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1 on 1 with Navio

My sister came home from her usual basketball games and all she could talk about was Navio’s outstanding performance. I almost wished she had recorded it from the tone of her voice, well she could not. Music Uganda brings you an insight on this young talented hip-hopper, who has become a centre of attraction in the musical, hip-hop scene. His luganda is not the best but when he does his thing…the rest is history.

Navio who came to be noticed under the umbrella of Klear Kut (still under that umbrella) is 6ft 3 weighs about 97kg, born Lubwama Daniel Kigozi, studied in Kenya St Andrew Turi (Better at Swahili than Luganda). Navio; the name he came up with before he even got to know the meaning. He came up with the name at DV8 with the original crew of Klear Kut that consisted of 11 guys. Mitch was the MC then asked for the name of the group name, he immediately decided that Navio would be his name and KK would be the group.

About Klear Kut

Klear Kut still exists and Navio is still a member of the group. He says its like a tree under an unmbrella. Like a tree there are several branches. The various members of Klear Kut are working on solo projects right now and will soon be getting back together for a reuniting project in 2010 after everyone is done with their solo projects. There is also a girls hip-hop group in the making called Echo (twins). Right now they are in studio and it will be releasing their songs soon.

The Projects

Tha Mith – The week of September
Papito – CV – Released in 2007 and launched in Rwanda
Navio – Half the Legend – To be launched on the 5th June 2009.
Langman – He is German, just got married and he is releasing music underground.
GB – Releasing mix tapes.
In addition to the projects, Klear Kut has another member, Unique. He joined in 2008. Navio describes him as a jack of all trends. He both sings and raps.

About Navio

In 2007, the whole of Klear Kut decided as a group that they should try and experiment with solo careers. They had released three successful albums together, right now individual interpretation of a song is what the fans want.  Navio has been working on his solo career since March last year.  Because of the busy school programme, he would only do music in the holidays. During the holidays he has done collabos like Burrrn with  Blu 3, Rakus with Peter Miles & Menshan, Tell Me with Michael Ross, Bad Man from Kamwokya with Bobi Wine and many more. We must accept the all collabos have turned into instant hits.

Future Plans

Navio is planning to launch his album on the 5th June 2009 at Kati Kati. The album includes collabos from artists like Juacali, Kid Fox, 2Face, Peter Miles & Menshan, Vamposs, Tha Mith, Maurice Kirya, GNL and Bobi Wine. It includes songs like; Salooni, Bugumu, Otyo, Bad man from Kamwokya and many more. After his launch Navio is yet to start his East African tour in cities like Nairobi, Dar-es-Salam, Rwanda, Burundi

The current hip-hop industry

For years the hip-hop sector of the music industry was not getting enough appreciation, thus there were not enough hip-hop artists to create enough competition. GNL for example who is one of the biggest artists around had no platform, now the artists have increased, hip hop is being appreciated thus creating healthy competition.

A lot of the rappers that are coming up try and elevate themselves with the past, the new school should stay  new school and respect the old school “Like a lot of people screaming PTECH and associate themselves to boaster themselves, that strongly annoys me” says Navio. Navio continues to say that people should stop thinking that the Luga-flow and the Englisg will end up butting heads. There is no beef between the two and if it does exist, its just two people who are creating it, other than that they are cool. “I love hip-hop to try and divide it right now.

It’s half the Legend for Navio By Isaac Ssejjombwe

“Welcome to the superstar’s world” were the words Bobi Wine told Navio at Kati Kati last Friday amidst a mammoth crowd that came to support the hip hop artist for his first ever album launch HALF THE LEGEND.

The show that was slated to begin at 7pm was delayed due to unavoidable circumstance and began at 11pm with Navio in black outfits performing Bugumu, when a girl steals your heart, Ngalo before calling on the Myth, Juliana and Papito who last made appearance on the Ugandan music scene two years ago to do their blockbuster All I wanna Know.

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Navio speaks out by Isaac Ssejjombwe

A lot has been going on concerning the hip hop fraternity in Uganda. Music Uganda was able to catch up with Navio one of East Africa’s finest in hip hop and had this to say.

Of recent, you have been on tour. Can you please talk about them? Well, I’ve been in Rwanda and Burundi for musical tours and they were successful as a lot of people turned up since it was my first time in the two countries and from there, I’ll be joined by Myth and Unique to Nairobi for the WAPI concert on the 22nd of this month and finally I’ll be in Tanzania on the 28th of this month with the rest of the Klear Kut members who include Papito, Lungman who is currently in German and JB who is in the U.S..

