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Music industry is now every child’s playground- Ou Stakes

by Rosalia David

Damara Punch artist and Bobo hit-maker Stanley Hamaseb aka Ou Stakes has come out to say that the music industry has become “every child’s playground” saying that people who “can’t sing” are now part of the pressure.

Stanley who pulled off an outstanding performance at the 2018 Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) further told Vibe that he has not heard any impressive song from both the established artists and upcoming folks for 2018.

“People are now just singing for the sake of singing, if their cousins tell them they can sing, they go record and ask their other cousins from the media to promote their songs. Surprisingly, people who have been in the game for long are also just dropping funny songs for the NAMAs,” he stressed.

He went on to say that upcoming artists should focus on making hits to challenge musicians such as The Dogg, Gazza and Exit.

“The industry has changed totally, I want to make music for funds not to please anyone from the NAMAs, it’s a waste of studio money because at the end of the day you are stuck with music that you yourself know is not nice. So, to the upcoming cats, do good music and challenge Gazza, The Dogg, Exit and whatsoever,” Stanley advised.

 He said he is currently under pressure working on his album that is set for release in December.

“Anyway, I am now working on a 14-track album but it doesn’t have a name yet. I will reveal the name once everything is finalised. But I have dropped a single featuring Ruby from Botswana already,” he told this publication.

Stanley who said that he is back for good to the music scene further expressed enthusiasm over his two NAMAs nominations.

“I was nominated twice but didn't win anything but it’s not an issue to me because I still feel blessed to have made it there in the first place,” he said.