Nathi Mankayi is ready to give the people what they want & more!
When you break into the scene with a song as big as Nathi Mankayi's Nomvula was‚ then you can never truly escape the pressure to top your own brilliance‚ but Nathi doesn't let that stand in his way.
Nathi is ready to share his third offering titled‚ Iphupha Labantu and told TshisaLIVE it will be well worth the wait.
"It's not different from my first two albums‚ because I still sing about love. But people will easily pick up the maturity in how I share my life story and how the musical aspect of the album is set up. I know for sure they will enjoy it‚ because I enjoyed making it."
After being quiet in the industry Nathi started his own media Company called Mankayi media with his sister Amanda Mankayi which aims to assist people that are in the rural areas with opportunities in the music industry and other industries in media after their single together titled intonga yam which was released 2015 both Nathi and Amanda felt it would be nice releasing another single under their new company ISRC Code: ZA-BN2-17-00001
Since dropping Buyelekhaya in 2015‚ Nathi's name has remained high up in the list of talented male artists in Mzansi. However‚ his sophomore album‚ Umbulelo Wam‚ didn't match or surpass his first and some of his followers were losing faith in him.
"Umbulelo Wam was also a brilliant album. The fact that it didn't do as well as Buyelekhaya has nothing to do with how good the album was. It didn't do well because of the other things that were happening at the time."
In that time‚ Nathi also left Muthaland Entertainment after saying that he felt he allegedly wasn't given enough space or support to be as creative as he wanted.
He then joined Gallo in June 2018.
A mere month later‚ Nathi is sure that his third offering will blow his fans out of the water.
He explained that this time he was not under any pressure and he felt he had enjoyed absolute freedom when he created his music.
"This album is filled with encouraging messages and messages of hope. Like I said the overwhelming theme is love‚ but there are a few songs about God as well. I am known for mostly my mellow songs but this album also have songs that will make you want to dance and celebrate love."
There is already a challenge out on the social media streets for his new single‚ Qeqe.
Iphupha Labantu will be out on July 27.