Did you know that Tsamandebele by music industry boss, Oskido featuring Candy Tsamandebele was released in 2011? Tsamandebele truly was that game changer Candy Tsamandebele needed to shed off the Shangaan disco queen image she was known for following her extensive work with Papa Penny Penny and the late legendary Peter Teanet even though prior to Tsamandebele she released an award-winning Afrosoul album Siki (Five Cents) with her then label Sony. Few years after performing throughout the country with Oskido, Candy Tsamandebele went on to release her first album with Kalawa Jazmee Records, Easy Come Easy Go with which did well. Not bad for a girl from the dusty streets of Ga-Sedibeng village in Bolobedu!
We are pleased to announce that the queen of culture’s third studio album titled Hupenyu Unenge Viri produced by DJ Clap of Uhuru will be dropping this week Friday 16 November 2018 on all digital platforms including those specifically for streaming and in stores on the 23rd of November 2018. Included on Hupenyu Unenge Viri is Candy Tsamandebele’s hit song Siku Ne Siku (see its official music video shot at Graceland Lodge here https://youtu.be/YFX0Nv33XvQ) featuring her Nigerian musician boyfriend Nonny D. Apart from her song with her sexy boyfriend, you will find a song called Madzedze with XiTsonga rapper Sho Madjozi, XiTsonga artist Benny Mayengani (Mr #FillUpGiyaniStadium) and on the title track she features Bekezela.
“Throughout my career spanning over two decades, I sometimes found myself wondering if this journey was worth it, even more so when I was the lead singer for Shakabundu girls. The group did well as far as album sales were concerned, however, that feeling was often there. It took me a while to get to a point where I felt confident and truly content with my journey. On this third solo project titled Hupenyu Unenge Viri, my fans will be surprised to find strong lyrical content and vocals, unusual features and most importantly a very mature yet playful sound” – Candy Tsamandebele.
Hupenyu Unenge Viri’s release ties in with a month Candy Tsamandebele loves so much since been diagnosed with Diabetes. The month of November is a month on which Candy Tsamandebele gathers her friends who have supported since the diagnosis. She recently shared her story with the disease on an SABC 2 programme called Leihlo La Sechaba early this week on their Diabetes episode – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bzzy5VGCOok.