BY: FOIBE SHAHEPA
Every day, new artists emerge, bringing with them new sounds and melodies to the country. There is no way to limit Namibian potential, thus there is a huge list of budding talents to keep an eye on.
19 year old Fadzai Machiwana better known by her stage name Fadzee, spoke to unWrap.online about her breakthrough into the creative world which kicked off with her visuals and music (Take It Easy) featuring Jae Cash.
The up-and-coming singer recently released music that has been making a sensation on social media. Qbick Visual Papi shot the video in Lusaka, Zambia, and the song is simply begging people not to be harsh on them.
“I wrote this song because I needed someone to tell me that I try to accomplish a lot of things at once in order to continually move the people around me, as well as be an inspiration to insecure young women in minority groups to be strong,” she said.
This is her third single however the first singles were never officially published. A Miss Face of Namibia finalist Fadzai also facies to be called a writer, poet, actress, youtuber, and medical student. She admits that being a Miss Face of Namibia finalist came as a shock to her.
“I grew up with a low self-esteem because many bullied me about my height and physical size, therefore I’ve been insecure for much of my life,” she explained.
The songbird keeps true to her natural voice in an era when many singers use auto tune. She’s signed to Big Beats Global in Zambia, which could help her establish a strong foundation.
“Because Jae Cash, the singer featured in the song, is also from Lusaka, Zambia,” she explained, “It was more convenient for all of us to shoot it there.”
She concluded by saying that her Miss Face of Namibia journey has nothing to do with her musical career, despite the fact that her parents are her biggest supporters.
“My modeling career is entirely focused on inspiring young, insecure women, whereas my singing career is entirely focused on “setting a pace” and making myself and my people proud, which some may call selfish.’