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Hey Jy! Your new Afrikaans pop hit on repeat!

By Underground Press

Published Saturday, 18 March 2023 09:09

This upbeat song with a positive message, featuring SAKKIE and rocker, Francois van Coke, will have you moving in your seat and remind you about what’s really important: to love and respect each other.

This song sees Francois veer from his comfort zone to pop without sacrificing his distinctive mark. “When SAKKIE approached me to be a part of this song, I immediately liked what I heard,” Francois says.

'Hey Jy' is co-written by Fokofpolisiekar bandmates, Hunter Kennedy and Johnny de Ridder.

Upon further inquiry about why SAKKIE and Francois wanted to record a song together, straight answers were not forthcoming:

SAKKIE: “Francois van Coke is the coolest guy on the planet and I just wanted to be in his presence and smell what he smells like.”

Francois: “Sakkie looks very cool in photos and I wanted to share in his glory.”

What is 'Hey Jy' about? Hunter Kennedy explains:

“Nobody knows what is going on. Hell, these days nobody can agree about what the truth is. Let’s focus on what is important. To love and respect each other. It feels like there’s a shortage of good vibrations, so I hope this song adds the drop that overflows the bucket.”

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Who is SAKKIE? Written by Hunter Kennedy:

SAKKIE is from Still Bay. SAKKIE works in construction and develops greener building materials. When he is not building people’s homes, he builds his own dreams of becoming a space ninja. He also likes recording songs with his friends. SAKKIE is here for a good time and a long time. A long good time.

SAKKIE has a song out with Die Heuwels Fantasties titled 'Days are Dark' and has an EP on the way.

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About Francois Van Coke

FRANCOIS VAN COKE rose to fame as the iconic front man of legendary South African rock bands Fokofpolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel before he kicked his solo career into gear in 2015 with the release of his first solo album and massive hit, Toe Vind Ek Jou.
Since 2015, Francois has released three solo popular albums – Francois van Coke, Hierdie is die Lewe and Dagdrome in Suburbia. His latest album carries his current big hit single and crowd favourite, Dagdrome in Suburbia, featuring Spoegwolf.
Francois is celebrated as South Africa’s premium live solo rock act; always in demand and with regular sold-out shows. His biggest feat being the two sold-out arena shows at Time Square in Pretoria in 2018 and 2019 called Francois van Coke & Vriende. These premium events showcased his collaborations with South Africa’s finest talent including Riky Rick, Karen Zoid, Early B, Spoegwolf, Fokofpolisiekar, Jack Parow and many more.


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