AUDIO: Tkinzy – Soul Mate (EP)
The South Africa-based singer just lately dropped a venture titled ‘Soul Mate’ which options ace singer Teni.
In a life that has taken him from the contours of Nigeria’s oil-rich south-south to the euphoric musical cities of South Africa, TKinzy, born Anthony Felix, has needed to negotiate an arduous path to his current place.
Born in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, deep within the south of Nigeria, tragedy struck early in his life when he misplaced his mom in a automobile crash leading to a transfer to Aba in Nigeria’s south-east the place he was raised by a neighborhood of households earlier than shifting to South Africa at age 16.
By way of all the tragedies and the upending of his life, music has at all times been an anchor for TKinzy, with songs from pop duo, P Sq., having a big effect on him and his fashion whereas his dad’s love for Fortunate Dube rubbed off on him.
After shifting to South Africa, the singer started a music profession that has seen him turn into an influential singer in his proper in addition to a collaborator to the celebs as his contribution on the remake of “Ndikhokhele” with acts like Nathi, Benjamin Dube, and Mlindo The Vocalist proved. Returning to Nigeria in 2022, TKinzy moved again with the first intention of creating himself as a frontline act at residence, and his just-released venture, Soul Mate, crystallizes his promise throughout six songs that blur the road between Afropop, highlife, and digital pop music.
Mission opener, “With You,” is undergirded by piano keys and sees the musician sing about caring for his love curiosity no matter no matter comes between them. “Dumpty One thing” is led by a staid percussive base that leads into an emotive supply by the singer about being drawn to a girl he can’t get out of his thoughts whereas “Omalicha” follows the identical thematic path over an instrumental that blurs the road between flamenco and electro music.
Teni Makanaki is available in for the venture’s sole function on “Sola,” the place she dovetails pleasantly with TKlinzy’s fluid supply. The backend of Soul Mate is populated by soul-drenched numbers like “Ma Bebe” and “FINE ISABELLA” that depict one other angle to TKlinzy, bringing his venture to a dreamy, satisfying shut.
Take heed to the EP HERE