Freeky – Take My Breath Away
Title: Take My Breath Away
Composer: Olihile Afrika
Label: Dreaded Sounds
Release: 18 November 2016
Reggae star FREEKY releases the debut single off his forthcoming second album.
Olihile ‘FREEKY’ Afrika is an African reggae artiste that was born in a township south of Johannesburg, South Africa. Freeky was a ‘stage’ name his local community bestowed on him at an early age. The name is an English equivalent of little Afrika (in his local dialect).
Thereafter, Freeky joined a legendary Sotho Band (Ntjapedi) in 2006. It was with this band, that he shared stages with Salif Keita, Hugh Masekela and other African musical legends. In 2007 Freeky decided to try a solo career. He met Robin Mabunda of Dreaded Sounds who got him more in touch with reggae music’s roots.
His abilities as a songwriter and singer added colour to every song he did and as such drawn the attention of other musicians he has now collaborated with: Mawe2, Lutan Fyah, Singer Jah, Sizzla Tommy Gunn and Stacious.
Freeky is currently working on his sophomore album for Dreaded Sounds which features ‘Take My Breath Away’ a contemporary reggae pop song.