The year 2016 marked the beginning of a new era in music with new kids on the blocks dominating major music shows such as the Namibian Annual Music Awards as well as album sales, and with that, The Villager Vibe will critically take a look at artists who are most likely to blow up this year.
Although the festive season just ended and the aura of hangovers is still lingering, most musicians have already started serious business returning to studios to start working on new master pieces for the battle of the best entertainer.
Such artists who have shown potential are, Young-T who is Mshasho’s new talent, award winning Ann Singer under Deal Done Record as well as Female Artist of the Year, Chikune and Monique English.
The Villager Metro has identified 2017’s list of artists to keep an eye out for because they have shown promise and have the potential to shake up things this year.
Top of the chart would be Young-T, who although has dominated every jukebox around the corner has not been able to secure a single nomination at the music awards last year.
Late last year, he released his Becoming King album last year.
It is dazzled with tracks such as Fiku Limwe, Namtenya and Nangula which went viral and enjoyed massive air play across the country.
His music continues to be different and unique, quite sensual to the ear of both the young and the old speaking to the soul, indeed a true reflection of African rhythm.
Expected to also blow up is the king of Kwaito, Gazza he recently showed that he still got it through the release of Pumumu which came out quite a blast
Quite exceptional from this Kwaito King, his finely cut 11th album was ablaze with international artists such as Nyanda from Brick and Lace, Nigerian musician Davido, South African House guru Uhuru, X-Trio, Revolution and Namibia’s sensational Tequila, the versatile Lady May, Suzy Eises and many more.
With the 25-track album having made headlines, greater things are most certainly to be expected from Gazza.
The young and talented Bantu and Jomolizo are not strangers in the industry.
Bantu is popularly known for his hit track Special Woman, and Jomolizo is known for his famous track Kandjetu.
These two tracks intones on the beauty of love and gives praise to women. When listening to them, they would touch deep in the heart and make one fall in love all over again.
The lady with the golden voice, Ann Singer is another bombshell to look out for this year.
Her voice lingers through the hearts of music lovers and she has a quality and lively melodic voice and her performances always leave one yearning for more.
Judging from the previous years the music industry is most definitely off the shore.
Kp-Illest is one of the few progressive hip hop artists that we are graced with and for some reason he just came out to be different. What is even more fascinating about him is his didactic lyrics which set off to redefine hip hop.
Many a times hip Hop artists rap about the usual and almost monotonous themes woven from the threads of money, sex, fame, drugs, popping champagne, the artist has secluded himself and stood out.
Another overlooked artist, would be RnB sensation, Monique English who also released an album titled Since 1994 which only far beyond proves that ‘the girl can sing’.
Monique would have what most would call a magical voice. Although her material shows that her latest work would be more appealing to the broken hearted, at the same time she also serves you will the Sunday afternoon jam vibes.
And just when we thought the Hikwa genre was drying out, the all-time favorite Hikwa star, Tate Buti drops his 10th album titled Onete. The album compromises of the trending track titled Iyaloo