Kwaito artist Ees is back in the country after winning the Most Gifted Kwaito Award at the Channel O Music Video awards last weekend.
Ees who was nominated for the first time, walked away with an award for his song ‘Ayoba,’ which features South African Kwaito singer Mandoza.
Ees who was set to leave for Germany, where he is based, yesterday said he will be taking the his award with him to try to open doors for the Namibian music industry. “Namibia might be a small country, but it has a lot of talented artists, this is a win for the whole industry, I will go back to Germany, and the world, and use this award to create opportunities, not only for myself but for all the artists in the industry,” he said.
Also speaking at the event was Namibian Kwaito star The Dogg, who was nominated in the same category as Ees. Unlike Ees being nominated for the Channel O Music Video Awards for the first time, this was nothing new for The Dogg who has been nominated five times and has brought home a Channel O award three times already.
“Last year I was the only Namibian nominated, this was not nice as I felt that more Namibians should have been nominated, this time we were three and a fellow Namibian won. I am happy for his win because we are all ambassadors of the country and as long as a Namibian wins, it puts the country on the map.”