Monday, 11 January 2010
STRAIGHT SHOOTING NAVIO SIGNED TO MUSIC LABEL
Ugandan rapper Navio has been signed to music label that has an A-list clientele. Talent 256 headed by Aly Alibhai signed the seventh act to their fold. The controversial rapper who called Kenyan celebrities ‘pretentious’ said that the move was a step towards achieving his goals in his music career.
The Rukus rapper who was in the country last years during the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) Nominees party did not shy away from calling Kenyan celebrities on their game.
“From the way I see it, they are quite pretentious (especially) in front of the camera, (they) smile with each other but behind the scenes they are enemies. Like at the MTV nominee party some random artiste just walked up to me (and started) to talk about his Lamborghini for about ten minutes. That is when it hit me; they would go to extreme measures to get noticed. They are mostly in this music industry for the fame not for the love of music. Which is very sad and shouldn't be the case.”
He also stayed a week to promote his latest album Half The Legend during his stay in Kenya.
Other acts signed by the label include Blu3 and Michael Ross. The talent company is also famed for hosting big and successful gig by international acts like Jamaican ragga star Beenie Man and American heartthrob Joe.