"...AKA told me that I ran out of juice, that pissed me off because I know I can never run out of juice so that was the only thing that I took to heart. I got out of there I decided that something needed to change..."
In an exclusive interview with ZAlebs Manu said after leaving the Hustle house he decided to come up with a new sound for himself and last year December, the moment was finally right. The song was actually inspired by him trying to get with his current girlfriend - And no, her name isn't Nalingi.
"...I met her on campus the first time. I was there early in the morning, I was on my own, about to go into my classroom and then I saw her walk through the hallway then I just froze for a bit cause she’s so beautiful and pretty and everything, she’s walking, we locked eyes for a bit and then she walked passed me, and then I was like: ‘Ok, I gotta do something smart now...I gotta sing,’ and as she’s walking by, I sing: “Isn’t she lovely...” and I could see her smile and I was like okay, I planted the seed...”
Nalingi started off festive season with 12 Number 1 spots across the world and we can't wait to witness it live. Manu's set to perform at Stanbic Bank Piazza on the 31st, and we think this will definitely be a great way to cross over into the new year.