#TheTribeExclusive featuring Kalux
This throwback edition of #TheTribeExclusive features award-winning hitmaker Kalux who has made his hometown Otjiwarongo proud by becoming one of the fewest musicians from the town to make it big on a national scale.
His musical success and philanthropic status has even earned the singer a street named after him in the town where he was raised – becoming one of only a handful of Namibian musicians to earn such an honour.
Kalux, who was born in Outjo, said that having a street named after him was one of the best feelings he has ever experienced. “It was really a good feeling, it still is. I can go back whenever I’m stressed, go to my street, sit down and thank God for giving me the talent to do good work that people appreciate enough to give me a street in my name.”
While he has always remained true to his signature sound that’s a mash up of various Namibian genres, Kalux is not afraid to experiment and his international collaborations are proof of this. He has in the past worked with African musicians like Zambian ‘Amarula’ hitmaker Roberto and Cameroonian rap sensation Stanley Enow.
On being a recipient of an Artist of the Year Award winner based in a small town, Kalux shared that being an artist from outside Windhoek comes with people underestimating you.
“People believe that only if you based in Windhoek will you make it, but I’m based outside Windhoek,” he said.
Despite that however, he remains committed to motivating people from his hometown to think big and to believe that they too can make it despite where they come from.
On what has helped him get this far, he said; “I think I’m somebody that believes in myself more than you know. I’m also lucky that other people believe in me and I pray a lot.”
Kalux clearly values his community and because of his philanthropic efforts in Otjiwarongo, he has also been honored to be an Ambassador for Education in the region. He is very passionate about entertaining young people in his region and using his music to inspire them to work hard and make something of themselves.
He continues to make music that young and old people can relate to and hopes to make a bigger impact with his work.
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