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Ajani Hendrick

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | INDIE

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2009
Solo R&B Pop




"Ajani Hendrick Thank God You Cheated (Prod. by Allrounda)"

Inspired by some of the great RnB and pop artists of our time, Ajani Hendrick drives with a smooth style and a softly emotional performance on this latest release.

Digging deep into precisely the story-line implied by the title, Thank God You Cheated holds nothing back – regret and betrayal roam free throughout the lyrics, the verses in particular detailing both the heartbreak and the desire to move forwards. From a songwriting perspective, the issues are rightfully resolved during the hook – this moment sees the song move from struggle to possibility; a flicker of hope, that things will get better. The story works well and is one that a fair few listeners may well be able to relate to.

Musically there’s a full and mellow sound to this track – Allrounda has crafted a smooth jazz and classic RnB soundscape that suits Hendrick’s softly expressive voice really well. Though the song doesn’t hit hard – the verses roll into the hook almost as if the whole thing is one fluid moment – it still manages to make its point, and actually, there’s a certain free-flowing aura on the whole thanks to that consistency and movement. In addition, Ajani Hendrick offers up a subtle but certain tone and style of delivery that would quickly become recognisable as his own. A few more releases of a similarly professional and emotionally honest nature will be sure to seal the deal.

Thank God You Cheated is a phrase most of us are unlikely to have stumbled upon before. In hindsight though, not only does it grab attention for its original wording and intrigue, it also underlines quite poignantly the subject matter at hand. The lyrics presented outline precisely what the singer has gone through, and this title ultimately represents a state of moving on in life; stepping into a better place, shaking off the past and learning from it. All in all, it’s a point well made, and Hendrick’s descending melody line is humble yet memorable in its own unique way. - Rebecca Cullen


Ajani Hendrick loyalists who have been waiting for new music from the multifaceted R&B, soul and pop artist hailing from Johannesburg, South Africa, will be delighted to hear his latest single, “Thank God You Cheated”, is available right now! Despite his vocal suppleness, his music is often just edgy enough that it can’t be snugly fit into broad-strokes mass marketing campaigns. Arriving after the impressive debut, “If You Didn’t Know”, Ajani’s new single rises to the occasion with a focused and well-balanced brew of slow groove, introspective lyrics and bitter-sweet melody. Inspired by artists like Ed Sheeran, Usher, Chris Brown, and Drake, Ajani Hendrick’s musical journey began in his early teens, when he first started playing the piano, encouraged by his parents.

The bulk of the track finds a pleasing and consistent groove that is romantic yet gritty, smooth yet appealingly angular. The pairing of salacious verses with resonant and melodious piano ostinatos makes for an entry with wide appeal.

Veering from sensitive laments to passionate croons, the desired effect of slow-burning arousal is achieved, as Ajani lays his cards on the table about a cheating partner. Layered with enrapturing harmonies and yearning tones, the words may be simple, but they resound with sincere earnestness as Ajani exhales each line over the assertive sway of the rhythm track.

“Thank God You Cheated” which lyrically paints a picture of a man breaking free from a wicked spell – afflicted, but unloaded of a weighted burden. The song showcases everything that makes Ajani Hendrick such a talented balladeer. Vocally, he has the range to fill in the spaces left unoccupied by an instrumental arrangement that puts the emphasis on a steady and entrancing groove.

Ajani’s comfort with addressing subject matter that is intimate comes through in this song. The track’s arrangement is hypnotic with both the drums and bass creating a spinning sensation that falls in line with the imagery that the singer draws with his lyrics.

R&B and Soul music has not enjoyed the commercial success of Pop and Hip Hop music has of late nor has it had a fresh singular champion to carry the genre to heights comparable to those more notable forms. This hasn’t yet rung a death knell to R&B and Soul but it does mark that the current landscape is dominated by fluff. This is where Ajani Hendrick comes into the picture.

Ajani is a heart-stirring singer ready to make his mark in a world. Perhaps he is that unsung champion capable of changing the genre’s stagnation. Ajani does his best to show diversity and courage in a time where many of his fellow artists offer sophomoric material in comparison.

Ajani Hendrick may not be an international household name just yet, and that is indeed unfortunate. An artist of his talent certainly deserves more than late night radio spins and sparse daytime play. With his latest project, “Thank God You Cheated”, perhaps Ajani will get the credit he rightly deserves. - Tuneloud


Ajani Hendrick makes music with the goal to spread positivity and good vibes with the world, as well as amazing music that inspires people!

