Nkosazana Daughter Uthingo Le Nkosazana Album Review
Nkosazana Daughter: The amapiano singer has just released an amapiano album partly named for her, “Uthingo Le Nkosazana”. Before the release of the project, though, she had informed her fans of what was on the way.
“Hey guys I am excited to share with you…” so began her Instagram notification about the project she was about to release. And true to her words, she actually dropped the album. You are welcome to follow us as we dissect the recently released project.
Cover arts or artworks are more like windows into projects as they often give clues into the thematic leaning of the project, the artist’s state of mind and so forth. Rarely are artworks created for the hell of them and not to pass a message or tell a story or convey something relating to an album, one way or the other.
The songstress opted for a minimalist design steeped in pink. Her sexuality is said to be straight, so it is unlikely the adoption of pink has anything to do with the “rainbow collective.” More likely than not, her adoption of pink stems from a love for the colour.
A look through her Instagram shows her doting pink here and there. The colour of her iPhone is pink as well. In the cover art, she could be seen in the centre position, squatting on a pedestal and looking ahead of her. Around her is the fathomless mystery of the ocean.
Amapiano, the genre of this body of work, is the in-thing in South Africa. And, usually, producers of amapiano music are usually generous when they are dropping albums or EPs. The tracklist is pretty dense.
Nkosazana Daughter followed this tradition in her latest album, serving 12 appetizing musical suya for the hungry. The compilation begins with “Amaphuta” and ends with “I’m In Love With A Foreigner,” a collaborative tune with Young Jonn.
Between those numbers are tracks like “Ngeke Ngeke,” “Ring Ring Ring,” “Come Duze,” “Valentine,” and “Cise Nga Catcher” – and we’re still counting!