Northern-based local artist, Don Kamati, sat with The Villager to tell us more about his new song Ipolopolo, going solo and NAMA short-comings.
Having put out a surprise single from his up-coming album, Don Kamati uses the song, Ipolopolo, as a platform to tell his fans about how exactly he moved into working as solo artist and the issues and public opinions that resulted in the relationship between him and his partner turning sour.
Ipolopolo is an Oshiwambo word which, when directly translated, means ‘Nonsense’.
“Firstly it’s not a diss song. For us to end up where we are today it was influenced by people. You know how people talk, especially when you’re not there. People always like to hate on what’s happening or what’s good. So, with this song I’m expressing what I feel.” said Don Kamati
The artist/ producer is due to release his album “Ongeshefa” in August this year, but he has opted to give us teasers about what to expect with his song Ipolopolo.
We can expect to hear the second single “Peter Shalulile” during the month of June. The song is a tribute to soccer player Peter Shalulile who was Namibia’s top scorer at the previous COSAFA games.
“I wrote the song because I feel that I am doing the same thing with my music as he is doing with soccer. We are both doing big things in our chosen fields.” said Kamati.
When asked about the recent NAMAs (Namibian Music Awards), Kamati added that although everything went great, the organisers forgot to abide by one of their own rules when they let Young T perform.
“At the workshops held before the main event organisers informed us that only nominated artists would perform, so it was a bit of a shock seeing him on stage Friday night, I’m not taking anything away from his talent but the organisers just need to stick to their word.” said Kamati