Celebrated rapper Daniel Kigozi alias Navio has said that the return of GNL Zamba in Uganda, has positive impacts for the music industry attached to it.
Navio who was sharing history of his early life with popular Luga-Flow storyteller GNL Zamba revealed that his return only makes the hip-hop industry stronger and one to look out for.
The ‘Njogereza’ singer opened up about his past life and journey in the music industry with GNL Zamba as he was responding to a question of whether there’s any bad blood between them.
“On my side, I have never had a real problem with GNL Zamba. It’s always been a friendly competition in my view. Even in the earlier days, I never mentioned him on TV. He was the first one who mentioned me,” he said.
Navio added that he never knew there was any problem but he thinks living in someone’s shadow frustration mounted upon him.
“I never had any problem with him. I paid for ‘Soda Jinjale’ and his other personal stuff plus his studio time. So you know, I am one of his sponsors and I have no problem with him and his crew. His return only makes HipHop stronger, we welcome him back home.”
Navio further intimated that their competition with GNL Zamba has always been a friendly Hip-Hop battle.
GNL returned to Uganda a month ago from the United States where he has been for quite some time. While there, he married his white lover and singing partner.
His recent project is the ‘Spear’ album he released upon his return to Uganda.
The new album weaves together different styles of music, with its roots in HipHop, including a body of Ugandan traditional music samples, and wings of rock music and punk.
The 11-track album features drums by Tony Austin, who has performed with Kamasi Washington and Lauryn Hill among others, and bass guitar by Dante Pascuzzo from the Grammy winning band Quetzal.
The Spear is a battle between dualities – chaos and peace, love and activism, past and present wrestling to strike a balance so the listener may find personal serenity and social actualization.