Ally the Mini King drops solo project

06 May 2020 | Art and Entertainment

ADOLF KAURE
SWAKOPMUND

Alfons Kanyetu, better known in the music sphere as Ally the Mini King, recently released his first solo project, Son of the Soil.
The artist, who is part of the Swakopmund-based Afropop group Coastal Army, is also a full-time producer for the Kings Family Records label.
In an interview with tjil, the 24-year-old spoke about the concept of the EP, which was released on 24 April.
“It is dedicated to my fans out there and it is about me, a son of the Namibian soil,” he said.
Son of the Soil, which is made up of eight tracks, is available on various online music platforms like 066 Hits and Donlu Africa.

Music with a message
Ally the Mini King’s favourite tracks on the project include Essential Worker, Open the Gate on Me and Our Cattle Cannot Talk.
“Every song has a different message. As for Essential Worker, it is all about the importance of workers who risk their lives so that we have access to our basic needs and it encourages people to stay at home during the ongoing global (Covid-19) pandemic,” he said.

Getting started
He got started in 2010 when he was part of a group called Vuma Boys in Rundu. When he moved to Swakopmund in 2016, he started working with Telly B, Snow Zee and Sky King.
In the same year, Ally the Mini King was establishing member of Coastal Army, who are known for hits like Ada and Work it.
These tracks will form part of the group’s debut album, Movie, set to be released after the countrywide coronavirus lockdown is lifted.

Challenges
According to Ally the Mini King, who also boasts solo singles like Feelings, Mwana Kangili-gili and Jingala, his biggest challenge is getting his music out there.
“I would like to urge everyone to be safe during this difficult time and to practice social distancing and keep the necessary precautions for their own good,” the artist added.
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