By Johannes Hangula
SATLAM the multi-genre singer and M-jay, two weeks ago, released their first 19-track album together titled ‘Oxula for success’.
Satlam told Confidente that M-jay who is a music producer always wanted to work with someone who is bigger, that is why he chose him.
Oxula for success which Satlam translates to ‘the hunger for success’ is a combination of both talented players in the music industry, which saw Satlam responsible for writing of the lyrics and promotions whilst M-jay did the production.
“First we came up with beats, so to us this was a different sound and we just wanted to have fun with it. So we came up with a single that we titled Oxula which is track seven in the album list, and all of a sudden it became a hit which was playing all over the radio stations and juke boxes. That is why we decided to go on with something big which is an album,” said Satlam.
The album is filled with original Namibia sounds and flavour. On the first track Longa Utale (just work), the duo is joined by Kwaito superstar Exit, where they tell a story of being tired of fake friends and further encourage people to stand up and work for themselves/ do it on their own.
On track 11 Omatilifo featuring Shitana, Satlam is pointing out the enemy of progress and those who stand in other people’s way because they don’t want them to succeed.
The beat of the songs is a mixture of Shambo, Kwiku and Afro-pop, with excellent mastering on tracks, thanks to the team work from M-jay and Young T as producers.
Apart from Exit and Shitana, Satlam said they have worked with numerous young and upcoming artists who featured in some of the album songs, as they aim to promote them.
The album is available in all music shops countrywide.
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