Newcomer Bongi Archi bursts onto the original music scene with his powerful debut single ‘Excuse Me’.
While Bongi Archi might be a new name for people to pay attention to, he’s instantly recognizable under his birth name Bongi Mthombeni from the many stages he’s graced over the past decade since he burst onto the entertainment scene as a popular member of Idols SA Top 8 in 2010.
He hasn’t stopped working since and is just as comfortable on grand theatre stages, as a special guest artist on Disney Cruise lines that took him around the world, to back on the TV screen in Ons Soek Die Sanger (Top 5); from Joyous Celebration to countless corporate events, Bongi has proven time and again his versatility and popularity with audiences brought about by his vibrant and charming stage presence second to none.
Throughout this time, Bongi has been honing and fine-tuning his song-writing skills and now he gives his fans what they’ve been asking for – original music!
Along with brand new branding, a stage-name change to Bongi Archi to
reflect this exciting next step, Excuse Meisonly the beginning of this exhilarating journey. It’s the first single of many.
His personal sense of style can be described as somewhat smooth and subtle, yet striking and apparent, and will soon be synonymous with the Bongi Archi brand.
Style and flair has always been important to Bongi and it was important that his ‘look’ going forward reflects that as well as his enticing stage personality. Music and fashion go hand in hand. Both are unique art forms that showcase feelings, passion, and emotion.
Members of the public know of his vocal talents and versatility on stage, but few realize his formidable skills on piano, drums, and bass. Bongi wanted his introduction as a newcomer to the recording world, to reflect that. His compelling vocals round that out to deliver a single that will stick in your head once you’ve listened to it.
Bongi’s style is as captivating as it is refreshing, and manages to seep through into his debut single, Excuse Me and it’s supporting Music Video.
WHY THE NAME CHANGE and RE-BRANDING
“Nobody knows my middle name and after sitting down with my sister, she found the true meaning of my name, and I was blown away. I want to carry that with me in my career going forward., now as a recording artist. Embracing my culture and my roots. So, keeping ‘Bongi’ embraces my African name and 'Archi' is new to the world. “