While her debut album ‘The Diplomat’ was only released in 2018, ML has been a big
part of the Namibian music industry for over a decade. She served not only as a
manager to some of the biggest musicians in the country but also played a crucial
role behind a number of big musical releases over the years.
Her feature on one of Exit’s earlier hit songs, ‘Go To Malawi’ no doubt contributed to
the song’s popularity.
With her debut, ML gracefully stepped from behind the scenes to claim her rightful
place amongst Namibia’s music greats – putting together a compilation that was
widely recieved with positive critique from all sectors of the Industry. On ‘The
Diplomat’ as well as all the subsequent singles she’s released or featured on as a
newly rebranded vocalist, ML shows off her unique vocal skills and lyrical prowess
but most importantly, her ability to easily go from feel good tracks to songs that are
rich in messages addressing socio-economic issues affecting Namibians and
Africans at large.
ML describes her music as inspiring and national building because it “has that tiny bit
of patriotism and identity”.
“My music communicates messages which could be that small kick or push you need
to spark the energy to do better and feel better. Living in a world full of bad things
happening daily, my music carries a positive message because music is one of the
most powerful instruments people use to draw inspiration and courage from,” says
The fact that she sings about real life experiences is the reason that so many can
relate to her music.
“I consider my music to be rich, pure, and raw because I sing about things not
generally sung about, like culture, politics, the economy and things my grandma
taught me. My music is my advocacy and I am an activist through my music,” she
ML is also an accomplished academic and a passionate entrepreneur who has
vested interest in diversified sectors. She holds a a degree in Agricultural Economics
and a Masters in International Trade Law & Policy.
Video: ML – Cassinga was last modified: February 13th, 2019 by Richard Iroko