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Talent 256 signs Navio by Isaac Ssejjombwe

Hip Hop icon Navio real names Daniel Kigozi has joined Talent 256 to help him in the promotion and booking part of his musical career. We can exclusively reveal. Navio has becomes the seventh member to join the camp after Blu 3, Tonix, Micheal Ross, Richie, Atlas and HB Toxic.

The Bugumu songster who is also part of Klear Kut said that this is the opportune time to join Talent 256 because of its success. Adding that “Working with Aly is an opportunity in a life time because he’s the best at booking artists internationally and with his international contacts, I believe my music career is in the right hands.”

Through Aly, Blu 3 and Michael Ross were able to tour the US, Canada, Europe especially countries like England, Austria, Sweden among others. They were also able to visit countries like Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Kenya and Namibia on the African continent. Being the only artists from Uganda to be nominated in 2009 MAMA Awards held in Kenya approximately three months back, Blu 3’s Where you are and Fly enjoyed the number two spot for two weeks on channel O count down thus being the only Ugandan artists to achieve that. Aly’s Talent 256 is behind the transportation of international artists like Beenie Man, Montell Jordan, Collie Buddz, Elephant Man among others during their successful performances in East and Central Africa.

Meanwhile Navio on the other hand has enjoyed his own musical success as he was the first hip hop artists to hold a successful album launch at Kati Kati a few months back.
He is also the only hip hop who commands a huge fan base across the boarders with songs like Ngalo, Bugumu, Tell me among others.

Navio in a duet with Timberland! By Isaac Ssejjombwe.

With Navio as their latest recruit, Talent 256 has Yet again, proved its worth in the entertainment business.

Daniel Kigozi alias Navio is scheduled to release a collaboration with world acclaimed music producer cum singer Timberland.
“Material Gal” is the name of the track which also features Hawee from Kenya.

With Timberland as the main producer, “material Gal” will surely be rated among the top songs world wide just like his previous productions like Apologize, Anonymous, what goes around among others.
Timberland is also credited for nurturing Justine Timberlake, Omarion and Nelly Furtado who have gone ahead to top charts and win awards in various categories.

Speaking to Navio about this issue, he said that he’s still in contact with Timberland and will be able to confirm further details when the song finally comes out saying. “This could be possible because of Ali and I’m so grateful to be part of Talent 256 because opportunities have started arising. Working with Timberland is an honor and just can’t wait for the song to be released.”

This has been Navio’s first major deal under Talent 256 and by the look of things more great things are still to come for the Hip hop artist.

Navio Gets Raw

It's why I did raw... I'm competing with the big boys now... Goodbye! - By Peter Allen Kigonya

I remember the first time we interviewed Klear Kut here on UGPulse, one of the first Entertainment interviews on UGPulse - and definitely the most ambitious article for our young site at the time. I remember when Jane came to me to publish the interview. A lot of the musicians we were interviewing were unknown to us in the Diaspora but this one was an interesting challenge because it consisted of an exciting group of Ugandan college kids on different continents. Papito in Kampala, Langman (or the several names he called himself) in Malta, The Mith in India, JB in the United States and Navio in South Africa.

Tuesday, October 05th, 2010

Navio releases “Wind it up”

After a few weeks on tour in the US, Navio has released a brand new song, “Wind it Up”. The song features Blu 3’s Jackie and Fidempa. The song has a zouk touch to it and the combination of artists makes the product. This is the kind of song that will get you dancing without breaking a sweat.  The song is in the languages of English, Luganda and Swahili. The song was produced by Producer Allan at AO studios , mixed and mastered in the US. Navio is yet to launch is second album “African Hustler” on the 05th and 07th November, 2010.

The birth of a music revolution in africa – one8; 8 superstars from across Africa unite with one major global megastar to form one8 – the all star group to take the best in music from Africa onto the global stage, connecting millions of fans through the universal language of music

The wait is over and a music revolution has begun -after weeks of speculation one8 is here!

Through the power of the universal language of music and combining genres, sounds, voices and audiences - while breaking down stereotypes, geographical borders and divisions - ONE8 is the ultimate music force that is single-handedly changing the face of the African music industry.

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

ONE8 Reigns Across Africa

The Airtel One8 project, launched in October this year, continues to make waves across the African continent.

The video of the first single, “Hands Across The World”, has received more than 1,000,000 views online. The song is currently riding high on radio charts all over Africa, and remains one of the most requested songs on the airwaves. Featuring eight of Africa's most talented artists, combined with R&B superstar R. Kelly, the One8 supergroup brings the best of Africa and the world in an exclusive musical collaboration.

