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Bassline Live kicks off 2024 with Superstar Ami Faku live at Gold Reef Lyric Theatre

Bassline Live is thrilled to kick off the musical journey of 2024 on Saturday, March 2nd. This year marks a special celebration as we commemorate 30 years of ‘In Music We Trust’ in conjunction with our democracy. Joining us in this empowered three-way partnership is one of the most significant voices to emerge from our beautiful country in the last decade. We proudly present the multi-award-winning and nominated singer, serial hitmaker, and songwriter from the Eastern Cape, the rare musical gem & Vth Season recording artist Ami Faku. 

Joining her for this exclusive one-night event are two phenomenal voices, both known for possessing immense talent and rapidly rising as stars. This special night is powered by Vth Season Shows Division, who are renowned for their impressive roster of Africa’s most prominent music talent. Vth Season are best known for transforming unknown raw music talent into celebrated household names in Africa, and Ami Faku is a shining example of their success! The supporting acts for the evening include Nhlonipho, a versatile music producer, singer, and pianist hailing from eSwatini, alongside Kekelingo who is an exceptional singer-songwriter and accomplished drummer. Kekelingo is currently making significant strides as a solo artist, having left his mark as the drummer and “backing singer” of the Soweto-based band, The Muffinz. 

“This one night only concert is in the beautiful Lyric Theatre, at Gold Reef City, Jozi, also made possible by a partnership with Gold Reef City’s The Lyric Theatre, which has recently had a sound upgrade of note (pardon the pun) and hence the sound quality is such that ensures that these three extraordinary voices will be heard in their truest amplified way” says Bassline’s Founder Brad Holmes

“I am always honoured and grateful to be able to share my music with those who relentlessly support me. I am so excited to be on stage and experience an intimate and magical night with Joburg. The audience can expect an evening of pure afro-soul and some music with good rhythm.”, says Ami Faku. 

“We are very proud to have Ami Faku give to her supporters what they have been longing for. Every day we get asked when and where…. Now it’s here. Additional Thanks to Nhlonipho x Kekelingo for agreeing to perform great music from their just released Respective Eps, Nhlonipho’s  ‘Selemo’ & Kekelingo’s ‘Pula’. We are extremely excited for the evening.”, says Chief Opportunity Creator and Director of Vth Season, Raphael Benza.  

“March 2nd  is most definitely a date night – a night to spoil yourself, your Bae, a friend or two and to dress to the nines, head off into the evening, ready to experience Ami Faku and her support acts in an exclusively intimate way, with the stunning Lyric Theatre’s opulent décor, incredible stage, lighting & sound as the backdrop”. 

Tickets are available through Computicket FROM R280. Doors open at 7:30pm and show starts promptly at 8:00am. 

ABOUT Vth Season Raphael Benza | Ninel Lara Musson:

The Vth Season is known as the most impactful Creative Entertainment Agency with an enviable roster of Africa’s most well-known Music Talent. The entity is best known for developing unknown raw music talent to celebrated household name status in Africa, with recognition from multiple award committees such as the South African Music Awards (SAMAs), Metro FM Awards, MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA’s) as well as international nods from the likes of the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards and MTV Europe Music.



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. With a voice that commands the attention of any room she sings in, Ami Faku is a rare musical gem that will undoubtedly be one of the most important voices to come out of South Africa in the twentytens. “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.

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