Eric Kulani Giyani Nkovani, well-known by his stage name Penny Penny, has bounced back with the hot single Hayi Ka Mina Hee (Remake).
The King of Famba Dance Music has been in the music scene since 1994 when he released his debut album Shaka Bundu. It went on to sell 250,000 copies in the country.
He has now signed a recording deal with Gauteng Based recording label Open-Mic Production.
Penny Penny says his new single is the remake of Yogo Yogo.
“For only a few days after the single, it’s a hit and is hitting the international chart. I am happy that I am releasing singles every week, now I have a full album which is a remake of my previous songs,” he said.
“I have worked with different producers such as Mr. Hazart, and Ozzi Nation.
MUSIC LEGEND BACK WITH A HIT
On other songs, I have worked with Tuksin SA and upcoming young producers. The song is hot and I have a studio in my house so I don’t allow the song to come out not hot. I always make a hit,” said Nkovani.
Penny Penny has recorded several albums, including Laphinda Shangaan and Makanjta Jive, both of which outsold Shaka Bundu.
Although none of his albums were distributed outside of South Africa, he soon drifted into obscurity as the country’s music trends moved on.
Since 2017, he has also starred in his reality series Penny Ahee on Mzansi Magic. He says he was happy to learn that his song Goyo Goyo was played by Black Coffee in Europe.
“To me, it was a surprise and he must keep playing local music abroad. I believe that all the songs that I am busy with right now will match the abroad standard,” he said.
He encourages people to dance to his music. “This year we are going to produce the hit that will lead us to 2024 crossover, and song of the year.”