Ami Faku
Born (1993-05-28) 28 May 1993 (age 27)
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
EducationNelson Mandela University
  • Musician
  • Songwriter
  • Musician
Musical career
GenresR&B, Soul
Years active2017- Present
LabelsVth Season
Associated acts

Amanda Faku (born May 28, 1993) is a South African musician, performer and songwriter. Faku rose to fame as a contestant on The Voice SA in 2017 and began getting recognition in the music industry.[1][2][3]

Early life

Amanda was born at Ezinyoka village at Port Elizabeth. She is of Xhosa ancestry and is currently an Accountant student at Nelson Mandela University.[citation needed]

Music career

Early childhood

At the age of 6, Faku had developed a strong love for music. She started singing at a house church which her father pastored and is influenced by church, reggae and hip hop. She later started recording music early 2012 where her producer only lived a few blocks away from her house.

Career beginnings (2017-2019)

In 2017, she competed in the TV talent show, The Voice SA, which was her major breakthrough into the music industry. Though she did not win, she was signed by the Vth Season record label.

Following her success on The Voice SA, she launched her debut single titled "Ndikhethe Wena".[4] Faku later worked with De Mogul SA on the song "Ungowam".

She also collaborated with the award winning producer Sun-El Musician on her song titled "Into Ingawe", certified 3x platinum by Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA) followed by[5][6][7] her single "Uwrong" went gold certification on Recording Industry of South Africa.[8]

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In 2020, she was named as the most streamed female artist in South Africa by Deezer.[9][10][11]


Studio albums

  • (2019)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Results Ref.
2020 26th SAMA Female Artist of the Year Won [12][13][14]
Newcomer of the Year Nominated [15][16]
Best Afro Pop Album Nominated [17]


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