Samthing Soweto Biography – Samthing Soweto Wiki
Samthing Soweto who is also known as Samkelo Lelethu Mdolomba is a pop musician from Soweto, Johanesburgh in South Africa.His career began as one of the founding members of South African acapella group known as The Soil.
The Soil group released their self-titled debut album in 2011, under record label Native Rhythms.After some time, Samthing Soweto left the group, but however is credited with much honor for his outstanding vocal appearance, co-writing, composing, and producing 8 of 11 songs on their multi-platinum selling album The Soil.
When he left The Soil, Samthing Soweto’s first solo project was an independently released EP titled This n That without tempo. The song that featured a tribute to Mama Miriam Makeba titled Peace N Lovely Things. His genre sound has been described as “Pantsula culture meets New Wave World at Amsterdam’s Paradiso and then proceeds to dingy Soweto or Bulawayo shebeens like the South African sounds of Marabi, Isqathamiya, Imbube, American doo-wop or the early Trenchtown Wailers; in HD.”
He is also known for his role as the front man for the Nu jazz band The Fridge” under the record label Motif Records. The band consisted of Samthing Soweto on vocals, drummer Ade Omotade, and bassist Muthusi Thusi. Their band gained local success playing as the house band at “The Loft” in Melville Johannesburg, as well as at local shows and festivals. The Fridge have also made television appearances on acclaimed music shows such as Espresso. Their EP Bass Drum & Sam was released online in 2011. The Fridge disbanded in 2015 due to two members of the trio relocating. One of them named Thusi to the USA and Ade to Nigeria.
Samthing Soweto also appears as collaborator and producer on a South African poetry album, I Am Not Going Back To The Township, released in 2013 by Makafula Vilakazi. The album uses the local dialects of Zulu, Sotho and Tsotsitaal of the townships to communicate and discuss matters of class, poverty, literacy, as well as life for a black man in modern South Africa. The LP was released in a sold out theatrical show at the Soweto Theatre.
The musician has appeared as a guest on several releases, including the single Broke People with Tumi from the V, as well as R&B and soul singer Kabomo’s album All Things Grey for the song titled Things We Cannot Hide.
Eb’suku is a 5 track EP released by Samthing Soweto, released on itunes as well as Bandcamp in 2014. The successful release of the EP was followed by a headlining appearances as a solo act at the annual internationally acclaimed Joy of Jazzfestival in 2014, representing the”Sounds of Democracy”. In the same year (2014) he also earned himself a spot on the “Rocking the Daises” Festival stage in Cape Town.
Samthing Soweto’s music has featured on South African television shows such as Isidingo, as well as Big Brother Mzansi. He also graces the title sequence for the popular TV series “Rhythm City”, and also appears on the soundtrack for the movie “Othello Burning”. His composition Joy with The Soil, earned a placement in a popular television commercial with the international candy company Cadbury.
In 2015 he made an appearance at the Coke Studios (South Africa) alongside international sensation Spoek Mathambo and Shane Cooper Card On Spokes.
His 2016 releases include “Thanda Wena” and “Ubhukhazikhazi”, released on Soundcloud. He released a hit single with the DJ Sun-El Musician called Akanamali in 2017. Samthing Soweto won best collaboration along side Sun-El Musician at the 2018 SAMA Awards.
Samthing Soweto Age
He was born in Soweto, South Africa. More details concerning his age are being updated.
Samthing Soweto Latest Song
Samthing Soweto dropped his much-awaited album on Friday morning of 20th September 2019 and it’s already a hit with Mzansi.
The album called Isphithiphithi consists of 13 tracks, with DJ Maphorisa, Kabza de Small, Mlindo The Vocalist and MFR Souls the main features.
The highly anticipated album Isiphithiphithi consists of :
- “Akulaleki,” featuring Shasha, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small.
- AmaDM among others.
Samthing Soweto Albums
His albums include : Val’amehlo, This N That Without Tempo, Echoes of Kofifi, Nostalgic Moments, Isphithiphithi, Eb’suku
Samthing Soweto Awards
Samthing started his career as a member of a cappella band The Soil. As a solo artist, in 2018 he won three South African Music Awards (Samas).
His awards include:
- South African Music Award for Collaboration of the Year (2018)
- South African Music Awards for Highest Airplay Song of the Year (2018)
- South African Music Awards for Highest Airplay Composer’s Award (2018)
- Standard Bank Ovation Award
- Cape Town Fringe FRESH Award.
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