AMA DOUBLE SS: Music to address pertinent subjects in our Communities.
With no unique or distinct marketing apart from whatsapp status
about the release of Inzond’isekhaya, Ama Double SS makes a
remarkable impression where album sales are concerned.
GLM: Ama double SS is made up of?
Ama double SS: Sabelo Khumalo and Sibonelo Buthelezi.
GLM: How did you derive the name?
Ama double SS: It is an abbreviation of Sabelo and Sibonelo.
GLM: Is this your first album?
Ama double SS: Yes it is our first album as Ama double SS but we once
collaborated on Sabelo’s album and it was a success.
GLM: You guys sing Maskandi, Why did you take that direction at your age?
Ama Double SS: Sabelo, I believe Maskandi chose us, I started singing and
listening to maskandi at a very tender age.
Sibonelo, indeed maskandi chose us, I was doing house music when my cousin
introduced me to this genre and I fell in love.
GLM: What are you doing except singing?
Ama double SS: Sabelo, singing and writing songs is my life.
Sibonelo, I am graphic designer, actor and comedian.
GLM: Do you think there is future for maskandi?
Ama double SS: Looking at the merit of “Amavukane” now we solemnly believe
there is a bright future for maskandi music in South Africa.
GLM:Who did you work with in this album?
Ama double SS: We have worked with so many artists including
Inkos’yamagcokama, and Baba Maqhude who plays bass guitar for us, Vuma plays
Keyboards and Chonco is playing concertina. The album was recorded at
Amashinga music studios, mixed and mastered by Thamsanqa Sibiya and marketed
by Bab’Wrong Number Khoza
GLM: Inzond’isekhaya music promo is still one of the top trending music videos, how
do you feel?
Ama double SS : We are honoured and we are thrilled by the love we received from
maskandi fans, our album was not yet out when we trended and people pre-ordered.
GLM: Are you signed under any record label?
Ama double SS: We are signed under Amashinga Music, owned by Thamsanqa
GLM: Where can fans get your music?
Ama double SS: Our music is available on every digital store, for more information
you can go on Amashinga music on Facebook, or follow Sibonelo mazon-dee on
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