Kwaito sensation set to drop debut

After a slew of singles, it is official - Markes Haufiku is set to release his first album, Rocket, on Wednesday, 28 October.

23 October 2020 | Art and Entertainment

MICHAEL KAYUNDE







WINDHOEK

Kwaito artist Markes Haufiku will host an album listening session tonight at Chopsi’s in Windhoek, with special appearances from industry heavyweights Sunny Boy, King Elegant, Andrew On The Beat and more.

In an interview with tjil, Haufiku described the project as kwaito fusion.

“Primarily, I am a kwaito artist, but on this album, I blended kwaito with other genres like amapiano, house and Afropop.”

He shared that the album will be released under H25 Marketing and boasts 18 tracks with features from Kaboy Kamakili, Makila, Ras Marley and more.

Worked hard

The musician expressed his excitement for the album, adding that he has worked hard on it to ensure that the songs will appeal to the masses. He said he is confident it will speak to many music lovers.

Haufiku’s manager, January Ivula, told tjil that to complement physical copies, the album will also be available exclusively on Donlu Africa.

“For the rest of 2020, people will only be able to access the album online on Donlu Africa and [it will] be made available on other digital platforms from 2021. We want to prioritise and empower our own Namibian platforms,” Ivula said.

Countrywide roll-out

Sharing the album’s roll-out plan, Ivula mentioned that Rocket will be launched in Ondangwa on Saturday, 31 October, with Friday, 6 November, earmarked as the launch date in the south, at Rosh Pinah and Keetmanshoop respectively.

“We also just submitted the music video [for] Toti Ngeipi to television channels, starting with tjil TV, with two more music videos in the pipeline,” Ivula shared.

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