OSHAKATI-Wakalenda Selestinu known by the stage name as Celestino revealed complete intimacy and freshness in Kizomba when he performed at the New Era 21st anniversary celebration that took place at Oshakati Independence Stadium on Saturday.
Under the Great Wings Promotion, Celestino, an Okatana born resident says he only started singing in 2010 and the performance on Saturday was one of the greatest opportunities for his fans to enjoy some of his old and even new songs, and to expose himself on backstage.
“I was very excited about the show and this was a very beautiful moment of my life. For me, that was just a platform for my music to be recognised by different kind of people.
After all this massive performance I showed, I just hope my fans will start to love me more, and support me once my album comes out,” he says.
Celestino says that it was not just about the performances, but at that show, he tried to give out a strong message to the audiences through his music.
“My first song I performed is called Angola, it’s telling the Angolan citizens not to take part in corruption or fight each other but to focus on the future generation and to forget about the past.
The second song was Kasule (My Last Born), a gospel song that I dedicated to my sister. It motivates us not to cry when we lose on our beloved ones because everyone will leave this world and only God knows.
The last song I performed gave a message to those who always trying to discriminate others, the song tells them that, this world belongs to every one,” he explains.
Celestino adds that the only reasons why people respond well to his music is because his Kizomba music is more archetypes, passionate and social dance music whereby you have to dance with your partner and not for the crowd around you.
“This kind of music is energy interaction between both souls, it’s the spiritual fusion between soul and body as well. That’s why everyone at the stadium was moving and dancing their partners,” Celestino explains.
For now, he is busy with his album called Vida Complicado due out early September featuring Namibian artists like Moniqe, Liina, Vince and Adam.
Tokolos also wowed the audience with two songs, Ekwafo and Ndisile Mokasie. Other artists who performed were Uno Boy, Divah, Veron, A.K, Monique, Z-Tac, ZMD, Sexy Killer, Young Jaiva and Pax.