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Music to our ears – Shaka iLembe

17 August 2023
Music from and inspired by Shaka iLembe is now available.
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The music scene has been graced with a new release. The infectious and vibrant Shaka iLembe soundtrack album is out. It is a collection of amahubo, amapiano, Afrosoul, and Afrotech, featuring songs from award-winning musicians such as Ann Masina, Mbuso Khoza, Buhlebendalo, Philip Miller, Vusi Nova, and many more.

The first collection features the title sequence ‘Ungowamakhosi’, Nandi’s theme song ‘Njomane’, Shaka’s song, ‘iLembe’, Zwide’s Song, and many more. As you may have noticed from the various titles, just like the series Shaka iLembe itself, the music celebrates Shaka Zulu and other African icons.

You can stream the first seven tracks on major digital music streaming services

The series has already gained immense popularity and smashed viewership and streaming records. We do not doubt that the soundtrack will achieve the same.

It has already received positive feedback. Here's what some of you had to say:

Here’s the backstory behind the songwriting process of Ngiyamkhangela, played in the end credits .

Experience the magic and allow it to transport you on a musical journey. When you return, let us know which track you are singing along to.

Find us on social media: Facebook (Mzansi Magic), Twitter (@Mzansimagic), Instagram (MzansiMagic), and TikTok (@mzansimagictv). Use the hashtag #ShakaiLembeMzansi. Watch it on Sundays on Mzansi Magic DStv channel 161 and the repeat on Fridays at 21:30.

Shaka iLembe's headline sponsor is Telkom. Associate sponsors are Grant's Whisky and LottoStar, while tactical sponsors are Santam and Toyota SA.