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NandoHomie releases ‘Pretend’

by Rosalia David

Underground rapper, NandoHomie real name Fernando Hendricks has finally broken his silence with a new single titled ‘Pretend’.

NandoHomie who has been doing music since 2013 released four singles last year and plans on putting out an EP sometime this year. He tells Vibe that he has had to deal with doubt and anxiety while trying to perfect his craft.

The 28 year old rapper also said that his latest single which was dropped in December has been doing well on the local airwaves and has featured on numerous radio top count downs.

“The track is actually based on a true story, it talks about the unfairness in the game including what I am experiencing with my baby mama,” he said.

He further explained that the relationship between him and the mother of his child ended on a bad note, saying that they now only communicate about their child.

“Me and her don’t have to speak we only do when we suppose to, because I am still angry but have to pretend for the sake of my son,” he noted.

Even though it seems like the song was mostly inspired by his relationship drama, NandoHomie said he is quite touched by established artists who fail to recognise upcoming artists who are hard at work.

When he is not recording in studio, he works at Bokomo Foods as a sales assistant, he told Vibe.

He also said that he has not made any entries into the Namibia Annual Music Awards yet.

“I don’t think I have enough work on my hands yet, the NAMAs is a big platform you know but I feel like I am not ready yet, but by next year I will make sure I enter.

NandoHomie has worked with artists such as TheFutureisgigz and his single was mixed and mastered by a producer called Mamba.

He is also working towards launching a clothing brand called ‘Bagga’ which he says means ‘nailing it’.

He also said that he has aspirations to jump on the track with other artists such as Quido and K Breezy saying that both are quite talented.

“I just want to work with those two artists if they can just put a verse on my song, I am confident that together we are able to cook up something worth listening to,” he said.