Bongi Archi made his indelible mark on the music scene with the release of his powerful debut single 'Excuse Me' in 2021, leaving audiences captivated by his soulful voice and magnetic stage presence. Now, in 2023, he's poised to make an even bigger splash with his very first Afro debut EP, 'Hupenyu Impilo Pt. 1,' scheduled to drop on October 13.
But Bongi Archi isn't a newcomer to the entertainment world; under his birth name, Bongi Mthombeni, he's been a familiar face on stages for over a decade. His journey began when he burst onto the entertainment scene as a standout member of the Idols SA Top 8 in 2010.
From there, he embarked on a relentless pursuit of his musical passions, captivating audiences on grand theatre stages, performing as a special guest artist on Disney Cruiselines, and gracing TV screens.
From his appearances with Joyous Celebration to countless corporate events, Bongi demonstrated his versatility and won hearts with his vibrant and charismatic stage presence. But behind the scenes, he was quietly honing and fine-tuning his songwriting skills, and now, he's ready to give his fans what they've been asking for – original music!
Embracing this exciting next step in his career, he's adopted the stage name Bongi Archi, a moniker that reflects both his evolution as an artist and his journey of self-discovery.
His personal sense of style, described as smooth, subtle, yet striking, is set to become synonymous with the Bongi Archi brand, a reflection of his enticing stage personality.
For Bongi Archi, music and fashion are two art forms intertwined, both showcasing feelings, passion, and emotion.
While the public knows him for his vocal talents and versatility on stage, few realize the depth of his skills – he's not only a remarkable singer but also a proficient pianist, drummer, and bassist.
So, why the name change and rebranding? Bongi Archi explains, “Nobody knows my middle name, and after discovering the true meaning of it with my sister, I was blown away. I want to carry that with me in my career going forward – embracing my culture and my roots. So, keeping ‘Bongi’ embraces my African name, and ‘Archi’ is a nod to the world.”
Bongi Archi's upcoming Afro debut EP, 'Hupenyu Impilo Pt. 1,' is a testament to his musical evolution and his commitment to delivering original music that resonates with his fans. This EP promises to be a mesmerizing journey through Afro sounds, woven with Bongi Archi's unique style and captivating melodies.
Bongi Archi is undoubtedly unique, with his music and looks embodying the evolution of a highly talented singer-songwriter whose versatility is simply irresistible. His aura is a stylistic journey that appeals to all, making him an artist who's as charming as he is appealing. This is the beginning of an exhilarating new chapter in the musical journey of Bongi Archi.