A one-of-a-kind dancing musician

Dancing is an integral part of any musician's live performances and although not all of them get it right, Himba Boi does.

12 October 2018 | Art and Entertainment

We know them for their lyrical talent but the real question is, can most of them bust a move? It is not a secret that some of the best singers are not always the best performers, especially when it comes to hitting the dance floor.

When it comes to mentioning some of the masters of dancing and singing, Michael Jackson and Beyonce are names of famous singers well known for their dancing moves and record-breaking hits. Locally, upcoming talent Himba Boi who draws his inspiration from Michael Jackson, is definitely getting both tricks right. One would swear when Himba Boi is performing, he is being paid extra to go all out. He however says it is only because he is passionate about his art and job.

Himba Boi says he gives 150% in all his live acts because client satisfaction matters, even in arts. The Punde hitmaker says his daily routine is the thing that helps him kick ass during his performances. It involves meditation and being positive.

“I believe in the law of attraction meaning whatever you think about is what you take in, so I always think about what I want to happen when I perform and it comes out exactly as I see it,” he said.

Himba Boi says there are bad days, of course, and sometimes that too shows in his performance. He says he bounces back by repeating his catch phrase 'energy' and moves on. The singer told tjil that everything he does to perfect his performance goes as far as being in the recording studio.

“Everything must be in sync. Before I record a song, I already see how I will make it enjoyable for my fans. My lyrics and the whole production has to relate to the stage presence,” he said.

Himba Boi says his role model Michael Jackson has an influence on a lot of things in his musical career. There are times he too pulls out a glove and wears it on stage. He also got the confidence to be able to take to the stage alone.

“I tell you, 95% of the time he danced and took to the stage alone, he always killed it too, since his early childhood days. I now know that I don't need anyone to make me whole on stage but I will need them to bring in a new element,” he said.

Himba Boi is known for modernising his culture by combining pop with it. Today he is one of the few to pull it off in his dancing too. An African icon he looks up to is Brenda Fassie who also, according to him, greatly infused her vernacular in Afro pop. The singer who is working on his debut album says all his hard work is in a quest for a Namibian music identity.

“I mix traditional rhythms with modern instrumentals and that's how I was able to fuse this new sound. It all goes back to when I was in high school, so I had enough time to master the industry to find this gap. It's all in planning,” he said.

June Shimuoshili

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