Kabza De Small has finally released the much-anticipated summer anthem competitor, Abalele, featuring Ami Faku, with DJ Maphorisa.
Kabza De Small took to Instagram on Friday, 17 September 2021, to confirm the availability of Abalele, featuring Ami Faku, between himself and Scorpion Kings’ other half, DJ Maphorisa. The release of the single comes after weeks of sporadic demands which resulted in Kabza De Small trending. This was after De Small had initially shared a two-minute snippet of the single on an Instagram live.
Music lovers shared, mixed and mastered the snippet due to not having the official audio released. However, following the official release fans were sold on the single. While it opens with a signature contemporary amapiano introduction, it is Ami Faku’s opening line, which is sung in isiXhosa, that has continued to capture the imagination of fans.
When Faku’s opening line is translated to English, she is affirming, “Yes, you have cheated and hurt me.” However, the touching element of the song is her apologising to her unfaithful partner for dragging out the matter instead of moving on.
The single is available for purchase on Apple Music.
Listen to Abalele below.