The Namibian (Windhoek)

11 January 2013

Namibia: Gal Level's Frieda Working On Solo Project

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Gal Level

Frieda Haindaka, one half of the award-winning group Gal Level, is currently in the studio working on a solo project. The singer, who was part of the group for the past ten years, confirmed yesterday that she is busy working on an album.

Early last year Gal Level announced that they would take a five-year break to concentrate on other projects. Later that same year bandmate Daphne Willibardt gave birth to a baby boy.

Frieda said that her solo work does not mean the end of Gal Level and that, as promised before, they will once again be making music together after five years. "We took a break to work on other things, whether it be taking time to concentrate on business or family. Our five-year break gives me a chance to release an album and to reinvent myself as Frieda, but Gal Level is definitely going to reunite when the time comes"

Frieda didn't want to give too much away when asked if she will still be working with Ogopa Butterfly, the music label that Gal Level are signed to, but said she was exploring her options. "I want to explore different producers to get a different sound because I do not want to sound too much like Gal Level." said Frieda.

Frieda's former manager Sula Kyababa said Frieda is not signed to Ogopa Butterfly as the Gal Level contract ended last year. He said the girls are free to do their own projects. "I think it is good for the industry as it adds to the diversity. We at Ogopa Butterlfy wish Frieda all the best and we are looking forward to hearing her new album. We have given her our blessing and the best thing we can do is support her," he said.

"The industry has been dominated by male artists, with a number of female artists coming out, I believe that this year is for the female solo artist to shine," he said.

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