Hip Hop, Gospel artist Ephraim Sanyime also known as Effy who has been in the game since 2007 has scooped three nominations for the 2018 Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs).
Out of a few gospel musicians, Effy has been nominated in the biggest categories which are the Best Male artist of the year, Album of the year and for the Best Gospel category.
Speaking to Vibe, Effy said the nominations came as a surprise as he had never imagined a gospel artist being part of the categories mentioned above but rather in the gospel class only.
“I am overwhelmed I didn’t expect it much, it is definitely a milestone in my genre and I am excited. I think it’s still sinking in,” he said.
He was nominated with his last album which dropped in November titled Forgiven which consists of nine tracks.
The Album was produced by Araffath and written by himself.
Effy further explained that his album is not really just gospel but talks about the everyday life issues.
“My music is not really typical gospel if you listen to it, it mostly talks about issues we face in society, like an everyday person would face and then I just bring God's view on this issue. I would talk about HIV and AIDS for instance or being an orphan, things that people can relate to” he explained.
He also mentioned that the album was inspired by his life experiences saying that even if he is born again he has done a couple of “funny” things in the past.
“There are some personal roots to it,” he said.
Apart from working with Araffath, the musician has featured artists such as Salvador, Syclone, Cillio, Odete and Lin on his Forgiveness album saying that it was received well by music lovers.
“The album is out of stock now, I have to order another batch, the responses have been awesome,” he said.
Effy will also be performing at the official awards ceremony (NAMAs) and said he has a lot of surprises set out for his performance.