|I don’t care what they say: Chi-Chi|
|Written by Rinelda Mouton|
|Wednesday, 08 August 2012 19:55|
POPULAR radio and television personality and newcomer to the local music industry, Chi-Chi (Nancy Muinjo) has received a lot of criticism after she released her first two singles last year, but she is not going to be stifled by negative criticism.A number of scathing comments on YouTube would have put off less determined performers. “Did you use your mobile to record the music video?” one asked. “Poor music video quality” another opined, and “There is no energy in the music video,” wrote yet another armchair critic. One caller to a local radio station suggested that her voice is not up to standard.
“I am not bothered by what people say about me. However, I find the comments interesting. Those who are talking bad about me should brace themselves, because I am not going to stop making music any time soon,” she says.
Chi-Chi has just released her third single, entitled ‘Mushe’, featuring the Namibia Annual Music Awards Artist of the Year, Mushe (Albert Uulenga).
According to the singer’s manager, Thomas Iitula, ‘Mushe’ is the best song that Chi-Chi has released to date. The sub-text of the song is that Chi-Chi is here to stay. It is a love song that anyone can sing to, she says. The song narrates the story of a woman in love with a man and she doesn’t want to share him with any another girl, because he is hers only.
Though the title of the song is Mushe, Chi-Chi says that the song can refer to any other man. “The listener can replace the name with another person’s name and dedicate the song to them,” she suggested. Chi-Chi adds that she has always wanted to work with Mushe. “He is a good artist and I felt that I would learn a lot from him.”
“I left radio earlier this year. I am back now, but not on a permanent basis. The reason for this is because I want to have more time for my studies. That it is my priority,” she explained.
Last year in August she released her first single, entitled ‘Put ‘em up’. Her second single entitled ‘If Not Y Not’, featuring Kanibal and MC Ray, was released towards the end of 2011.
Besides her love of music, Chi- Chi also works as a radio presenter on NBC television programme, ‘Off the Hook’, and is studying for a Master’s degree in the Arts at the University of Namibia.