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UGU’s new talent Voster and Wizblack on second album

07/02/2018
by Rosalia David
Vibe

 

UGU Records’ new talent Petrus Mbwalala, stage name Voster and Henry Shuudikilwa who goes by the stage name Wizblack will release their second album under Young T’s music label soon.

The Kwaito and Afro pop act have been active in the music industry since 2016 when they were taken under Young T’s wing.

They already have a 17 track album titled Bigger Picture and are looking to go bigger on their next project.

Speaking to Vibe, the vibrant Voster said, “We have already an album which was released last year but did not do well as people are still getting to know us but we hope that our second album will penetrate much better into the market this time.”

Voster is a 24-year-old University of Namibia soon to be graduate who majored in electrical-engineering, while the 25-year Wizblack is still studying at the International University of Management.

They were both doing music as solo artists before Young T’s label joined them to become one act.

“In 2016 Young T gave us an offer to only sign us under the condition of being a duo, so, from there we thought why not and we are related anyway,” Voster said.

Voster, who spoke for the group said Wizblack, was born and raised in Windhoek while he is pursuing his dreams from Northern Namibia where he was born.

He grew up in Ongwediva and attended his primary school at Etsapa primary school in the Ohangwena region before moving to Ongwediva Junior secondary school to complete his high school.

“After I completed my high school I then came to Windhoek to finish my tertiary education but moved later to the Ongwediva campus and it is where I graduated from,” Voster said.

Voster also said that the pair spent most of last year working on their second album which might be titled ‘Waves’ and that they also released their first music video in December last year.

On Bigger Picture they featured Young T, BlackSheep, Omzee, JK Nakaye and others.

Voster noted, “We are not so sure on who we are going to work with on the second album but we have plans to feature a lot of talented musicians on our up and coming project.”

Like most upcoming artists Voster said, it is indeed difficult to make money from CD sales as an up and coming act.

“When people don’t know you, they just want to receive songs through WhatsApp. They do not wish to buy the hard copy, but there are some of those who really appreciate and support local talent," Voster said.