Unleashing the juice

Here is a musician who is slowly and steadily earning his stripes his own way through the music that he's been putting out.

18 April 2019 | Art and Entertainment

His singles catalogue has developed to a point where it is getting quite difficult not to notice his moves, and so when tjil got the nod to have a chat with the These Beats hit-maker, we grabbed the opportunity with both hands.

The trust and confidence from music fans in Vikta Juiceboy's music is clearly there, so we had to find out more about the voyage leading to the release of his first album scheduled for release on Tuesday, 30 April.

He shared that the title of his debut album is called Bless Up, a phrase he said he adopted from DJ Khaled and one he uses to spread positive energy. “The phrase Bless Up helps me express how grateful I am in life, despite ups and downs. With the album I want to cultivate this way of thinking in the community of people who listen to my music,” he said.

Vikta Juiceboy, who describes himself as a rapper who does other genres as well, explained that his main focus during the making of the album was creating music that would resonate with different music fans. He mentioned that the album is packed with kwaito, house, Afro-pop and hip-hop bangers. “I want my music to reach a lot of people and making songs in various genres makes it easy for me to attain this goal. I don't just make music for a certain group of people, I make music for everyone and my debut album will prove this,” said Vikta Juiceboy.

He revealed that the album has 18 songs with features from ML, Exit, Neslow, Princelou, King Elegant, K-Dio and Kay Rock. He also shared that he had recorded a lot of songs and the selection process of the songs that made it to the album was lengthy and stressful. “I had to ask my producer and friends to help me pick the songs. Fortunately for me they actually nominated the songs that I also wanted to be on the album.

“My favourite song on the album is Been There. In this song I am talking to God. I cannot wait for people to hear it,” he added. In essence, Vikta Juiceboy maintains that this album is a medium he is using to encourage young people to not fear failure but rather to fear not trying. “I just want my fellow youth to not be scared of pursuing their dreams. Keep growing, be humble and always be grateful for the gift of life.”

Outlining his roll-out plan for Bless Up, he said that he is going to have a media launch, album launch and a national tour. “My wish is to sell 2 000 copies in the first three weeks of release and I believe with these strategies coupled with the strong support from my fans this wish will come true. I want it to be commercially successful.”

“My team are busy finalising the tour dates and towns, but I can share that we are going to start with activations at high schools in Windhoek because university students and high school pupils make up the majority of my fan base,” said Vikta Juiceboy.

Ready to share his fully fledged body of work with the world, he said of his growth: “Being in this position where I am just counting down to the release of my first album is such a fulfilling feeling.

It took a lot for me to get to this point and I pray it only gets better from here on.”

As we conclude our conversation, his entourage congratulates him for having completed his album. You can sense the self-belief as Vikta Juiceboy embraces every word, complementing it with actions. He truly means what he says by the title of his album, he is indeed blessed up. He has just shot his album cover which has been shared by many of his fans on social media. With one of the biggest singles of the year in the form of These Beats featuring ML, he has the ability of dominating the music space, the backing of a strong team and the drive to become one of the biggest artists of his generation – and he will not 'half-step' as he puts it. “Work never stops. I will push this album for a few months then follow it up with a strictly rap EP. I have so much material and I do not like keeping music to myself.”

“Dad, I am sorry, the talent kept calling and I picked up. I have to be heard. This is my debut album from me to you all, please listen fully. I am telling a story,” he summed up.


Similar News


Good art takes time

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Now in 2019, he is his town's pride and glory, and he does not plan on giving that up anytime soon. With an album titled...

Fashion Council adds three new board members

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

The Fashion Council of Namibia (FCN) has announced the appointment of three new members to its Board, bringing the total to 10. The council looked...

Tailored for Namibian skin

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Catering for the Namibian market, makeup artist Hanna Nangula last weekend introduced her Namibian-made cosmetic range, 'Hanna Nangula'. The full coverage cream foundation is tailored...

NFC premieres three short films

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

This event celebrated and gave recognition to the immense contribution and role of women in the film industry, and the Namibian entertainment industry as a...

'The industry chose me'

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Music promoter, artist management and event organiser are terms you sort of know what they are concerned with, but at the same time, not really....

Donlu Africa reaches a milestone

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Donlu Africa is a digital platform where artists and creatives sell their music and merchandise. The site sells and allows for streaming of albums and...

Suzy Eises shares her London experience

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Award-winning saxophonist Suzy Eises recently returned from London where she represented Namibia in an orchestra. On how the opportunity came about, Suzy Eises told tjil...

Newbie Mulberry impresses

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

As you can imagine tjil's music submission inbox looks like what we imagine hot Instagram models' DMs to be; overcrowded with hopeful attempts from men....

Keeping the fire burning

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

In an interview with tjil, Fari Bantuson, the lead singer of Omidi D'Afrique, shared that the title of the album is Keep the Fire Burning:...

Up close

1 week ago - 10 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

When she is not on stage handling her own alongside the Song Night band, Treza doubles as a radio host on 99fm. In an industry...

Latest News

From teacher to humble CEO

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | People

Leandrea Louw Bisey Uirab, the former CEO of the Namibian Ports Authority (Namport), will be heading to the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) in the...

Moms up in arms

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | Justice

Throngs of desperate mothers claim they are being turned away daily from the Rehoboth Maintenance Court, despite the lofty service delivery goals set by the...

Tjivikua spills the beans

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | Education

Former Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) vice-chancellor, Professor Tjama Tjivikua, has accused higher education Itah Kandjii-Murangi of gross interference in the running of...

Hard work makes the dream...

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | People

Mariselle Stofberg Zenneth Oosthuizen is a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) who enjoys adventure and new opportunities. “I would describe myself as a quiet and...

Writing your own story

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | People

Mariselle StofbergOctavia Tsibes was born and raised in Otjiwarongo. Her family has always been interested in writing, and this passion is evident in this humble...

Tackle voter apathy first

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | Columns

The upcoming Ondangwa Urban by-election has been enjoying prominent coverage in the mainstream media, with Swapo loyalists and those supporting an independent candidate ruffling each...

Finding a niche in justice

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | People

Michelle MushongaShe completed her LLB honours degree at the University of Namibia (Unam) in 2017 and is currently enrolled at the Justice Training Centre for...

Meet the NeXtGen_Board members

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | Short News

Capricorn Group officially introduced its maiden NeXtGen_Board in March. Chaired by Bank Windhoek chief financial officer James Chapman, the NeXtGen_Board members comprise a group of...

Driven to do the best

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | People

Justicia Shipena Hailing from down south in Lüderitz, Ursula Mwatire ‘Mwati’ Uyumba is a human capital practitioner at Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR).She is touches...

Load More