‘Maria Nepembe’ hitmaker back with Mombashu

By Rosalia David

AFTER making headlines last year with the hit song Ondjodhi YaMaria Nepembe from his ‘Friends are Family’ album, Afro Pop musician Fillemon Angombe (also known as Filly-zo Namwater) is back with a new sizzling 17-track album.

The album is titled Mombashu, which he describes as an offering consisting of good songs that are easy to listen to. “The title of the song Mombashu means inside the shack, but the meaning is not really as it sounds as this is not just an ordinary shack, but on a musical level,” said Filly-zo.

The album is produced by various producers such as Andrew on the Beat, King Mex of YKMP Studios, Flame, Glo Solani and a touch of D-Square. Genres on the album vary from Kwaito, Afro House to Afro Pop with the aim of catering to all music lovers.

Album features hit songs like Mobashu, Otendela, Suama, Taapula and Omukriste. Apart from that, the album also features various industry heavyweights, such as D Kandjafa, Longizo, Bantu, Makilla, Dama Monique, King Mex, Mamaliwa and Sharpshooter.

The album was released at the end of last month, and according to Filly-zo the reaction from the public so far has been positive. “I have sold out my first stock of CDs in the first week of the album release, and the response is overwhelming,” he said.

The singer already shot a video of the song Otendela, track two on the album, which is currently on YouTube attracting more viewers every day. “I’m still planning on shooting more videos, especially for the songs Mombashu and Ostory Yandje, featuring Makilla next month,” he said.

Currently signed under Young Kasi Music, Filly-zo said he has a hardworking team and is working on a movie titled Oshipwata Pwata set for release in December. Apart from that, he is also working on a collaboration album with K Dio and Makilla, which he said will be one of the best collaboration albums amongst Namibian artists.

Talking about the label Young Kasi Music, he said at first it was a group of five artists, but all the members eventually went solo, and decided to make Young Kasi Music a label.

Pressed on what fans can expect from him after releasing the album, he said his fans should look out for more and more music and steamy videos, as well as collaborations from the entire team.

He added that he also has plans to participate in the Namibia Annual Music Awards with the album Mombashu. “I have applied for the past two years and I was not lucky to be nominated, but this time around I’m positive with this album.”