46664 ambassadors are musicians, artists and sportsmen and women who are committed to supporting 46664 and the mandate its takes forward to find new hands to lift the burdens.
“We are honoured to be affiliated with a cause initiated by the greatest man alive, Mr Nelson Mandela.”
Three albums in and Jamali are rapidly cementing their place as a world-class pop act.
Since the trio formed out of the 2003-2004 Popstars reality television show, Jamali (a name most fans now know was created out of the first two letters of their first names) has been in-demand for live gigs, these days also earning a living on the corporate circuit. The band is the most successful output since the advent of reality talent shows in South Africa.
For the trio, however, as much as corporate gigs help pay the bills, nothing gives them more pleasure than taking their songs to their fans on a live platform.
“It’s what makes us keep going, even during the tough times which we do still face at times,” Jacqui says.
“I think that one of the reasons that we have defied the critics and only grown stronger over the years is that we all love the same kind of music,” Jacqui reveals.
“We are really a true unit when it comes to choosing the songs to go on an album and are really excited about what we are working on now.”
The mixture of music styles is also a gift from Jamali to their fans – new and old.
“We have seen how different our audiences can be,” says Mariechan. “What we really wanted to do is create albums that parents can listen to with their teenage children or that grannies will like as much as their 20-something grandchildren. I know we’ve succeeded in doing that.”