Ras Sheehama the pioneer of Namibia’s Music industry is scheduled to release a new album as part of celebrating his 55th birthday in June.
In an interview with a local Namibian weekly, Ras Sheehama mentioned that he will be releasing a six-track album.
” I have four songs already, I just need to record two more and then we are done. This is the only big thing I am working on this year,” he said.
Asked on who to expect being featured on his next ‘big thing’ Sheehama said he loved going solo on most of the album.
“I give one hour and 40 minutes of my time on stage and when I am there, I don’t like to be distracted. If I do a song with a big guy like Gazza, Tate Buti, The Dogg or Exit and the song blows up, people end up demanding for that song and I need now to go look for the person I featured again.”
“I’m an entertainer and I will be using a full band to make the audience feel like they’re there with me,” Sheehama says.
Nowadays in Namibia Ras Sheehama is the most important and most popular musician of the country. Since 1990 he released several vinyls and cassettes that are only available in Namibia and South Africa.
From these tapes several hits were successful continously in Namibia. Sheehama was able to win several national prices, among others one for the title “Traveling on the wildly side”, which is now titeltrack on his first CD “Travelling””.
Ras Sheehama was born in 1966 in Namibia and in 1979 he was forced to go in exile in Angola and Zambia following his father’s pro-SWAPO stance. While in exile, the artist began to develop a passion for reggae music, which prompted him to play the guitar.