Ehlers and Gazza join forces on ‘Happy’

By Rosalia David

THE 2019 Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) artist of the Year Lize Ehlers will on Friday release a single titled ‘Happy’ featuring artist of the decade Gazza.

In an interview with Confidente, Ehlers explained the inspiration behind the song stating that ‘Happy’ was born because of Morenga – a rapper, producer and DJ also formerly known as Loft – who teamed up with another producer Jack Sway and created the sound/beat for her.

“When Gazza and I teamed up in the studio, we could feel the universe turning all the sadness and challenges of 2020 into a warm embrace and smile through this track,” she said.

Ehlers further said that she has teamed up with the best and believes that the song can be a potential summer banger.

“These two huge Namibian music legends finally combined forces and created a product that many have said (since seeing the preview) will be the keDecember hit for Namibia!”

The song will be released with a music video shot by Reggie Films.

“It was a massive honour to create such an inclusive product with Gazza. It just shows how open minded this influential man is. We filmed the ‘Happy’ video with The TRIAD; three stunning Namibian drag queens Miss Mavis, Gigi Has Arrived and Monique Critique. These three entertainers have an incredible repertoire of talents from script production, dance, choreography, comedy, radio work, hair and fashion! It was explosive for Gazza and myself to have them in the video.”

She further added that the video also features Adriano Visagie, who is an actor, MC and a lifestyle celebrity.

“He has been a phenomenal part of this vivid journey that includes talking about mental health, gender expression and creating happiness through our art in Namibia.”

Ehlers added that styling for the video was done by Martina, while hair was attended to by Roberto Meneguzzo and the creative director was Morenga.

“Photography was done by Pope from Avid Marketing. The video also features two young Namibian creatives namely Lua Ehlers and Abigail Da Cunha. Wardrobe was done by designers such as Renaissance Thrift as well as Nikola Conradie, Ingo Shanyenge and House of Poulton.”