Jaleel on winning best new comer

Last year, Jaleel announced he’d be dropping an album before the year ends, titled “Ever Sins Eve”, new on the scene but making all the right moves. He first gave us nostalgic “Block Block” and then went on to bless us with the catchy “Wella”. It’s no doubt the 20 year old took home “Best New Comer” at the recent Namibian Music Awards.

We asked him what that was like, here’s what he had to say;


Did you expect that at all?

I really didn’t have expectations at all or expected that specific award at all, it came as a surprise to me.

Tell us, what was the first thing that went through your mind when your name was called?

The only thing that was going through my mind was that this couldn’t be real, and only after seeing my name and album name engraved on the Award the feeling started becoming more and more real.

Did you have a speech ready just in case you got called up?

I had no speech ready and don’t think I’d ever want to have a speech ready for anything because I believe what comes from the heart at that moment, is so much more pure than something that was premeditated.

Who was the first person that congratulated you on your win?

My brother LMPC was definitely the first person to congratulate me.
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Where do you plan on keeping your award?

I decided to display the award in my mothers living room because me having decided to take on music as a career, it wasn’t easy for her to just believe in it and now with that award being displayed in her living room she will always be reminded of that one day it all became very real.

And the award money?

I’m definitely giving back to God first and then the rest of the money is going right back into the dream.

So, where to from here?

From here its better heights, bigger hits and taking Namibia to the rest of the World.

Lastly, our female readers want to know if there’s a lucky lady in Jaleel’s life?

Yes. No further comment. 😉

My name is Jaleel and I am Namibia to the world.

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Check out our last interview with the star: https://notedhiphopnewsletter.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/ever-since-jaleel/

His latest offering, “Slow You Roll” now on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jaleel_official/slow-your-roll

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Author: monochromemag

Namibia's new Fashion and Lifestyle Magazine.

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