Kanibal to showcase his best at first 2018 gig
Legendary Namibian Hip-Hop artist, Shilongo Ashipala who goes by the stage name, Kanibal, will at long last make a comeback to the stage to perform at his first 2018 gig at King’s Lounge on November 2nd in Windhoek.
Titled The Royal Ball, the uncompromising street poet will be performing alongside King Wasaby, Lizz and Bella Harris from 19h00 until 22h00 with entrance fees going for just N$60.
Kanibal this year burst on the music scene with an album titled Rebirth produced under Blackwidow Music Entertainment and is laced with some of his most evocative protest lyrics and orthodox rhymes.
He has already shot a video from one song off the album titled Sorry Boss which finds space within contemporary Hip-hop free-styling and he takes a swipe at “Niggas (that) said I was finished”.
President for the record label, Elizabeth Mbaeva tells vibe that the music has been well received and is a prelude to the long-anticipated come-back of a musical god that has helped define the face of Namibia’s Hip-hop genre.
“We only shot one video for that album because it is basically an introduction to the new and improved Kanibal. So the Rebirth has three episodes. Episode One we dropped already in July and then we have Rebirth Episode Two dropping on the 30th of November this year and the last episode which will drop anytime from early next year to before mid-next year,” says Elizabeth.
2018 has been a quick year and with the festive season almost capping it, it seems quite late a time for Kanibal to be hitting the ground running and interacting with his starved audience.
Yet Elizabeth says it’s just the beginning of a series of gigs to be held right across the country from Swakopmund, Oranjemund, and Rundu and from there to wherever the music will take them.
She says now the crew is focusing on shows.
“We were actually fixing ourselves, mainly working on our office space. We were stability and the music as well as videos and re-strategising. We had bookings but no gigs.”
“This is like a family party that we are having, yea it’s The Royal Ball where we express ourselves and we will be dropping my music as well. I have been more on the poetry (side) of it but then I am venturing now into it all.”
“We dropped Wasaby’s music I think a month ago as well and then Bella Harris is known and she is now coming up with her new feel. So it’s a show to pay attention to. We’re moving mountains,” she says.