On Ameyaw meets today, we have the ever beautiful and multi-talented, Valee Music. Valee Music is a UK-based Afro-Pop, Soul and House artist of Zimbabwean descent who prides herself on her Southern African heritage. In an exclusive interview, she discusses quite a few things – from her biggest influences, new single ‘Sondela’, what makes her a versatile artist amid some other interesting things.
Valee Music likes to describe herself as a versatile artist and likes to create music that one can feel. ‘’Music is to be felt and I want you all to feel it with me’’, expresses Valee.
Dive in deep into the interview with this superstar.
- Introduce yourself, tell us about your new single ‘Sondela’ and the inspiration behind it?
I’m Valee Music, in a nutshell I’m a London Afro-Pop artist originally from Zimbabwe!
I love ‘Sondela’, it’s song about passion and giving love a second chance. My music is drawn from my experience most of us are reluctant to love again after heartbreak. But this song says ‘Sondela’ which simply means ‘’Come closer!’’.
- How would you say you’ve evolved over the years? Has your music grown?
I’ve definitely grown a lot! I find that I now allow myself to be the sexy confident woman that I am. And you can hear that in my music and lyrics used in my stories. My music is for powerful ladies. I run my brand and am supported by an amazing team but I want that message to translate in my songs.
- What are your biggest influences?
My influences are so many! From the likes of Busi Mhlongo to Lebo Mathosa, Ringo Madlingozi & Oliver Mtukudzi. I love these guys because they told a message through their music!
- What makes you a versatile artist?
I think it’s my ability to blend my cultures that makes me versatile. Born in Zimbabwe with a South African heritage & growing up in London. I like having the ability to go from one to the other. I don’t like to box myself from Amapiano, to Dancehall and Afrobeat. I think my new EP will show how very versatile I am!
- Are you looking forward to working with any artists in the coming year, 2021? If yes, who?
Yes, I am. I’m already talking to a few people about collaborations! But I can’t give it all away lol. Follow me and see what 2021 has to offer!
Watch the music video for ‘Sondela’ here:[embedded content]