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Jean Michael is excited about new EP

Namibian Hip-Hop talent Jean-Michael Ripuree Tjirare is readying himself for the release of his seven track Extended Play (EP).

The seven track musical project will be titled Color Me Black. The rapper said he chose to work on a seven track EP because he wants the album to appeal to his fans and for it to be received a bit more personally. “I chose seven tracks because it’s a intimate album and also just to put out new material as a marker and reminder of who Jean – Michael is,” he shared.

Jean-Michael said his fans should expect authenticity from his new music. “My supporters and listeners can expect originality as usual and honest good music,” he told unWrap.online. He said he always aims to grow his musical talents and did a few things different creatively for Color Me Black. “Creatively I did dig deep into my essence and found parts of me I needed to. Am always growing musically,” Jean-Michael.

The rapper says he does not divert from his usual sound for his new project but it will be a bit more edgy. “The EP is not entirely different from my other work. I am still me just more refined,” he said.

He says he wants to perform with a live band for his shows in 2019 and has a single titled Ozombepo featuring Nga-I. “Expect a live act. I am working with a band and preparing for shows. My new single titled Ozombepo featuring Nga-I premiers on Donlu Africa tomorrow.” he concluded.

Jean Michael is no stranger to the Hip-Hop community in Namibia and he was an active member of Run Nams. His debut album ‘Rise and Shine’ was released in 2014 and received rave reviews from many newspapers in Namibia. He was nominated for the Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMA) in 2014 and won an award for Best Newcomer in 2014 at the NAMAs.

The rapper has a catalogue with motivational and relatable music that touches on struggles that he deals with on a day-to-day basis and sometimes he even tackles political issues on some of his songs.

Shona Ngavahttps://unwrap.online
Shona Ngava is a music journalist, educator, and blogger who aims to share more insight on how music impacts the average listener. He has worked previously for the Namibian Sun as a journalist and has done countless reviews of many albums and singles focusing specifically on the Namibian music scene. He is the host of the only show on radio that is dedicated to album reviews and music critiquing in Namibia. He works at the community radio station of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) called NUST FM. He is currently the Programming and Music Director the radio station and is responsible finding the right music for the station and audio and radio production at NUST FM. Shona Ngava has 5 years experience within the print and broadcasting industries and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communications Technology. He is passionate about the entertainment industry and elevating and taking it to better heights. He believes in equal treatment of artists and making sure their stories are told all the time every time hence he is a contributor for unwrap.online. Besides Journalism, Shona Ngava's other interests lie in artist management, social media marketing and talent management and brand management.


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