South African artist Lady Zamar releases “Monarch”!
There’s someone I’d like you to meet. Her name is Lady Zamar. She hails from South Africa and she’s just released her brand new album “Monarch”.
“Monarch” is Lady Zamar’s second solo studio album following on from “King Zamar” in 2017. Lady Zamar is the professional name used by East Rand born singer and songwriter Yamikani Janet Banda who made her debut in 2015 as part of a duo with Junior Taurus. They released their debut album “Cotton Candy” but a year later Lady Zamar decided to to abandon the partnership and pursue a solo career.
Yami started singing at the tender age of six, and looked up to the likes of Tracy Chapman at the age of three. Growing up in Pretoria, Lady Zamar found herself involved with emerging and aspiring hip hop artists of the time. Attending ciphers in Pretoria CBD Church Square, she thought herself a mini rapper and dubbed herself Afro Jay.
Lady Zamar is most famous for hits such as “Mamelodi” and “Cotton Candy” from her duo with Junior Taurus, whom she was introduced to in 2011. The duo’s album awarded them with a Metro FM nomination for best duo album and two SAMA nominations for best dance album and best duo. Lady Zamar has also collaborated with the likes of Prince Kaybee, DJ Mshega, DJ Fortee, Lulo Café, DJ Tira and recently with DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota and Dominic Neill.
“Monarch” includes the single “This Is Love” which has preceded the album as well as nineteen, yes 19 other tracks that together make for a cool, chilled dance album of addictive beats laced with Lady Zamar’s crystal, sound vocals. “King Zamar” has been Gold certified in her home country, and with its sumptuous artwork and zesty content, “Monarch” is set to do even better and perhaps break that all important international market and global recognition.
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