Here is why you have to make it to ML’s NUTS show!
Night Under the Stars on 2 August presents ML – a young and vibrant woman from The Land of the Brave known for her authentic music and patriotism. The concert at the Goethe-Institut Namibia begins at 19:00 and entrance cost N$ 20.
“My brand is authentic because it represents me as a person, my influences and what I stand for. Its empowering and fresh because originality never gets old,” said ML.
Born in northern Namibia and with a busy childhood traveling between South Africa, Belgium and Namibia, ML says she regards herself as conscious of what it means to be patriotic.
“Patriotism gives us identity. When we’re able to
stand for something, fight for what we want and believe in and love who we are – that defines us as true patriotic beings,” she said.
ML raps and sings about politics, culture and the economy; topics she said don’t normally feature in the mainstream music industry.
“I identify my genre as Shambo-Pop that draws from the environment I grew up in: modern heroes who fought for our freedom and for me to – as a Namibian woman – walk freely and have access to basic social services,” she said.
ML’s second album Independence Day is dedicated to those who fought for the country’s liberation and autonomy.
“I thought I would dedicate my second album to the Independence of Namibia to also inspire young people because while we are free, we need to work hard to achieve economic freedom – something that has become our daily struggle in an independent country,” she said.
With a degree in Agricultural Economics and a Masters in International Trade Law and Policy, ML regards herself as an academic achiever who also through her music wishes to highlight the importance of education.
“I always say, an average Nigerian artist has a degree and I refer to Nigeria because they are leading in the
music business of Africa. Education is important to everyone, including musicians,” she said.
Join us for an electric concert filled with beats and lyrics aimed to celebrate the lives of the people of Namibia and empower women as the agents of change in a dynamic society.
Entrance is 20 NAD and the Goethe-Institut Namibia is located on 1-5 Fidel Castro Street.