Exit drops ‘Black is Boss’

WINDHOEK: Namibian Kwaito star David Shikalepo known as Exit, launched his sixth solo album titled ‘Black is Boss’ at Ongwediva last month.

In a media statement issued here at Nampa on Friday form the Rockaz Management, stated that Exit’s music on the album is meant to inspire hard work and confidence in all people.

“Anyone, whether male or female can relate to my music, because through my lyrics I try to use music as an empowerment tool to encourage, uplift and inspire people,” said Shikalepo.

He explained that, through his music he tries to promote the mentality in people to be ‘Go Getters’, saying that should go after their dreams no matter what obstacles my arise.

“In my lyrics I talk about various experience. The good, the challenging, the appreciation of real friendships, the unconditional love for family, lesson learned in life and all the dreams I am yet to realize,” he added.

The album is basically about things that also happened in his past life like the hardship he endured and the appreciation of good moments too.

“There is a lot happening in the country at the moment whether politically or socially and around the country and what I want through my music on this album is for us people to take a moment and concentrate on the positive,” Shikalepo said.

He believes that musicians have an important role to play as advocacies in their communities and the country.

Black is Boss consists is a 17 track album packed with musical tones from all genres, such as Kwaito, Hip Hop/ Afro pop and Kizomba just to mention a few and also features various artist and producers such as Elvo, Araffath, DJ Kboz, Ras Sheehama, Neslow and KK just to mention a few and it follows its fifth album titled ‘I am The Truth’ released last year.

Shikalepo first became known as the other half of the popular duo Exit & Mush and in the 2015 Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs), Shikalepo won Best Kwaito and Most Discipline Artist in the 2014 NAMAs.