Through the artist’s very own label, Silver Lining Records, Ajani hopes to spread art, beauty and positivity, enriching life, and the whole world, one song at a time!

Following Ajani’s previous release, “If You Didn’t Know,” he is now back with a brand new project entitled, “Thank God You Cheated.” The song has a catchy, yet forward-thinking vibe, due to its amazing arrangement and production style. In addition to that Ajani’s charming lyrics and unique musicality are absolutely one-of-a-kind, making for a diverse and edgy creative style!

If you enjoy beautiful music with a personal and charismatic tone, you’ll definitely enjoy Ajani’s work.

Find out more about Silver Lining Records and Ajani Hendrick, and do not miss out on the artist’s recent releases, news, and events! - Jabulani

"Ajani Hendrick - If You Didn’t Know."

Ajani Hendrick is a versatile, honest and charismatic artist who recently set out to release a new song, “If You Didn’t Know.”

This beautiful brand new track marks a significant step forward for the artist, a true milestone that showcases passion and creativity. The release does a really great job at portraying Ajani’s vision, presenting a sound that falls somewhere in between the appealing melodies of Pop and the soulfulness of R&B.

The track has a modern and polished production. It really allows the mix to stand out for its clarity and depth. The low end is really dense and punchy, while the mid-range is warm, but never harsh. In addition to that, the top end has a nice, silky tone that really contributes to a smooth sounding mix that puts the vocals at the forefront. Ajani’s style has often been compared to artists the likes of Usher, R. Kelly, and Chris Brown, but he has a character of his own, as opposed to simply trying to copy other influences along the way.

Find out more about Ajani Hendrick and do not miss out on “If You Didn’t Know,” and other releases from this talented artist: - The Band Camp Diaries


A stunning collection of personal R&B songs with some great melodies and unique lyrics.

February 2020 - Ajani Hendrick is back on the scene with a stunning new album titled “Not For Persons Under the Age of 18,” which stands out as a creative, diverse, and remarkable studio effort with a lot of personality. As the title might imply, it deals with some adult themes and personal topics, often inspired by the darker sides of being in a relationship, as well as themes of loss, longing, lust, and more. The songs on this record are almost tied together with some connections in terms of their meaning, but each track stands out as its own thing.The album features 8 songs, including the opening track, “The Milf Song.” This song gives the audience a perfect portrait in terms of mood and production aesthetics. “Who Did I Marry” is another remarkable track, which channels contemporary R&B vibes with some outstanding melodies and everything in between. “Had I Met You First” is particularly outstanding for its ability to combine poignant lyrics with exciting grooves, giving the audience a full-ranging experience. “Alcohol and Sex” is definitely one of the highlights on this release. This is a very outspoken, no-frills song that gets right to the point with some excellent rhythms and melodies. In addition to that, “All or Nothing” brings so much energy and emotion to this mix, and it ties in perfectly with the next song, “Thank God You Cheated,” a song with a unique perspective that feels refreshing and bravely outspoken. “Alone in Our Bed” also explores romantic themes of love, with a more intimate touch. Last, but definitely not least, “Too Soon” is a perfect curtain closer, bringing the album to full circle. In addition to the beautiful and inspiring performances, the production of this album is definitely the cherry on top, as well as Ajani’s intimate and personable vocals. The sound of this release is very professional and world-class, making for a unique and personal tone.

This is an album that will resonate with fans of 90s-style R&B, but it will also please fans of the modern wave of the genre, due to its unique sound and crisp production aesthetics.

Find out more about Ajani Hendrick, and listen to “Not For Persons Under the Age of 18,” which is currently available on the web. - Jabulani


If You Didn't Know (Single) 9 October 2018

Thank God You Cheated (Single) 27 February 2019

Alone In Our Bed (Single) 9 December 2019

Not for Persons Under the Age of 18 (Album) 7 February 2020



Ajani Hendrick is a talented artist with a passion for pop, soul and R&B.;

Hailing from Johannesburg, South Africa, this charismatic singer and songwriter managed to combine stunning melodies with infectious grooves and great beats, in order to create a catchy, yet direct and edgy sound.

Ajani’s musical journey began in his early teens, when he first started playing the piano, encouraged by his parents. It didn’t take long for him to develop a life-long obsession for making music! Ajani developed his voice and found his own style, inspired by artists like Ed Sheeran, Usher, Chris Brown, and Drake, among others.

This charismatic performer is quickly generating a powerful buzz around his work and sultry performances!

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