By Jeoffrey Mukubi
ANTONIO Dragan Djokic, Arafath Muhuure and Solani Glo Zulu have created a platform for female artists to unite, through their latest project titled, My Ongoma Unity Volume One.
The music project is one that not only inspires, but educates and empowers women from all works of life.
Over 10 well-known female artists are featured on the album, including the likes of Oteya, Monique English, Lioness, Erna Chimu, Tequila and Lize Ehlers.
None of the artists were paid for their contribution, and they did it purely for the love and passion they have for music.
“We started this project about nine months ago, and I’m happy it turned out the way it did,” says Antonio, who was one of the producers on the project.
“This album is the first of its kind in Namibia, because not only does it combine so much local talent, it also teaches men to love, care and protect women, instead of abusing them,” he said.
According to Antonio, the album launch, which was held at the Warehouse Theatre earlier this month, was a great success.
“People who attended the album launch were treated to a night of jaw-dropping performances by the women, who sang their hearts and souls out.”
The album is a solid 11-track masterpiece, stacked with songs to encourage and uplift the female species.
One of the songs, titled Unity Against Women Abuse, features Tequila and Latifa Queen, condemns violence against women, and pleads with men to stop violence against women.
Antonio said that they will be having a road show throughout the country in August, to promote the album and compliment the hard work that the artists have put in.
“We also plan on doing a volume two, with more female artists, as a way to promote positive messages, through local music.”
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