WINDHOEK – With her current single, Share My Love, hitting the airwaves, Sally Ephraim aka Sally is ready to take on the music scene as a solo artist.
Her debut album, Courage, is set for release later this year, and according to Sally, one thing to note is that it only has three collaboration tracks mainly because she wanted to bring herself out as Sally, the solo artist, and not constantly features on other artists’ albums. “I think people have heard me enough in other peoples songs throughout, and I have been doing that for such a long time that its juts time now to do me,” she says.
She further explains that the reason why she hasn’t dropped any album yet was due to the fact that she has realised that she has grown as an artist, experiencing new things and finding new inspiration along the way. “The album has Sally in it. The type of person that I am.I don’t just listen to one genre. Whatever sounds
good to my ear I listen to and that’s just how my album is ranging from country music to pop to rock and jazz, and a little of everything else,” she says.
Since her days as a member of Cyberspace, Sally has become a mother and adds that striking a balance between motherhood and music hasn’t been easy but she is still motivated to do well as a solo artist. “My husband is very helpful and we take turns looking after the baby. I want to be the one to raise my child so as much as I’m busy running up and down me find time to spend with him,” she says.
She explains that going solo does not mean that Cyberspace is no more but merely that both Sally, and Young Cash, are currently working on their solo projects and still give each other the much needed support. Even after taking home the Namibian Annual Music Award for Best Non Album Single.
“It was great for cyberspace to get that kind of recognition, imagine surviving on one song the whole year and it’s the first song that ever went out there and it lasted a whole year and no one ever got tired of it. We were very happy and it has given us a push. Cyberspace is still going to drop albums we are not letting go,” she says.
Sally adds that Cyberspace music and her own’s as a solo artist are not that much different since Cyberspace is more Reggae and Raga while her’s has a little something for every one. “I make sure that the young and old can listen to it and making sure that the quality is top notch. The lyrics are very important and I get inspired by things in my life that I write, and also make sure that the content is clear and there is a positive message,” she says.