Samthing Soweto (Samkelo Mdolombais) is a multi-award-winning singer-songwriter and musician from Soweto, South Africa. Not too long ago, he released three music videos to kick off the festive season.

The album’s first single, “Akualeki”, has remained in the Top 100 in South Africa for 3 weeks. Also, it went to No. 1 on iTunes upon release.

“Akulaleki” feat. Sha Sha, DJ Maphorisa, & Kabza De Small (Official Video)

“Akulaleki”, “AmaDM”, and “Lotto” are the top-performing singles from Samthing Soweto’s debut album, entitled, “Isphithiphithi”. The title means “the crowded or chaotic place”.

The 13-track project earned Soweto a groundbreaking milestone. Not too long ago, he became the first local artist to have a simultaneous number-one single and album on Apple Music. Also, he achieved this while “Isphithiphithi” was still on pre-order.

“AmaDM” feat. DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small & MFR Souls (Official Video)

Samthing Soweto’s Amapiano singles have received a celebrated reception. Also, they have positioned him as a front runner in this “breakout” genre that has taken the country by storm.

Not too long ago, he received a plaque for “Akulaleki” achieving platinum status. 

“Lotto” feat. Mlindo The Vocalist, DJ Maphorisa & Kabza De Small (Official Video)

Check out Samthing Soweto’s “Isphithiphithi” album, which serves as his biggest moment yet.

Samthing Soweto – “Isphithiphithi” album

Samthing Soweto - “Isphithiphithi” cover art

“There is somewhat of a global African sound, and that is more like afrobeats. I was trying to localize. Also, I was really interested in making a South African-sounding album.” – Samthing Soweto via Rolling Stone

On Spotify, Samthing Soweto was the cover of the Made in South Africa playlist. Also, he was featured on the Oya Dance and African Heat Shisha Lounge playlists.

Not too long ago, The Sowetan newspaper featured him on their Sowetan Magazine cover.

Samthing Soweto 

The Sowetan newspaper celebrates Samthing Soweto's 2019 success by featuring him on their Sowetan Magazine (SMag) #SMan cover

Samthing Soweto is a name you should remember. With each release, he continues to establish himself as an exciting artist to watch. Also, within the South African music space, he is a force to be reckoned with because of his distinct style. 

We recommend adding Samthing Soweto’s “Isphithiphithi” album to your personal playlist. Also, let us know how you feel about it in the comment section below.


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Zangba Thomson is an award-winning Liberian-American author, music insider, journalist, screenwriter, recording artist, and Editor-in-Chief at Long Island-based Bong Mines Entertainment. His creative works have been seen on or talked about in major media outlets such as FOX 5, NBC, Today, Fox & Friends, Kathy Lee & Hoda, ABC, and Essence Magazine to name a few. Not too long ago, he received a "Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition" from Congressman Charles B. Rangel for his literary achievements, commitment to strengthening our Nation, and making a difference through volunteering service in urban communities. Download Thomson's latest science-fiction novel, entitled, "Three Black Boys: The Hotep Brother Manuscript" (volume 2), the action-packed sequel to the award-winning, "Three Black Boys: Tomorrow After Supper" (volume 1). Furthermore, Kindle users can download "Three Black Boys: 2 book series" via Amazon.com.

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