By Staff Reporter
Acclaimed Namibian rapper Nga-I managed to lift the spirits of his fans and public in general after releasing the music video for ‘Kozondundu’ on YouTube. The track is off his latest EP titled Herero Hero which dropped recently.
“The song means ‘To the mountains’ and after doing a quick research me and my team released that it was the most popular song on the EP and it was only natural to release a music video for it,” He said.
The Kurama hitmaker added that the subject matter within the song was also another reason for shooting the music video. “The song is relatable and you will see the family reference when you watch it. The song also just adds to me telling people that I am taking the chance ad the leap of faith to go for what I believe in when it’s contrary to what is expected,” he said.
The video starts with the star standing in front of a soldier with no name at the Heroes Acre with shots of the graves of Namibian struggle heroes which include Samuel Maherero, Hendrick Witbooi and Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo. “ Considering the title of the project is Herero Hero, it sort of just had to be because I went there to go receive my blessing and, metaphorically speaking to crawl through their legs so I can also conquer my own struggles and be liberated,” Nga-I added.
He said that the shoot was an ‘In The Moment’ type of shoot, where they stopped and recorded anywhere that caught his eye and to show the beauty of the Namibian landscape. “When we eventually break out into the international scene, people out there can then also see our form of identity and authentic stories through music,” he said,
The rapper plans to record a Herero Hero movie to encapsulate his vision of the music.