At the MTV African Music Awards (MAMAs), ONE8 artists Fally Ipupa and 2Face Idibia took home a combined 4 out of a total 12 awards. Fally was honoured with Best Video and Best Francophone Act, while 2 Face won trophies for Artist of the Year and Best Male.

The Airtel ONE8 supergroup has big plans for 2011. Look out for the One8 tour of Africa, as well as more songs and videos from the first global powerhouse from the continent. 

Find attached the latest solo release from Uganda’s ONE8 member Navio.  The song titled “Feel Free” is energetic club banger released under the Rockstar 4000/Sony Music Record Label.

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Wednesday, January 05th, 2011

Navio collaborates with Island Def Jam’s Superstar Fefe Dobson

Uganda’s Hip Hop sensation, Navio of Talent 256 International has teamed up with Island Def Jam’s Pop/Rock star, Fefe Dobson, on the remix to her hot new single Stuttering.

Stuttering was produced by heavy weight producer J.R. Rottem (Britney Spears, Sean Kingston, Jason Derulo, and Leona Lewis) and since its release the single has been climbing North American singles charts (US Top 40 and Canadian Top 10). It is the 2nd single from her highly anticipated album, Joy, released through 21 Music and Def Jam / Island Records on November 30, 2010 (North America of the world in 1st Quarter 2011).

Saturday, January 08th, 2011

Nick Nola and Navio listed among the   top artists in Africa by 1544c Ssejjombwe. (+256-782233273)

UGPulse’s R&B/ African Urban Fusion artist Nick Nola has received an acknowledgment for his music by appearing in the Ladybrille magazine, a leading African Entertainment site based in California, USA, as one of the 15 African breakthrough artists of the year 2010.

The list also includes the one8 Ugandan representative Daniel Kigozi alias Navio plus other artists from South Africa, Nigeria among others.

Navio comes 7th while Nick Nola comes 15th on a list that also features artists like Kan’aan of the “waving flag” fame, P-Square among others.

The list was selected according to votes by a large audience across Africa and Europe as well.

Nick Nola’s first appearance onto the music scene was in “mother Africa” then “Brand new day” after which he teamed up alongside Rabadaba, GNL and Mackenzie in “Sembera” before working with Bella on “I love the way” and then “Okulinda and aliwa” as his solo tunes.

Monday, January 31st, 2010

Navio takes hip hop concerts to a new level

On Saturday January 29th, 2011 Ugandan hip hop sensation Navio had a concert called the Nawuliranga (I Will Always Listen) Concert at the UMA Showgrounds in Kampala, Uganda.  Navio’s event set a new standard for hip hop shows in Africa.  The show featured amazing production that included a massive multi leveled stage, fascinating lights, lazers, back drop led screens with stunning visuals, pyrotechnics and special effects provided by Fenon Entertainment.  The well attended event was managed by Talent 256 International who also are the management company for Navio.  

Friday, February 11th 2011

“Nawuliranga concert” by 1544c Ssejjombwe. (+256-782233273)

With Fenon behind the stage, lighting and sound, Talent 256 running the concert, Airtel Uganda sponsoring the event, Zambia’s JK and Kenya’s Amani as curtain raisers and Navio behind the microphone, the “Nawulilanga” concert can best be described as a successful event.
With a considerable turn up at UMA Hall in lugogo, Navio’s concert kicked off at 9pm with Jackie and Lillian first on the performance list.
Kenya’s Amani and Zambia’s JK whom Navio features along with on the “Hands across the world” track followed suit, firing up the crowd by their energetic performances and exuberant dance strokes.

The main act clad in black jeans, superman red t-shirt and sneakers, performed “African Hustler, Bugumu, Raw and Burn” for his first session before returning in his trade-mark Kanzu to perform “Nawulilanga, Nze Akwagala alongside Uniq, Hello Girl with Maurice Kirya, Nekolera Gyange, Hustler’s night together with Don Mc, Keko and Enigma and finishing off with Boss Vawo”.

In a white suit and black shoes, the artist returned on stage with JB and Myth and performed their “All I wanna know track, Lighter along with TickTah and Number one” with Michael Ross who together with his dance crew pulled strokes that corresponded with the moves on the eight-by-three projector screens.

The African Hustler later on sampled Mr. Dj, Whistle song, Bad Man from Kamwokya, Murder of the crows, Otyo before Don Mc and Myth battled it out in free style.

“Tulimukintu, Ngalo and hands across the world” alongside JK and Amani were Navio’s last track of the night.

Thurday, March 10th 2011

Navio at number three on MTV Base by 1544c Ssejjombwe. (+256 782233273)

Daniel Kigozi alias Navio is perhaps the best Hip Hop artist in the region going by his hot collaborations in the industry if tracks like “Stuttering” and “hands across the world” are anything to go by.

Navio alongside 8 African countries teamed up with R.Kelly and produced “Hands across the world” track that has gone ahead to top charts on the continent.

Just after that, Fefe Dobson from the US approached Navio to remix “Stuttering” which has branded Navio as one of Africa’s best artists. Straight from all that, Navio flew down to South Africa to shoot the video of his “Move forward” track but little did he know it would climb African charts at such short notice.

The track as we speak, climbed five places from number ten to number five in three days and just last Saturday, the ratings had placed the track to number three with Cabo Snoop’s “Prakatatumba” and “what’s my name” by Rihana and Drake taking peak positions .

If by any chance, Navio’s track climbs to number one, he will become the first Ugandan ever to top the play list on Africa’s most watched channel. Great things surely come to those who have worked for them and certainly Navio is one of them. Way to go “hustler”.

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Scuffle as Navio unveils “Keep Moving” by 1544c ssejjombwe. (+256 782233273).

Time check was 3.00am when Klear Kut’s JB knocked out Atlas during Navio's   " Keep moving" video unveiling at club Rouge last Friday.

It all started in a verbal disagreement which later escalated to a fist fight but info has it that JB who was a bit under the influence of alcohol was warning Atlas to rest his case against Navio.

Chaos ensued after JB's punch and it took the bouncers and other revelers several minutes to separate Jah, Atlas, Navio and Jb who were at each others throats.

It should be known that Navio and Atlas are not the best of friends since they are both doing the same genre of music and belonging to the same record label: Talent Africa.

Besides that, it was a great unveiling which saw patrons fill the club as early as 9pm even though the show started no later than midnight with Klear Kut members including Navio, JB, Myth, Unique perform for an energetic crowd before Platinum’s Don Mc and Swangz Avenue’s Benon.

Bobi Wine, Vampos, Michael Ross, Swangz Ave team, Atlas, Sheeba, Talent Africa and many more were also among the spectators at the event that ended in the wee hours of the morning.

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Navio’s "Keep Moving" release party

Last Friday Navio hosted a party at rouge called the keep moving party. Rouge was packed to capacity by 10pm as Navio officially released his latest single called keep moving.  Keep moving was recorded at Swangz Avenue and also features Swangz avenue executive producer/CEO Benon on the track. The video was shot in South Africa by tough Sunday productions.  The video production is of international standards and cost over 25 million Uganda shillings to shoot.  Keep moving is a great follow up to raw which got massive international airplay in 2010.  Keep moving has been playing exclusively on MTV base for the last month and has moved up the MTV charts and is currently at number 2.  It has now been released to local TV stations. The keep moving party also featured performances by the Klear Kut, Mith, JB, Don Mc, Benon and Navio.  Look out for the keep moving song and video which is now officially released.

Wednesday, April 06th, 2011

The escalating beef between Navio and Atlas by 1544c Ssejjombwe. (+256 782233273).

Navio is perhaps the best Hip Hop artist in the country apparently while Atlas is one Hip Hop artist to give the rest a run for their money with his talent but the two artists are totally on different pages despite being managed by the same record label.
A few weeks back, one of the Klear Kut founder members attacked Atlas during Navio’s ‘Keep moving’ video unveiling at Club Rouge and since then, the two camps no longer pass as friends.
The beef, we are told started when Atlas and Navio attacked each other in their respective verses on the ‘UG Swag’ track produced by Just Jose.
 Atlas then went to his producer Nick Punk and recorded ‘Nothing on me’ with most of the lines directly going to Navio.

In response, Navio also decided to answer back with ‘Ddayo Ku kyeyo’, which he recorded from Swangz Avenue with Just Jose behind the beats.‘Talent Africa’ manages both artists and its through the same record label that Navio was chosen to represent the country in the ONE8 project that saw him alongside 7 other African artists teaming up with R.Kelly on the ‘Hands Across the world’ track.

Friday, May 06th, 2010

Navio scoops three accolades at the BTA by 1544c Ssejjombwe. (+256 782233273).

This year’s BTA (Buzz Teeniez Awards) were characterized by Showbiz, awesome performances, lots of fun and plenty of Swag. Despite the chaos that happened last Friday, Kids from different schools, backgrounds and races couldn’t miss out on witnessing the prestigious gala  after three months of voting and anticipating who would walk away victorious on the 30th of April at Lugogo Hockey Grounds.

