East African Hip-Hop diehards are a happy lot after veteran rapper, Daniel Lubwama Kigozi aka Navio announced that there is another song off his upcoming album to be soon released. The Njogereza hit-maker teased his fans on social media by asking what kind of tunes they would want to hear next on his highly anticipated album.
The rapper who has been maintaining a low profile for a while now has finally taken note of his fan’s pleas for new music. On the comments of the Instagram post, a lot of fans were seemingly excited with the possibility of another song from the rapper. He released the first song off the upcoming album Vibes Out The East back in January this year.
The song called Raha is an Amapiano tune which is a genre the rapper has never tried before. He recently was quoted saying that this next album will be a personal journey for him. He implied that he will be trying out new genres and styles we have never heard from him before. It will be interesting to see just how far he is willing to go with this ‘experiment’.
The Raha track has been doing well since its release. The rapper claimed that he just did not jump on to the Amapiano trend to fit in but was rather embracing his South African roots. He added that his time in South Africa while finishing his secondary school studies made him have a special bond with the culture and people of the country. It was therefore, according to him, just a matter of time before he does an Amapiano song.
Recently, Navio penned a deal with Johnny Walker Uganda that will see him become an ambassador of the brand. The campaign dubbed To The Ones Who has also incorporated other Ugandan celebrities including popular Deejay, DJ Slick Stuart among other media personalities. Still getting such kind of deals goes to show how Navio has remained relevant despite not releasing a lot of music lately.
He was one of the few artists who despite not releasing a lot of music have had good deals with different brands. He has perfected his brand image which makes him appealing to the corporates. This was a major boost especially during the pandemic period as artists could not perform live at shows to earn.
Part of the campaign is a nationwide tour which will see various artists led by Navio himself traverse the nation in the coming months. The Walker’s Tour as it is popularly known was officially launched last Saturday in Kampala.
Music lovers were treated to a cocktail of performances with several artists gracing the stage. Sheebah Karungi was however one of the best acts of the night as she entertained fans at the event with her hits. The deejay line up for the event was crazy with all your favorite top spin masters gracing the stage.
Navio is this weekend set to perform in Mukono at the Foxx Lounge. We hope that he releases more songs from the album soon for the sake of his fans.