Have you seen or heard Blacksheep’s “TWAMANA”?

It’s dark, eerie and never been done before! In the Namibian music industry at least and we love it! Blacksheep went and did the damn thing.

We catch up with him to find out what inspired this dope song and super creative music video.

Happy Read.

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TWAMANA…

TWAMANA talks about a walk and a part in life we are done with in our lives. A walk in life we do not want to repeat and the fact that I’m starting a better chapter. TWAMANA featured Ryda and AJ Fresh. TWAMANA was produced by a highly talented Zambian Dj, Potpher.

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So who was involved?

The first verse done by ‘Eastside .65 Ryda’ from the north. R.Y.D.A. stands for Realize Your Dreams & Achieve, grew up listening to hip-hop, gave it a try in grade 8 and realized its working for him. He believes its Gods great plan for him. On the verse he expresses himself following the words he got from Blacksheep “don’t hold back “, and he did just that on the song.

AJ Fresh is a member of the musical group Fresh Family and on his verse he talks about a character that has a burning fire inside him that can’t stop at nothing.

Talk to us about the video

The TWAMANA video was shot in Ongwediva on a soccer field by Maya Neto. I wanted the video to portray a gothic feel and look to it. With a story line of a girl trying to get to the set dinner table with all sorts of weird obstacles in her way such as fire and the spirits. When she finally gets to the table she reveals her face and by looking at me her eyes change, and all beings vanish from the table living her alone on the table. I wanted the story line to portray my dark side, it’s my way of expressing it all and showing that I have overcome it all. I have always wanted to shoot a Goth video, and working with both Maya Neto and the designer they both brought my concept to life. Bringing this dream picture to life, was not a walk in the park, it was all hard work, dedication and two sleepless nights. From Maya Neto with shooting and getting the effects just right, to the make-up artist and costume and set designer, they all brought it to life.

This video is first of its kind in Namibia.

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What can we look forward to next?

I must say the dark side is over, it’s a closed chapter that’s why I entitled the song “TWAMANA” meaning “we are done”. Nothing but a bright and challenging future ahead. I want everyone to expect bigger and better with every video I shoot and every lyric written. Putting the motherland on the map is the aim yes, but yet a challenge. The new album “Olufo lange” which is to be dropped later this year has made me explore out of my comfort zone not forgetting who I am. For my fans have always known me to be blunt and straight forward, I have not expressed myself any less in this album. I have worked with a number of great producers and artists both local and international including GMP’s very own JEIYO and Sam-ee-lee Jones on different genres, from house, hip hop to real old school Kwaito. I have worked on it all on “Olufo lange”.

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Fun facts: Blacksheep

Creating music for the mases is the quote he lives by, GMP artist BLACKSHEEP, Naka Shimwino, was born 20 May 1981 in exile in Kwansa-Sul, Angola. He attended Centaurus High School in Windhoek. His love for hip-hop music came when he was 12 years old when he was exposed to gangster rap, listening to rappers like Snoop Dogg, 2PAC, West Side Connection, Eazy E, Bone Thugsz, etc.,artists who would later influence his own music. Blacksheep released his highly-anticipated, debut album, titled “The Blacksheep Show” in October 2010, with his 2nd musical offering “Kalyampombo” released in 2012. “Exodus” was launched in 2014 with great reviews and lyrical content, and now currently working on “Olufo lange” which is set to be launched later this year.

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Lyrics:

RYDA

I be that nigga from the east side

Riding with the homies

Ma’f*k your peace sign

All I see is dollar signs

(soTWAMANA)

Game over when I say so

Recognize

Chains on my neck make them b***s gold

End up in a Herse

Every time I flow

Yeah I’m that nigga with the chemical flow atomical flow

I got verse for all of you h**s

(Feel me)

I’m sending shots at your dome

B**h I’m the one you are not to oppose

All white like that shit you sniff up your nose

I leave her in a Kodak moment like she striking a pose

(I got her)

Hela working that pole after that I cut her like umbilical cord

After that I’m back to making all of this doe

You know my dawgs they came to steal the show for sure….

I do this shit for my woes

In this b**h with my souljas

All of you b**s should know

I do this shit for my daughter….

CHORUS

All of my people know that am better than befooooore

Your girl will be calling my phone eventhough it is ooooff

Cruising around with no pistol you know theres no waaar

My ninja My mwaeme you know that am better than aaaall.

So TWAMANA, TWAMANA so so

So TWAMANA, #TWAMANAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAA

So TWAMANA, TWAMANA

So TWAMANA, #TWAMANAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAA

BLACKSHEEP

If you feel I’m too pagan, don’t be shaken

If they deny me in heaven I’ll probably break in

Rapping your eulogy so here’s your coffin

If life is a pain then here’s some morphine

8 children books some Mary Poppins

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

We cutting all losses its horses for courses

The outcome is income my voice is my invoice

Umuntu ngumuntu gabantu is true

Umuntu gabantu so I’m sleg like a bantu

You can talk from a distance itokumunge kolutu

So i feel like a zika flu sicker than before

I’m an 80’s kid so I’m down with the commodores

Jack with ice and it’s just a norm

You meeting in the rain you had to brainstorm

Creeping in my shadows tipy-tipy toes

Get your face out my business here’s your nose

Now look I know you heard this before

Blacksheep about to implode

Pamwe otamuti ondakolwa

Otamulokwa nomongwa

I know you heard this before

Pamwe otamuti ondakolwa

Otamulokwa nomongwa

CHORUS

AJ FRESH

Hul up Eish nigggaaa

Ndapita ndina oxulaaa

Hul up Eish nigggaa

Teelela ndi ku pakelepo beata

Kandi hole mo Cooorner

Shaashi vati ondi mfiyooona

I supporting REAL MADRID

Kandi hole BARCELOOONA woww

For better for worse I reserect myself

R.I.P AJ-Fresh you can now call me NOSHI

10 ARA 10

I wont take out my pen flows on 100 percent

Look in my eye

NOW look in my eyes am sure u see eyeballs my nigga

NOW listen to me

Listen to me am sure you hear the devil himself

SO I DROP BOMBS LIKE AM AIMING FOR A KILLING AM KILLING THIS

MOTHER F*#S THIS B**S AINT FEELING EACH OTHER AME IHII

LANDA NII PALA MWAMEME AME ONDA VAKARA NEVA SOBBER NGHE

NDAKALA LOCO VOLTZ FIYO OKO MAKALA heehee

Andi cruisa mo no caracara

My whole life I only f*#d one Damara

Andi cruisa mo no caracara

My whole lifeeeemmmhhhh walye waaaaa

CHORUS

 

 

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