Kempton Park – While working with Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition last year as the face of this magnificent music gathering in the Southern Africa region, Bolobedu born and bred Candy Tsamandebele made a decision to write songs that surpass the usual themes she normally tackles. The ah moment also came while she was performing Mmalekutu which references a very old traditional custom which insists that cousins marry each other in order to retain the wealth within the family. This particular performance revealed a lot of unexplored melodies. Armed with this new found realization, Candy approached a well-known music producer and film maker from Nigeria, Dr Frank to help her create the envisioned melody. They both worked very hard to produce a unique fulfilling melody infused with various African music elements.
Candy constantly listened to the arrangement, scrutinizing and fine tuning every little detail up until she was satisfied with the final product. This arrangement also suited the type of direction she wanted to take on her upcoming album to be released later this year. To help deliver the message, she called Nonny D also from Nigeria. Subsequently, Siku ne Siku was born. Siku ne Siku paints a picture between two loving partners who were once together for a while until the day the male partner decided to move on with his new lover. Years later, seeing that the relationship is not what he had previously, he decides to go back to his former partner. To lure back his partner, he starts calling, enquiring about her current relationship status. Upon learning she is single, he pursues her endlessly. She decides to tell him to prove his love and stop feeling sorry for her. She sends him to her home to officiate traditionally. He emphasises that the will never leave her this time. He is in it for the long haul.
Siku ne Siku will be released on the 2nd of March nationwide.