TNA’s breed of stars going places

…as Yessonia, Kboz and Amzo Nawe scoop awards in South Africa


• By Martha Nangombe

RECORD label TNA Music and Entertainment’s in-house stars, Disk Jokers Yessonia and Kboz together with Azmo Nawe recently scooped 4 awards at the Eminent Music Video Awards held in South Africa.

DJ Yessonia is now a multi-award winner despite her music career being in its infancy. DJ Yessonia took home two awards for the Best African International Video and Best Female Video for her Song Happy, while Azmo Nawe and DJ Kboz took home Best Male Video and Best Amapiano Video, for their song Fresha.

Yessonia’s rise on the entertainment scene can be compared to none as she has won as number of awards including Best Female DJ of the Year, at the Zikomo Awards.

Born Sonia Shalukeni, DJ Yessonia continues to raise the Namibian flag high and her immediate stardom was confirmed at the Eminent Music Video Awards, where she pronounced her celebrity status.

Speaking to Confidente, DJ Yessonia said the Awards were an inspiration for her to aim even higher.

“In a short period of time, I have announced myself on the international stage. These awards are an inspiration for me to keep growing, learning and to aim even higher. I have learnt to enjoy the process that it takes to make music and in less than a year, my hard work has paid off. It is motivating to see that my efforts are being rewarded. I have had such a short career but already have done major gigs with well-known artists and I have won a number of awards, something I did not expect to see happening in such a short period. I am humbled and I have a lot more to do,” she said.

The Swakopmund born DJ said fans should look forward to new hit-songs as the festive season draws close. She is dropping her December Single, Not Tobetsa, on Friday the 18th. It Features, Sir Trill, Emjaykeyz, Bailey, Babygirlmint and Robot Boii.

“My music has broken new grounds for me. We are in discussion with a number of international artists for a number of collaborations. Most of these discussions have been successful and you can expect fresh new releases soon. I have a new offering ready to hit the market. My album is being mastered, by DJ Kboz and it will be released early next year. I am doing my best to be a Namibian Ambassador, through music. I have singles that I will drop in November and a few in December. My fans can also expect podcasts, radio and school tours and a lot of innovative entertainment shows in 2023,” she said

DJ Yessonia’s music is been played on digital streaming platforms and is trending on South African airwaves.