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AÔÇÖkee still upcoming

Mon, 16 June 2014 00:03
by Charmaine Ngatjiheue


 

Despite dropping her first ever single in 2006, A’kee born Anna Haikango, is still regarded as an upcoming artist.
A’kee dropped a hip hop single titled Music Is So Sweet, which was followed by her debut album, an Afro-Pop offering titled  Arrival Of The Queen, but due to other commitments she was unable promote it.
“After I dropped my first album I had to go for my NDF training and I could not market my album as a result my sales were not good at all,” says A’kee.
After her training, still burning with a love for music, A’kee returned in 2009 and eventually dropped her second album Ohatukafika in 2012.  It was a 12-tracked album where she featured the likes of Sally, Exit, Dixon and a few others.
With a track titled Kebako from her album, A’kee was also nominated for Best Kwaito at the Namas 2013, “I was the first female to be nominated in a group of guys” she says.
Other tracks on the album that were popular were Wambo Jack, Komesho and Oshimashonge and similar to Ondjila, they received massive airplay on stations such as Omulunga radio, Energy 100 FM and National radio.
“One of my songs titled Ondjila was one of the tracks that received massive airplay on Fresh FM. On platforms like Afro-connection I could watch artists like The Dogg, this gave me courage to persevere and pursue a musical career,” says A’kee.
She says she hardly faces any challenges “apart from people refusing to listen to my music because they don’t know me.”
A’kee describes her music as the type of music that deals with real life issues, things that happen on the streets.
 “I humble myself in my music and tackle everyday problems. I speak about respect one another and how we ought to treat each other.”
Despite being in the music industry for what seems like ages, the singer only shot her first ever music video three weekends ago for the single Efiku Lonena.