There is fresh new talent in the capital, Soki Saka, a singer and pianist who is taking the music scene by storm.
Born Soki Adelaide Modise, the Afro soul queen with a sweet and mesmerising voice rose to prominence through collaborations with numerous DJs and most notably on ‘Kiss the Rain’ with acclaimed Youtuber and DJ, Romeo Makota, in 2019.
Her debut single titled ‘Wena’ has been well received by the market and is set to rock the nation during the festive season as Soki delivers seamless soul sounds and innuendos of love, hurt and happiness. It is a unique ballad with progressions of gospel sounds, love themes and distinctive jazz elements through alluring bass bars.
Watch Soki’s acoustic video
Afro-pop with a touch of soul
‘Wena’ is a love song that is sung in three languages – English, Setswana and IsiZulu. It’s a mix of Afro-pop with a touch of soul. The track is a unique ballad. With its progression of gospel sounds, distinct jazz elements and an alluring bass help create a seamless soul sound. The song deals with themes of love, hurt, and happiness.
A wonderful blend of quality vocals and production matched with centric progressions is the best way to describe Wena, which has also been featured on the popular soapie Rhythm City.
With this new single, it is evident that Soki Saka is definitely rising to stardom as she encapsulates her own definition of what being true to your craft really means.