Namibian Afro-Pop songstress, Freeda, has announced that her two new music videos, Mojo and Change the World, are currently enjoying airtime on MTV Base.
MTV Base is a 24-hour music and general entertainment channel from Viacom International Media Networks Europe (VIMNE), focussing primarily on music from the world of RnB, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soul and Urban. “We received the letter from the MTV Base, South Africa that my music videos are being played on their channel. I feel so happy that our songs are being recognised internationally and wish they could play more on different stations,” Freeda wishes. Her career spanning over 15 years has seen her develop into a vibrant solo artist whose well- choreographed performances and sweet, melodically cultured voice has won her many fans.
Currently, Freeda is signed by Westcoast D.O.C. under which Chronicles, her two-track hit album has been released. The album was produced over a 12 month period by the award-winning producer, Araffath. Chronicles has been a resounding success, especially on the social media where it has been receiving more viewers on You Tube and Facebook. Chronicles features other hit songs like Mutjaka and No Money No Honey. Freeda becomes the first Namibian singer to shoot a video for every song on the album. All the videos were directed by the talented Kim Xp from East Africa. She has also made history as the first Namibian singer to have a media video and an album launch attended by almost every media house in the country.
Although Freeda did not win anything at this year’s Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) despite being nominated in more than five categories, she says it’s not a problem and her singing career continues. “We love what we do, and do music for our fans, even if I did not win any of the awards this year, I will continue doing music for the love of my fans,” said Freeda in a telephonic interview.
Although her fans were a bit disappointed, there is nothing that can be done. “From what I see, the judges only focused more on RnB, rather than different genres” she says.