‘AfroMapiano’ Maistro MEYER drops new single October 29

By Lulutho Skeyi

Ayanda Mncininto, better known by his stage name ‘Meyer’, was born in a small village called Bhompini near the East London airport. His family moved to Phumlani where he spent his early childhood years. He lost his mother at a very young age, so early that he has no memory of her. The AfroMapiano artist mentions that growing up without a mother was difficult.

Ingomsolethu Foundation is a co-owned organisation that Meyer is a part of, the Organisation assists young people from rural areas in sport, arts and education.

“My music helps me preach the word of God. My music helps me preach the word of God. My music gives me an opportunity to address young men, young ladies that have lost hope and tell them that they can do it. It gives me an opportunity to tell everyone that we are equal,” added Meyer.

Meyer writes and produces his music, with the help from Negoz and King Genius, who have played a huge role in his music career. He is not signed to a recording label but he is an independent artist, assisted by friends who believe in him. He is also in need of financial support for his music.

Meyer’s early schooling years were spent in a village called Mpongo in Tsholomqa, where he lived with his step mother.

“I know I never thanked her and her parents for raising me but I think this is the right time to thank them for everything,” said Meyer. In his high school years, he moved to live with his Aunt, Nokwakha. He highlights that he grew up in several places and growing up without a mother was dreadful.

His inspiration for creating music came from his love for music. His love and connection to music is so strong that he describes music as an entity that makes him sleep at night, an entity that gives him instant revival. A friend of his named Seavhu inspired him further to do his own music as Seavhu dragged him to the studio with her for a month where they made a delightful song called ‘Uyandiphambanisa’, which can be found on YouTube and it airs on Channel O.

Meyer will be dropping his latest release a single titled ‘Liyanetha’ which will be featuring a musician Busi Smith who is from his home village. The song was inspired by an incident in the Ncera Village where a man murdered his wife using a spade, in front of his kids. The full meaning behind the single’s title Liyanetha is ‘Igazi Liyanetha’ which directly translates to “blood is pouring.” The single Liyanetha will be available on all digital platforms as of October 29.

He describes his sound as ‘AfroMapiano’.

“I wanted something different, something that will put the Xhosa culture and the Eastern Cape on the map,” said the Bhompini born singer.

His album will be released early in November, it features artists from East London; the likes of Seavhu, Thembisa Mona, Busi Smith, Cingane and Tee Tee. Meyers music caters for all age groups, it heals the soul and it addresses social issues.

Meyer said that he would love to collaborate with Zahara, Rethabile Khumalo and Nathi Mankayi.

Meyers future goals in his musical career is to build his own studio and have his own artists, which will help him grow as a musician. He wants to change the Eastern Cape’s music identity.

Look forward to listening to his new single “Liyanetha” dropping on October 29.

For enquiries you can contact Meyer on ‪0848646951‬‪071 608 3145‬ or follow him on social media on Facebook: Meyer Meyer and on Instagram: Meyer Meyer.

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