- Popular songstress Thandiswa Mazwai has announced a new album and documentary to be released next year called Sankofa
- The artiste had initially planned to release her project this year but was disturbed by Covid-19 and the resulting lockdown
- Thandiswa has also included archives in her upcoming release because she wants to take control of her legacy
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Thandiswa Mazwai has announced that she will be launching an album, documentary, archive and exhibition, Sankofa. Fans will be treated to the offerings next year.
King Tha, as she is affectionately named, made the announcement on her Twitter page. Loyal fans will be treated to all the King's old and new music. Thandiswa had previously opened up on social media about how the Covid-19 lockdown ruined her plans.
“Sankofa. The album. The doccie. The archive. The exhibit. Coming to you in 2021. Take care of yourselves because we are going back for what’s ours."
'Sankofa' means 'Go back and get it'. The language is native to Ghana. Sankofa will be Mazwai's latest solo album since her last offering in 2016. She has been vocal about how artists in Africa need to take control of their own legacy by creating archives.
She went on to add that she wants to immortalise her legacy with these archives:
"I will not disappear. I will be seen beyond my time here. Sankofa!"
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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Thandisa Mazwai recently had a long and interesting Q&A session with her fans on Twitter as she prepares to film her doccie. The songstress asked fans what they'd like to see in her documentary, and her journey to discovering she's a lesbian is one of the things that came up.
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