Fans show singer Amanda Black love after she announced new single ahead of upcoming album

Amanda Black. Picture: Supplied

Amanda Black. Picture: Supplied

Published Mar 16, 2023


Multi-platinum-selling afro-pop star Amanda Black is set to drop her first project since 2021’s “Mnyama”, which was the third solo studio album of her glittering career.

Released during the coronavirus pandemic, “Mnyama” was less commercially successful than her two previous hit albums, “AmaZulu” and “Power”, yet it was lauded in many quarters for experimental sound.

“This Friday!!! Finally💚💫 17-03-23. Pre add/save #Nguwe 👇🏿💃🏾💃🏾,” she posted on Twitter.

Ahead of the album’s release, Black is releasing a new single titled “Nguwe” on Friday. According to a press release sent to IOL by Sony Music, the album is set to see her signature sound which infused R&B sould and tribal African melodies.

Fan excitement drove “Amanda Black” towards the top of the trends list on Wednesday afternoon:

@pinkcrystalsa tweeted: “Amanda Black dropping music again? I’m definitely here for it 🥹🤲🏼.”

“Amanda Black does not have to pay for her music to be promoted on social media,” added @lele_efkay.

“That one is our national treasure, whatever she does we must listen because her voice is Golden.🎶💯♥️ I'd feel bad if I take money from her for a promo🤲🏽.”

@mdu_music is excited about all the hype. “I also love the love ya'll are giving my girl Amanda Black. So insane ke sana ✊🏽💯#Nguwe.”

Gold-selling rapper iFani joined the banter with a feature request of his own.

“Dear iFani fans, I need your help. Please ask Amanda Black To please give me a feature I sent her the song 3 years ago I still want that song with her. Ndiyanicela. Khanindicelele. Kdala ndicela. Ndisacela.”

Chiming in on the singer’s return and the play on her name (Amanda Back), one user poked fun at iFani: “The reason you still call her Amanda Black is because you don’t wanna take the L. It’s Amanda Back.”