MFR Souls Score Tik Tok Song Of The Year Nomination For “Amanikiniki”

Two-time SAMA nominees, Ma-Ero and Force Reloaded, better known to South Africa as MRF Souls, have had a whirlwind 2020, releasing their second album Musical Kings to critical praise with its lead single “Amanikiniki” going on to make the amapiano duo household names.

Merging new-age kwaito elements and a distinct amapiano groove, “Amanikiniki” refers to different flavoured crisps, with the hook asking what flavour you prefer – beef or chicken – a metaphor for the choices we make in life.

From Sandton to Soweto, “Amanikiniki” has become a crossover hit that has captured the attention and imagination of a wide audience, reaching over 7.7 million views on Youtube and sparking a nationwide TikTok dance craze in the process, earning them a nomination for TikTok #SongOfTheYear based on the number of local creations in 2020.

From the nominations, TikTok users vote for their favourite song and the song with the most votes will win the title of Song Of The Year.

To vote for MFR Souls’ “Amanikinki” you need to: 

  • Create a video using the song
  • Include the hashtag #SongOfTheYear
  • Voting closes 15 December 2020

Stream MFR Souls’ ‘Musical Kings’ here.

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By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: And IMDb: