Lioness on the power of love

One of the most skilled rappers in the game reveals what her forthcoming album entails as she prepares to bless the industry with a presence that's sure to be felt globally.

30 April 2020 | Art and Entertainment

MICHAEL KAYUNDE

WINDHOEK



Since bursting onto the scene a few years ago, Lioness has dropped several hits.

Now, on her anticipated follow-up to 2018's Pride of CilQ, the rapper explores love.

Set to be released on Friday, 8 May, Lioness' second album, titled Wish You Were Here, will be available for pre-order on digital platforms as of tomorrow, 1 May.

“This album will be a new sound for me. It'll have a focus on Afro sounds as well as R&B. It will also feature local and international artists,” she exclusively revealed.



All about love

On what informed her lyrical content for this project, she mentioned that the main theme is love.

“On Wish You Were Here, I share common experiences I had in my past and recent relationships,” Lioness said.

She added that she worked with Namibia's Waters, Cool Under Pressure and Space, as well as Nigeria's Ogranya.

“I also worked with an artist from Ghana with whom I was in Mr Eazi's Empawa top 10 camp.

“The producers vary from DJ KBoz, Chris Wayne, Brown Klaxic, Simba Tags from Zimbabwe, DJ Dreas and Synx from Nigeria,” the rapper said.



Corona impact

On the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the rollout plan for Wish You Were Here, Lioness said they had to push the release date back before the extension was announced. She however ensured that they will stick to the new date.

“We had also planned a listening party that we had to cancel. We will now be focusing all our efforts on online marketing,” she said.



New sound

Lioness said that although this will be a new sound for fans, it is still authentic and very much her.

She said she hopes fans will love this album just as much as, if not more than, the last one. “After listening to this album, I want fans to walk away with the fact that we are all human and love is the greatest emotion one can experience and must share, good or bad,” she said.

Similar News

 

Kenyan doccie makes 2021 Oscars shortlist

6 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

ALL AFRICA Softie, a Kenyan film about the life of activist Boniface Mwangi, has made it to the 2021 Oscars shortlist in the best documentary...

PDK bags Song of The Year

7 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

Windhoek • Michael Kayunde The Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) hosted another exciting edition of its premium live stream concerts on Saturday, 17 October.Featuring the...

Mulberry drops sophomore album

3 days ago - 16 October 2020 | Art and Entertainment

MICHAEL KAYUNDE WINDHOEK Released under Hybrid Rekordz, Mulberry's 13-track sophomore album opens with an up-tempo song titled Take You Back, setting the tone for what...

5th NAMAs weekend produces incredible performances

3 days ago - 16 October 2020 | Art and Entertainment

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEK The fifth Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) weekend premier show lived up to all expectations by producing incredible performances from...

Keeping it real

3 days ago - 16 October 2020 | Art and Entertainment

The first step after deciding to venture into showbiz is getting to know the industry, a stage I feel is skipped by a lot of...

Euro-Namibia music festival slated for end of the month...

5 days ago - 14 October 2020 | Art and Entertainment

STAFF REPORTERThe European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) cluster in Namibia will host the third Euro-Namibia music festival on Friday, 30 October, at the...

Offset fuels Cardi B reconciliation rumours with Instagram post

6 days ago - 13 October 2020 | Art and Entertainment

BANG SHOWBIZOffset sent a birthday message to estranged partner Cardi B, fuelling speculation that the duo has reconciled.The Migos rapper sent a message to the...

Fresh and Popping – October edition

6 days ago - 13 October 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Windhoek • Michael Kayunde As summer continues heating up, Namibian musicians across all genres have started dropping fire to complement the season, while others address...

Sage by Dee pays homage to Walvis Bay

1 week ago - 09 October 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Adolf KaureSWAKOPMUNDEntrepreneur Dianah Namases (33), who is best known for her watch brand Sage by Dee, recently released a new collection in honour of Walvis...

Nashawn enjoys 'ghost voice' experience

1 week ago - 09 October 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Adolf KaureSWAKOPMUND Award-winning radio personality George 'Nashawn' Marenga says he enjoyed being the 'ghost voice' at the Simply You Magazine Lifestyle and Fashion Awards (SYMLAFAs),...

Latest News

PDK bags Song of The...

7 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

Windhoek • Michael Kayunde The Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) hosted another exciting edition of its premium live stream concerts on Saturday, 17 October.Featuring the...

Agribank disburses loans worth millions

19 hours ago | Banking

Agribank disbursed loans worth over N$246 million in the financial year ended 31 March 2020.At its virtual annual general meeting on Thursday, Agribank said more...

1nvest gold, platinum ETFs list...

19 hours ago | Economics

Staff Reporter - Specialist index tracking fund provider 1nvest, a collaboration between Standard Bank, Liberty and STANLIB, on Friday announced the listing of its gold...

RCC’s 254 workers still paid...

19 hours ago | Labour

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKEmployees of the Roads Contractor Company (RCC) continue to be paid from the government’s contingency fund, with Cabinet yet to reach a decision about...

State withdraws GBV case over...

19 hours ago | Justice

KENYA KAMBOWERUNDUThe State has withdrawn charges of gender-based violence (GBV) against the Swapo councillor for Rundu Rural Constituency, Michael Shikongo, on the grounds that the...

Geingob ‘attack’ on whites condemned

19 hours ago | Politics

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKPresident Hage Geingob has been roundly condemned for equating white Namibians registering for next month’s election to an act of ‘war’.Officially opening Swapo’s campaign...

What I need to know...

19 hours ago | Business

A little place to call one’s own and to hopefully retire in is a goal many of us share. Whether your intention is to buy...

Criminalise long suspensions

19 hours ago | Opinion

Hundreds of government and public enterprise employees are currently on suspension with full pay.Some of them have been on suspension for as long as two...

Air Namibia creditor rejects settlement...

19 hours ago | Transport

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKBelgian company Challenge Air SA has rejected a settlement offered by Air Namibia, citing mistrust in the airline’s ability to make good on its...

Load More