Advice from Kalux to the incoming male artist of the year 2019
With the NAMA season in full swing, Unwrap.online had the opportunity of speaking to Kalux the Superstar about his experiences after being crowned Male Artist of the Year 2018. With a lot of joy heard coming from his voice, the Netira hitmaker says it was a major experience for him when he was awarded as the male artist of the year 2018. The award opened a lot of doors for Kalux the Superstar and he further adds that his fans and family members appreciated him even more for the music he gives out.
With the same energy, his hometown Outjo also named a street after the superstar as a form of congratulating him for representing his hometown wherever he went as an artist.” A legacy that has been created, I couldn’t be more excited,” he says.
Opportunities came his way as he worked one of his biggest events and managed to give back to local schools in Otjiwarongo. He worked with 11 000 kids and managed to put together N$ 38 000.
When Kalux was crowned Male Artist of the Year, he managed to travel beyond the borders of Namibia which was an experience for him as countries like Zambia welcomed him and treated as an international artist. When asked by Unwrap.online if the pressure was on him after receiving the award, the artist confirmed that indeed there was pressure.
“Everybody in the industry was on the lookout of what I was doing plus I also received a lot of approaches from artists who wanted features from me,” he said.Speaking on features with artists, Kalux says he managed to work with five upcoming artists at his costs.
“This is one of the coolest experiences ever, working with upcoming acts because myself, I know how it feels to be an upcoming artist,” he says.
In the 2019 NAMA which is scheduled to take place on 7 September in Swakopmund at the Dome, Kalux is a nominee for Best Afro-pop. He says his fans are not happy that he only got nominated in one category even though he submitted for more, but the problem might have come through errors on the paper work. The artist who is in high spirit says he is fine with it and also very happy that new artists were recognized for the hard work they put out.
“Not getting a nomination doesn’t mean you’re not good enough, no. Keep on pushing your music even though the might be a delay in you getting awarded but one day, things will be different,” he said.
Speaking on his upcoming projects, Kalux says apart from performing almost every weekend he is currently preparing himself for the Kalux Home-Coming Concert which is to take place on 31 August in Outjo, and preparations for the concert are in full swing.
Kalux’s advice to the incoming Male Artist of the Year: “Appreciate the moment and be responsible with it even though it comes with a lot of pressure. I wish you all the best and don’t forget to give back to the community.”