2017 was the breakout year for house Artist Namhla Mbawuli who astounded with her debut single, the contagious “Uyindlela”. Shortly after releasing her single into the market, she was playlisted on numerous stations around SA, interviewed and performed on top stations like Metro FM and TV shows like Yo TV. The response was hypnotic and testament to the ambitious and talented artist Namhla who is, who will not be slowing down at any point
2018 sees her return with her banger house anthem – ‘Risking It All’. Although Namhla is still actively working on her debut single Uyindlela, ‘Risking It All’ shows a different side to this versatile artist, and is a perfect summer anthem.
In her new single titled Risking It All, Namhla moves more into the electro dimension of house/dance music and creatively combines it with a fusion of Afro-funk. ‘Risking It All’ takes a very different feel to Namhla’s original debut single Uyindlela. The production encompasses a commercial rhythmic electro sound to which the electro market will highly appreciate, but it also sustains a catchy afro element with the hook of the song. With this new single, Namhla aims to illustrate a great deal of variety in her music by venturing into the electro realm but still maintains her catchy vocal range that all her supporters are accustomed to.
The song’s hook then brings an African flavor into the song to which Namhla feels can help diversify her creativity as an artist in not only the electro market, but the music industry as a whole. Namhla personally identifies with the title of the song as she admits that tapping into the electro market could be risky given the commercial house sound her supporters are accustomed to but it’s a risk she is willing to take. In essence ‘Risking It All’ is about taking chances, risks, not conforming to the norm, but rather doing what makes you as an individual happy; a message that most people can identify with.