Following the success of his previous single Kwakumnandi and ‘Wanted & Loved’ , Wandile returns with yet another smoothing single titled “ Our Lives Matter” featuring Afro-Folk star Bongeziwe Mabandla.
“I wrote this song in 2015 during the ‘Fees Must Fall’ protest in Cape Town. I attended the protests and wanted to write a song that sonically feels like a protest. When I titled the song ‘Our Lives Matter’ I meant my life and the lives of people who share this pain, people who have to remind society their life matters. It’s a song I wrote to feel like a protest, to be a celebration of Africa.” says Wandile.
Wandile Mbambeni was born and raised in the Eastern Cape – a region known as a hotbed for African talent as it’s the birthplace of many icons, including the late Nelson Mandela.
Surprisingly, music was not Wandile Mbambeni’s first love. Coming from a sportsfocused family, he initially pursued a career in professional rugby. Featuring at scrumhalf, he enjoyed success during the early stages of his rugby career, winning domestic competitions with Border U19s and the Eastern Province Kings U21s.
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