UG-flow: Known as one of the most consistent East African rappers, Daniel Kigozi, alias Navio has seen it all with the industry. As he gears up for his 20th anniversary, he relives the times with Isaac Ssejjombwe.
Daniel Lubwama Kigozi alias Navio is one of the founding members of celebrated hip hop group Klear Kut. 20 years since Navio went solo, he will be celebrating the fete with a concert at Sheraton Hotel, Kampala. Much as the artist has had concerts before, the one this year coincides with the Hip Hop at 50 festivities around the world.
“It beats my understanding how everything could have lined up the way it has. 50 years of hip hop coming in where I also get invited as one of the few African artistes to represent for the Hennessey event at the Hall Des Lumieres in New York,” he says.
American rapper Nas, has collaborated with the cognac brand various number of times, this year, it was in the celebration of the 50 years of the hip hop culture. The concert that took place in New York had Navio in the tick of it, alongside five other African invitees.
“I got invited to the BET, I got to celebrate 20 years in the music business, all happening this year alone and this for me is a blessing. All those late nights, missing time with my family wasn’t for nothing. Some people have taken notice. I am humbled,” he says.
First concert in eight years
The last time Navio held a concert, was at the Garden City Rooftop for Njogereza in 2016. He says this was mainly because he wanted to give his family time he felt he had denied them through the years.
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