Ntando. Piture: Ute Sonnenberg

Ntando Bangani’s music is a staple when it comes to romantic gestures.

From his hit songs Ndiyamthanda to Dali Wami, the afro-soul sensation has been on many wedding playlists. His recent album Mayibuye is filled with love jams to last a lifetime.

The Star caught up with him before the Evening of Love concert to find out what lights his fire.

What has been your favourite Valentine’s Day surprise/gesture?

Spending quality time with the one I love. I feel that time with your partner, away from everything, is always important. The more time you spend together, the more you learn about each other.

What does love mean to you?

Although I’ve experienced heartbreak, much like everyone else, I am a firm believer in love, and I think that comes out in my music - I write about every aspect of love.

Ntando Bangani. Picture: Itumeleng English/African News Agency (ANA)

What do you think is the greatest love song of all time?

Bob Marley’s No Woman No Cry.

How would you describe your perfect partner in three words?

Humble, inspirational and supportive.

What tips do you have for couples to keep the love alive?

Communication is very important. Also, all couples will experience ups and downs, but it’s how you overcome the dips in the relationship that will make it that much stronger. You need to be there for each other when you’re going through tough times. That will make the connection between you two that much stronger.

* Bangani will perform at Times Square in Menlyn, Pretoria, tomorrow for a romantic Valentine’s Day concert for fans.

Also performing is Vusi Nova, 047, Samthing Soweto, La Sauce and more.

The Star