Basetsana ‘Msholokazi’ Maluleke is a vocal powerhouse hailing from the East of Johannesburg, Boksburg. On Friday the 10th of June, Bassie releases ‘Ngithande’, which she claims will change how people perceive Amapiano, she teams up with Nkabi Records first lady Lwah Ndlunkulu.
In 2019 Bassie continued to step up her game, after the release of her debut single a year before titled ‘Qaphela’ and established her brand in the music industry, particularly in the Amapiano scene. She went on to collaborate with duo MFR Souls on a single titled ‘Bathandwa’ which is currently sitting on over 1.8 million views on YouTube.
‘Ngithande’ is Afro infused Amapiano love song, which can be described as soulful, and speaks on how everyone deserves to be loved as they are, how a loved one should never leave because of a small mistake, Bassie and Lwah fight for their love and relationship, making this song very relatable. ‘Ngithande’ contains surprising elements that you do not usually find on a Dance or Amapiano song, which is what makes this tune unique to other Amapiano songs.
This song is a phenomenal, well produced, well delivered feel-good song, that you can jam to every single day. Bassie is a force to be reckon with and she has earned her crown as the monarch of Amapiano.