-old singer and songwriter from the Eastern Cape. Music is my chosen obsession as it holds a special place in my heart. I even studied it because it brings me joy.

2. As a little girl, I knew that I wanted be a singer. I remember telling my mother that I would one day be a famous singer – this is my childhood dream. I still get excited when I see people appreciating my music. When my album dropped, it was humbling to see them enjoying and praising it.

3. Sometimes I find it hard to deal with people’s expectations of me. This is because creating music is a personal venture. Sometimes I feel like everyone just wants a piece of me, and I am learning to deal with that.

4. I learnt a lot after getting eliminated from the top 16 of SA Idols season 11. Being eliminated taught me the importance of perseverance and persistence. I also learnt about the huge impact and power that social media has on the industry.

5. It was an honour to be part of the Reconciliation Festival. I was speechless when I was approached to be part of the line-up that included artists such as Lira and Zonke. The energy and the feedback from the crowd was a remarkable experience.

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