One tweet got this young woman into studio with Black Coffee

One tweet got this young woman into studio with Black Coffee

Mar 02, 2017, 08:53 AM

One tweet got this young woman into studio with Black Coffee

Requesting retweets (RT's) for what you want has become a major thing on the Twitter streets and more often than not, it usually works out for those asking for RT's.

That is exactly what happened forย University of Cape Town cinematography graduate and part-time musician Yoza Mnyanda.

A few weeks ago, she tweeted a video of herself performing an original song called "Save you From Me" on campus.ย 

She later retweeted it on her birthday and asked Black Coffee how many retweets of her video she needed for him to consider working with her.ย 

Not one to waste time, Black Coffee simply replied "let's do it," presumably after seeing the video.

Black Coffee then sent out a separate tweet to arrange the meeting, this time asking Greg Nate of Soulistic Music to help arrange studio time for the collaboration.ย 

Speaking to Huffington Post South Africa, Mnyanda saidย she got the idea that morning while listening to Black Coffee's song on the radio.

She then jokingly asked her boyfriend what he would think if she asked Black Coffee to work with her. He encouraged her to do it and well, you know what happened after that...

The studio session went down this past Monday and Mnyanda shared a short video of her chat with Black Coffeeย 

The track has already been laid and partially mastered and Black Coffee even shared an adorable video of his kids jamming to it. From the short snippet we heard, it's going to be HOT!

No word yet about what it will be called but Mnyanda did explain the inspiration behind the song in an interview with Zkhiphani.ย 

โ€œThe song is about the first day I met my boyfriend. Itโ€™s soulful and groovy with a sound thatโ€™s slightly different from what Black Coffee is known for,โ€ she said.

Shout out to her incredibly supportive boyfriend too (he deserves to be lyrically immortalized for being this supportive of his woman and her talent). Love is a beautiful thing.ย 

Congratulations Yoza! We were excited about the track's release but it reportedly won't be released as a single, it will be available in Black Coffee's next album instead. Either way, we can't wait to hear the whole thing.ย 


Main image credit: Twitter

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