Samthing Soweto Turns 33 today!

A very happy birthday to the euphonious singer

By  | Jan 21, 2021, 05:57 AM  | Samthing Soweto  | Top of The

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Born on 21 January 1988 as Samkelo Lelethu Mdolomba affectionately known as Samthing Soweto, is a South African singer and songwriter par excellence. His highly acclaimed song "Akanamali", released in 2017 got him the attention and limelight he truly deserves.

Versatile and talented, he began his career with Capella and Soul in his debut album, This N That Without Tempo (2010). In his second album Isphithiphithi that was released in 2019, he introduced fusions of Afro pop, Amapiano and R&B.
As he turns 33, here’s a look at Samthing Soweto’s achievements and journey over the past year.

When Jub Jub revealed that Samthing refused to work with him

Late November 2020, Jub Jub released his highly awaited Ndikhokhele Remix audio as well as the official music video. The video and official audio was welcomed with a lot of fanfare on YouTube and the rave reviews kept pouring in.

Jub Jub’s fans felt that Samthing Soweto’s presence in the song would have elevated it to another level altogether. When asked about it, Jub Jub told fans that Samthing Soweto refused to work with him.
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When his fans are divided over his song ‘Happy Birthday’

Samthing Soweto’s talent just cannot be disputed, but this time around, not all his fans are thrilled. Not as much as the fact that they dislike the song per se, but just that it has been played way too many times.  

Samthing Soweto’s songs and music has always had a positive impact on the country but this time he failed to hit the target with his Happy Birthday song.

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When Cassper and Samthing Soweto worked together on a track from Any Minute Now

Rapper Cassper Nyovest released a teaser from his upcoming album and thrilled his fans. The album ‘Any Minute Now,’ that came out in September 2020 featured soul musician, Samthing Soweto much to the excitement of fans of Cassper and Samthing.

This is what Cassper had to say, “I've been in the studio with Samthing Soweto for 2 days straight & I feel like I need more time to fully utilize his gift on this project. Oh man, what pleasure, what an honor to be in the presence of such greatness!!!”.

Cassper’s Tweet reads: "Samthing Soweto is an amazing artist. A soothing voice and a special talent. Been meaning to work with him and he blessed me tonight. September 11! #AMN."
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When he was nominated nine times for the 2020 SAMAs

Award-winning musician Samthing Soweto’s songs got a total of 9 nominations for the South African Music Awards (SAMA) 2020. 5 nominations were for his album Isphithiphithi, including the Album Of The Year, and Best Afro Pop Album.
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