Navio’s Njogereza video was nominated for video of the year at the Uganda Entertainment awards and it’s no doubt that he deserved it after delivering such jaw-dropping performance.
“Njogereza” is full of traditional chanting and traditional instrumentation, musically directed by Paddy Man.
“You would expect the fans to have been unhappy with this departure from the norm but the audio has received nothing but love thus far. The fact is, it gets no “realer” than traditional music. If Hip Hop is seeded in anti-establishment and anti-colonial notions… then this would be one of his “realest” songs to date. Like the unexpected work on Kanye’s “Twisted, Dark fantasy” or Drake’s “Hotline Bling” it comes in at the perfect moment. A bonus on the most critically acclaimed UG Hip Hop album “The Chosen”,” Navio said.
The Klear Kut artiste has remained at the summit of the hip hop industry since time memorial. His tenacity and versatility have seen him put Ugandan hip hop on the map following massive collaborations with international artistes like R Kelly, Keith Sweat and Burna Boy among others. Navio’s video which is currently in the lead on the Uganda Entertainment Awards online platform is tussling it out with Bebe Cool’s African Girl, Eddy Kenzo’s soraye, Iryn Namubiru’s Kyadaaki and Sheebah’s Ntwatako.
The Uganda Entertainment awards will take place on 19th August at the Kampala Serena Hotel.