The Year That Was: Amanda Black

2016 has been an eventful year in the music and entertainment industry, we saw many artists making a breakthrough both locally and internationally. African artists gave us some awesome music and and news to talk about.

Just like in 2015, TransAfrica Radio rounded up the top music and entertainment news that made our year.

Amanda Black

Afro Pop sensation, Amanda Black, definitely shook things up in the South African music scene. The Amazulu hitmaker dropped her debut album titled ‘Amazulu’ and after only three weeks it went platinum.



Amanda Black who is originally from the Eastern Cape had a taste of the limelight when she was a contestant on Idols SA in 2015. She made the big move to Johannesburg this year, after being voted out of the singing competition in October last year.

She is also signed under Ambitiouz Entertainment which is home to other great artists such as Sjava, Areece, Emtee and Fifi Cooper just to name a few. Since dropping her single ‘Amazulu’ in June Amanda has been getting major airplay. She’s definitely an artist to lookout for in 2017.