By Pricilla Mukokobi
Traditional (Shambo) musician, Kamati Ekanda refuses to be forgotten despite not being in the limelight for ages. This week Kamati said he is working on a new album featuring D-Kandjada and Maj-Beat after a lengthy hiatus.
“I’m done with my new album called ‘om kolele’ meaning Elders,” he said.
Kamati who describes himself as a musician cum businessman said he is also venturing into film production.
” Since I’m an artist at the same time a businessman, COVID-19 has affected me badly. although its a pandemic I feel complaining can only make it worse for myself and the people who depend on me like my kids, fiancee and my family at large. All I do is to grab anything that can go generate money for survival,” he said.
He added that ” I have a label called ‘Ekanda Entertainment where I’m the core founder. The aim of the label is to help artists that would like to uplift traditional music to another level so far I only helped four artists. “
The Shambo musician also said, “I’m ready to help where I can be it young and old Namibian that want to keep traditional music heard by the generation to come.”