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Kenya: Fancy Fingers teams up with Simmy on Show Me Love

The laid-back release pays homage to kwaito, a genre that has hugely influenced the musical identity of amapiano.

Commenting on working with Simmy, Fancy Fingers, who is also a member of popular Kenyan band Sauti Sol, said: “It was such a great honour and absolute pleasure to meet Simmy earlier this year in Joburg. I sold her the dream I have of doing a project that features female artists only across the continent and she happily accepted to be part of it. We worked remotely after that and she has been very involved with every single detail regarding our song. Her voice was perfect for the jam and I believe we made a beautiful gem.”

‘Show Me Love’ is Fancy Fingers’ fourth solo single off his forthcoming album, and follows his previous feel-good tracks ‘Ego’, ‘Far Away’ and ‘One in a Million’. 

Keen to kick-start his solo career, Fancy Fingers released his debut album Father Studies off Sauti Sol’s Alone Together project in 2021 that showcased his voice for the very first time. He followed the release with his next self-produced instrumental EP Potluck (2023).

Fancy Fingers, whose real name is Polycarp Otieno, has also announced the release of his third solo project Love Language, which will be available sometime in November. The upcoming nine-track collection features an all-female line-up only including Karun (Kenya), Azawi (Uganda) and Bananas Overdose (Ethiopia). 

The upcoming body of work tells love stories, and for the first time Fancy Fingers is taking listeners on an intimate journey into his artistry and life through striking self-composed sounds and visuals.

Simmy, whose real name is Simphiwe Majobe Nhlangulela, is a South African singer and songwriter. Her debut album Tugela Fairy (2018) becameknown for the hit singles ‘Ngiyesaba’, ‘Ubala’ and ‘Umahlalela’ The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry of South Africa. Her second studio album Tugela Fairy (Made of Stars) was released in 2020.

Source: Music in Africa



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