AFRO-SOUL singer Nathi Mankayi is set to wow East London audiences at the promotion of his album Iphupha Labantu at the Guild Theatre on Friday, October 26.
Mankayi said what sets this album apart from his previous work is the unique sound.
“The previous albums were about sadness and my difficult experiences whereas Iphupha Labantu is a happy album. The album is the best work I have ever done. It contains love songs, songs about God as well as my life expectancies. We also have dancing songs on this album that will suit well during the festive season, whilst we haven’t forgotten the soul songs I’m known for,” he said.
The musician said it was important to bring the taste of his new album to the East London audience.
“I’m the product of the Eastern Cape so it was very important that my home base people should have the taste of the new album exclusively whilst I’m on the road show. I appreciate the love from the people of EL, they sing along whenever I’m on stage and the support I always get from the people in general,” he said.
Mankayi added that the promotion of his album across the country has been fruitful.
“The promotion of the album has been going very well; we’ve been traveling all over the country trying to introduce the new project. We have also noticed that it has been very well received by people which is very encouraging,” he said.
He said those coming to the show can expect a stellar performance and a feel of his new music.
“My fans must expect a very energetic show, containing songs from the new album and most of the previous hits from my last two albums. I can simply say it’s going to be a great show, definitely,” said Mankayi.