Samthing Soweto just popped out of the Christmas stocking

Sizwe Sibiya

If you are looking for fresh amapiano sounds to party to this festive season look no further because there’s already something in Soweto.

One of South Africa’s favourite vocalists Samthing Soweto has dropped a six appreciation songs EP titled Danko (Dankie means thank you in Afrikaans) after his huge success at the South African Music Awards in August.

Samthing Soweto whose real name is Samkelo Mdolomba dropped his Danko EP on Friday to say thank you to his fans.

The 32-year-old from Soweto in Gauteng, who used to be part of the famous acapella group named The Soil, gained serious recognition after Sun-El Musician featured him in Akanamali the song which became a smash hit after its release in 2017. It  won three South African Music Awards (SAMAs) in 2018 – including the award for Collaboration of the Year and Highest Airplay Song of the Year.

His second album titled Isphithiphithi released in 2019 nine years after his first debut album ‘This N That Without Tempo’-  won the SAMA award for Best Afro Pop Album 2019/20, after he was featured in almost every major event in the music concerts calendar of 2019.

Many were introduced to Samthing Soweto’s soft melodies by The Soil’s self-titled debut album released under Native Rhythms which featured the vocals he recorded when he was still part of the group in 2011.

Samthing Soweto said in an interview with Anele Mdoda he left The Soil because he wanted to be part of them as well as another Jazz music group called The Fridge. But the contract he was in with The Soil at the Native Rhythms studios – required that he be part of only one group, The Soil. He said it’s something he could not do at the time.

Picture source: @Samthingsoweto