KATIMA MULILO- Mshasho’s supporters and fans here and in the Caprivi region at large as well in the neighouring Sesheke town in Zambia are gearing themselves for the Winter Bash when the multi-awarding winning Kwaito Master is expected to stage his first ever show in more than five years by the end of July.
About two weeks ago The Dogg performed in Rundu at the Open Market where he left his fans chatting for more. The tour in the north-eastern towns of Rundu and Katima Mulilo aims to make a long lasting relationship and impression on fans and revelers who have for long been starved of entertainment by their favourite star.
In a face book interview recently, the kwaito master revealed to New Era’s Art Life that it’s been quite a long time since he has performed in the Zambezi bream town of Katima Mulilo. “I have not been in Rundu and Katima Mulilo for almost seven years and it’s high time this promise should be fulfilled for the sake of my Mshasho army and fans in these regions. I am happy that my show in Rundu went well as planned and we have the energy to rock Katima Mulilo and set the town ablaze as the name, “Katima Mulilo” in silozi, literally means “Go and extinguish the fire”, he says
“Mshasho fans and supporters should brace for the best gig ever since I performed some seven years ago and I should promise nothing but the best ever with full energy on the stage.
Through social networks, I am proud to confirm that my fans will get the Mshasho magic and have compelled me to go for these shows,” he confesses. The Dogg has also promised his fans across the country he is taking a shift in his music business as he is now looking forward to working with some renowned international artists from West African countries such as Nigeria and Southen Africa, including Zambia where he was born during the liberation struggle.
“I will launch my album as promised which I am going to work on with renowned South African artists and producers such as DJ Oskido, and one known as Spkiri.
DJ Spkiri might be little known in Namibia but he is the legendary producer of the Kalawa Jazmee Record Label in Johannesburg. The label has produced many House- Kwaito products in the Southern African region.
He assures his fans that his next 12-track album, The Greatest Champion, which is in its final polishing, is well on track and will be released on a date to be announced soon after his tour to West Africa. “But remember that I will release my four track single titled The Champ, which is going to be out on the market by end of this month,” he adds
The Dogg is also the only artist to represent Namibia at this year’s Channel O awards to take place in Johannesburg and explains that as usual, his fans should vote in their numbers so that he can win the award like last year. He says he is ready to compete with other world renowned and Nigerian artistss like P-Squared since he has plans to travel to Nigeria anytime soon to go and polish up his forthcoming The Great Champion album.
Gift Munyanya commonly known as Young Bird in the music circles here, could not hide his joy and enthusiasm when listed as one of the supporting acts and curtain raisers for the show.
“It’s a big privilege for me as an upcoming artist to be seen as one of the curtain raisers for the Mshasho family. This will add another feather and wings on my shoulders as this will be a top and classic show to ever happen to our Katima Mulilo fans and revellers,” he enthuses.
In Rundu, The Dogg had the supporting acts of Tommy and Micco as some local and upcoming kwaito artists who warmed up the Mshasho fans.
For his show here, The Dogg is to be accompanied by the NBC’s Whatgwan’s presenter, Pombili Shilongo, who is contracted as the Mistress of Ceremony.
Andrew Lupaleswi a seventeen year old teenager from Caprivi Senior Secondary school (CSSS), a diehard Mshasho fan here, can’t wait to see his favourite kwaito artist live on stage.
“Since I was born, I have never been to Windhoek since all my parents are working here in the Caprivi Region and I will save my money for the Mshasho show and it will be my first time to see him perform live on stage in my life. We are many at my Caprivi Senior Secondary school who belongs to the Mshasho army,” the 17- year-old fan says.
Apart from his music show business, Mshasho plans to expand his other private business by introducing his Cell phone to the market.
He has plans to launch his summer smart, and a standard phone, which will hit the Namibian market by the end of this year if all goes according to plan. Mshasho was recently appointed as the MVA Ambassador in the campaign against accidents and road carnage.