Candy Tsamandebele, Image: Supplied Limpopo born musician Candy Tsamandebele will release a new album on Friday under her record label.
The album is titled ‘Still Here’ and will officially be released across all digital platforms including streaming services on Friday, 10 April.
The 10-track album features Bekezela with Skeem Saam actor Clement Maosa, Mafikizolo long time dancer Cedric Tsongaboy, love songs maestro Henny C and Mr Brown.
Veteran music producer, Drum Pope produced most of the songs while Afrikan Roots and newcomers Tshegofatso Mothapo and Fumani Mahlale added their magic.
The renowned singer parted ways with legendary independent record label Kalawa Jazmee Records after releasing two albums and winning a few awards under the label.
“With the social media growth in South Africa which makes it easier to market music directly to your fans, and with a decline in CD sales, and an increase in music streaming, going independent was a natural move for me given these factors,” said Candy.
In a statement this week, the renowned actress and singer said she parted way with Kalawa Jazmee in good terms and one of the record label’s founder Oscar Sibonginkosi Mdlongwa is one of her mentors.
“Oscar, who is one of the few people who fully understand the state of the music industry in South Africa, is always giving advice formally and informally.
“He once said to me that as an artist you must fully understand what you are doing to avoid being frustrated, signed or not. and you must build and maintain relationships with useful people in and out of the music industry, as you are who you are because of people.
He boosted my confidence; I will forever be grateful,” she said.