• Mon. May 20th, 2024

How Naledi Aphiwe, a South African Schoolgirl, Became a Writer on Chris Brown’s New Album

Chris Brown, the American R&B superstar, recently released his new album 11:11, which features a track called ‘Shooter’ that samples a video of a South African schoolgirl singing in her classroom. The girl, Naledi Aphiwe, is credited as one of the writers of the song and has received recognition and praise from the international star. But who is Naledi Aphiwe and how did she end up on Chris Brown’s album? Here is her story.

Naledi Aphiwe Myongwane is a 17-year-old student from Inanda, a township in Durban, KwaZulu Natal. She attends Inanda Seminary, a prestigious girls’ school that was founded in 1869. She is passionate about music and singing, and she is part of the school choir and the 385 Family, a group of young artists from Durban who are mentored by producer Xolani Mazibuko.

Naledi’s talent and charisma caught the attention of Chris Brown when he saw a video of her singing a song called ‘Uyanginjabulisa’ in her classroom. The video was posted on social media by her friend and fellow singer Fezeka Dlamini, who also features on the song. The song, which means ‘You make me happy’ in Zulu, is a catchy and uplifting tune that showcases Naledi’s beautiful voice and spirit.

Chris Brown was so impressed by Naledi’s voice that he decided to sample her video and use it as the hook for his song ‘Shooter’. He also credited her as a writer and reached out to her to express his appreciation and respect. He even learned some Zulu words to communicate with her. He posted a screenshot of their conversation on his Instagram story, where he wrote: “Her voice is incredible. I had to sample it. Thank you Naledi Aphiwe. You are amazing.”

Naledi was overjoyed and grateful for the opportunity and exposure that Chris Brown gave her. She said that she was a fan of his music and that she was honored to be part of his album. She also said that she hoped to collaborate with him again in the future. She thanked him for his love and support and for respecting her culture.

Naledi’s story has inspired many people in South Africa and around the world, who have praised her for her talent and potential. She has also received recognition from other celebrities, such as Davido, Victoria Monét, and Byron Messia, who also feature on Chris Brown’s album. She has been interviewed by several media outlets, such as SABC News, Channel O, and IOL. She has also gained a lot of followers and fans on her social media platforms, where she posts videos of her singing and dancing.

Naledi Aphiwe is a rising star who has made a mark on the world with her voice and her spirit. She is a testament to the power and beauty of African music and vibes. She is a proud representative of South Africa and its culture. She is a dreamer and a doer who has proven that anything is possible with passion and perseverance. She is a writer on Chris Brown’s new album, and she is just getting started.

how much did naledi aphiwe get from chris brown?

Naledi Aphiwe cashes in $3,000 from Chris Brown sample
Naledi Aphiwe plans to buy a new phone and fix her mother’s grave with her earnings from a Chris Brown sample.
When international superstar Chris Brown shared a video of Naledi Aphiwe singing on his Instagram stories in October 2022, gushing over how “incredible” her voice was, the 17-year-old quickly shot up trends lists.
Little did she know a year later she would be sampled on the R&B singer’s 11th studio album 11:11 on a song titled Shooter, cashing in $3,000 R56,207) to kick-start her career.


Mbiydze is a web and graphic designer, digital marketer, and founder of a group of companies including CHEETAH CAMEROON, MBIYDZELA DIGITAL and PULSEBEAT ENTERTAINMENT  He is an ambitious entrepreneur with experience in various fields.
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