On the verge of greatness

Top Cheri talks NAMA nominations and new ventures

16 August 2019 | Art and Entertainment

It's been quite interesting to watch BlvcBoxx Entertainment take in new artists as part of their growth, with the latest one being Slime, who has managed to grab the people's attention through the songs he's dropped thus far. tjil recently took the time to have an open conversation with BlvcBoxx Entertainment's first lady - Top Cheri - who has been with the label from its early stages. The conversation was of course based on her Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) nominations, the projects she is involved in and the moment also gave us an opportunity to find out about her new ventures.

On her nominations, Top Cheri shared that the nod from Namibia's biggest music body means a lot to her. “I'm really honoured to have been nominated; it means that my work is being acknowledged,” she said.

Top Cheri released her debut album Fertile last year and the project spawned chart-topping hits like Danisa, Johnny and Hang Over, featuring her label mates Athawise and King Elegant. “Surprisingly, my album did very well. Fertile dropped the same time as two of the most celebrated artists in the country; Exit and Tate Buti but it sold incredibly well.

“It's still in the top 10 bestselling albums at the moment,” she added.





Besides creating her own music, Top Cheri is also a judge on Visible Talent Namibia - a road show scouting talent across the country. She mentioned that being part of Visible Talent Namibia has been an amazing experience, adding that at every audition they find some really talented young people with so many different talents. “Through visible Talent NamibiaI get to experience my country,” said Top Cheri.

She admitted that Visible Talent Namibia is time consuming, thus it's been a challenge to fit in other music projects on her schedule. However, Top Cheri revealed that she is in studio working on new music. “Mr Andrew won't leave me alone. Every chance we get its work, work, work. I'm also currently busy putting together a project with Neo Paints Namibia. Something very exciting for my people,” she disclosed.

Even though she could not say much on her follow-up album, she assured that the project will be exciting.

“My management actually begged me to not give away too much on this because it's meant to be a surprise, even me saying that is definitely going to put me in trouble with my management. But rest assured it is fire. I'm all about the fire and force,” she promised.

With the amount of limelight on her, tjil was curious to know what and how she stays grounded. For Top Cheri staying at home helps in this regard. She stated that she minds her business and does not let compliments get to her head. “People lose themselves when too many people tell them they are this or they are that.”

On being the queen of BlvcBoxx Entertainment and what it is like being a part of such a noble squad, Top Cheri regards it as a blessing. She said they support and push each other in every way possible. “The guys are sometimes over-protective but that's because I'm extremely over-protective of them too. It's real love,” she shared.

On a more serious note, Top Cheri announced that she is starting a campaign that is aimed at ending cancer. She expressed concern on how many women have never had their breasts checked and emphasised that cancer is real. “Every Wednesday I will be accompanying five females to a doctor's practice for them to get their pap smears, as well as to inform and educate them on breast self-examinations and so forth,” she said.

MICHAEL KAYUNDE

Similar News

 

Celebrating a decade

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Art and Entertainment

On a Tuesday afternoon, tjil caught up with Afro-fusion group Ama-Daz-Floor to find out about their new ventures and upcoming album. Focused on dominating Namibian...

Information sessions kick off

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Art and Entertainment

The host town of the Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) for the past three years, Swakopmund, witnessed the start of information sessions for next year's...

Let's talk 'politainment'

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Politics and music have gone hand in hand for years in Namibia. Whether it was songs by the Ndilimani Cultural Troupe, the election...

Shines is a winner

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Let's all hope and pray that Tsumeb's Samuel Shines never changes. With disarming charm, wit and a wholesome nature that makes the majority of the...

Enhle Mbali responds to divorce rumours

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Art and Entertainment

The Broken Vows actress streamed her response on Instagram TV after Sunday World published intimate details about the couples reported divorce last Sunday. According to...

Trevor Noah sells out Madison Square Garden

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Art and Entertainment

The South African comedian, who's currently on his 'Loud and Clear' tour, continues to make major moves.This past weekend, South African comedian and host of...

Fashion expressions at Windhoek Fashion Week

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Art and Entertainment

The recently concluded Windhoek Fashion Week staged runway shows and exhibition shows by Namibian designers and beyond. This year's instalment saw sophisticated designs by 30...

Glitz and glam at the Unam student fashion show

5 days ago - 12 November 2019 | Art and Entertainment

After not being around for a couple of years, the University of Namibia (Unam) fashion show came back with a bang on 2 November, featuring...

It's about time

1 week ago - 08 November 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Allow us to introduce you to the next lady of trap and heavy bars: Emvee-K. With thighs that go on for days, you would expect...

Not your average jokes

1 week ago - 08 November 2019 | Art and Entertainment

ESTER KAMATI Subjects such as climate change and global warming have never been an issue to laugh about, at least not until the EnviroComedy festival....

Latest News

August 26 CEO innovates

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Business

Elizabeth Joseph ...

Fishing quotas under scrutiny

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Fishing

President Hage Geingob and acting fisheries minister Albert Kawana will meet next week to discuss the credibility of the fishing quota allocation process, as well...

Geingob was 'talked out of'...

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Government

President Hage Geingob had written dismissal letters for ministers Sacky Shanghala and Bernhard Esau on Wednesday morning, but a high-level meeting that included Vice-president Nangolo...

Helping people help themselves

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | People

Evany van WykMarjolize Scholtz has been a wellness professional for over 17 years. During her career her empathy towards people has grown immensely. Scholtz was...

Putting on a corporate...

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | People

Elizabeth Joseph Margaret Thatcher once quipped that if you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman. Langford...

Fuelled by ­creativity

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | People

Evany van Wyk “Every challenge is put on your path to groom you and build you and if I had the opportunity to change something...

A musician at heart

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | People

Queen, Mumford and Sons, as well as Koos du Plessis are all musical influences that Ruan Greeff, or John Rock Prophet as you may know...

EVMs in the firing line

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Politics

Independent president candidate Panduleni Itula, the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) and Swapo will square off in the electoral court on Tuesday, 19 November over...

Unshackling the toothless ACC

2 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Opinion

Much has been said about the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) over the years. Many have called it toothless.Revelations this week that it has been sitting on...

Load More