Self proclaimed King of Namibian Dancehall Don Kamati has recently released visuals for his hit song Banker.
He told unWrap.online that the visuals are important to him because he used one of the best local stylists Kati Cotton Eater to dress him for the shoot.
“ I worked with Kati Cotton way before this but working with him again was something that I’ve always wanted to do and this one is very special because I had his full attention,” Kamati said.
He added that there is a very thin line between music and fashion and that the two are more like cousins.
“We should do away and abolish the old traditional way of making music here in Namibian, because music and fashion are like cousins,” he said.
Kamati also recently dropped his 15 track EP (Extended Play) titled Sativa which is his first full body of work and he told unWrap.online that he feels relieved.
“I can now navigate differently. It’s more like watching my baby grow, I see the numbers going up on social media and it’s a different feeling. I’m actually more eager to drop more music now that my fans know where to access all of me because they have been so used to hearing me on collaborations and now it’s a different feeling,” Kamati says.
He added that he did not want to have too many features on project because of him being known as the “collaboration guy” but credits the few artists he featured on it.
“I did not want to make Sativa about features but I did feature emerging artists like Radu and seasoned artist like DJ Kboz, Exit, Chris Wayne and King Elegant,” he said.
Kamati says that the public support has been overwhelming and the EP has got him to engage more with his fans and it has also led to collaborations with some other African musicians.
Furthermore the ‘Maspenda’ hitmaker has relocated to Ongwediva and Oshakati mad says that that he mainly wanted move back because of his family but also to be less accessible by people and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
“Being in the North brought back so many memories and I have implemented some of those emotions and memories on on the last songs I did. I feel it’s where I belong and I’m actually also running away from all the distractions and the bad influences that comes with the city. Now I feel I can actually breathe and navigate differently. Me moving back here in a way also adds value to my brand because looking back and meeting the people I started with makes me feel like it my sole responsibility to give back to them and build them up,” he said.
Kamati has also recently got the attention of Stonebwoy, who is currently the biggest African dancehall musician and he says that he does not want to give away too much information as it is to early to talk about a possible collaboration.
“Stonebwoy is actually somebody that I’ve looked up to and our interaction started on Instagram and he said something and I went to comment and he liked it a lot and I’m actually talking to his producer right now. I really do not want to say much, but yeah I’m actually in contact with them and it’s a beautiful thing. Stonebwoy is someone that I really really really want to work with and for him to respond to my comment like that says a lot you know sometimes these pieces and may be messages from God,” he said.
Kamati’s ‘Sativa’ EP is available on YouTube and all other major streaming services.