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Hot new releases from Talent Africa

Find below three hot new releases from Talent Africa Group (formerly Talent 256).  Talent Africa Group is an entertainment company that operates in multiple areas of the entertainment industry including; talent management, booking agency, events management, promotion, audio/video production, record label, PR and graphic design. Talent Africa operates all over East Africa but headquarters are located in Kampala, Uganda.  We represent most of the top names in the music industry from all over Africa and beyond...  

Thursday, December 08th, 2011

Navio releases new song

Another fresh tune from Navio to take you through the holiday season! Skamaress 256 remix featuring Madtrax. Beat and original production by Madtraxx @ Red Republic Kenya. Remix recorded and mixed by Samurae @ Talent Africa Music Studios

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Navio wins best East African artist at the African entertainment awards 

Navio has just returned from a trip to Malaysia where he attended the African Entertainment Awards Asia which took place at the Eastin Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on April 14th, 2012.  The Ugandan Hip Hop sensation won the award for Best East African Artist.  Navio also performed along with Awilo Longomba (DRC) and Nkulee Dube (South Africa, daughter of Lucky Dube) and numerous other guest artists.  

African Entertainment Awards
 (AEA) is a prestigious night of recognition and celebration of goals achieved by Africans in the Entertainment Industry.  Once a year, Africans from around the world come together in a grand style to recognize and award deserving individuals that have contributed immensely to the development of African Entertainment in various categories such as Music, Art, Sports, Film, Media, Events and other various Social Recognitions.  African Entertainment Awards was conceptualized in 2010 and have quickly gained momentum as the first and only African heritage award in Asia. AEA Malaysia is recognized by the viewing public and the media as the biggest event in Asia that acknowledges and celebrates the diverse talent that is truly African.

This was Navio’s second trip to Asia where he has quickly developed a large fan base; last year he had sold out performances in Malaysia and Thailand.  Navio continues to expand his international brand and continues to collect high profile nominations and accolades along the way. Last November he won the Pearl of Africa Music award for Best Hip Hop Artist and he was the most nominated artist at the Channel O Awards that took place in South Africa. 

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Navio - “One & Only” 

On June 13th Navcorp and Talent Africa will release the video for Navio's latest single called "One & Only"; the flagship single of his upcoming album which will be released in October 2012. The song "One & Only" was produced by Aethan Music and Samurae at Talent Africa Music Studios. Navio flew all the way to Durban, South Africa to shoot this adventurous and thrilling video in which scenes consist of him performing numerous extreme activities such as Quad Biking, Shark Diving and Bungee Jumping off a cliff.  This is the highest budget video ever shot by an East African Artist and is sure to raise the bar across the region.

The last two years have seen Navio rise to be one of Africa’s most prolific hip hop icons. He was selected to be a part of the ONE 8 project, he has toured across the world and has had numerous awards and accolades to his name. According to Navio “In order for East Africans to be recognized on a Pan African and Global platform we have to take things to a new level especially when it come to videos.  The One & Only video is very unique and I held nothing back physically or financially to make this project a success. I put my body and mind to the test which you will see in the different scenes.  I did this video for the fans that have been with me along the way”.

This video will be launched at the special red carpet event taking place at Cineplex Oasis Mall on June 13th.  The event will feature the screening of the One & Only video, One & Only behind the scenes and the Navio Live in Concert DVD.  

View the trailer for One & Only by clicking the link below:

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Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Navio lauches “One & Only” Video.

Have you heard  the terms “I came, I saw and I conquered” and “I lead and Others follow” Not to be biased but this is just one of those times when these phrases actually come to light and make sense.  Navio launches his latest video “One & Only” in an VIP exclusive event at The Hub Nakumatt.  "One and Only". Officially one of the most revolutionary videos of its time! Sharks, Bikes and Cliff Jumping! And that is just the beginning.

“We needed the audio and he gave it to us. We wanted a video for it and he shot it for us. Now for the fans I present the video to you officially!

Lets take Africa to new heights!!

A must watch!

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Navio releases dream rmx

Enygma; Ugandans are not idle to watch American Idol.
Navio is one of the artists who is known for the collabos that he does. He strategically picks the artistes he features on his songs. His latest remix is for a collaboration called Dream which he features Dr Jose Chameleone, he features artists like Young Nick, Patrobas, a Ugandan rapper based in the UK, Don MC, Enygma, and Nonini from Kenya. This song was produced by  Aethan, engineered by Hannz from Hannz studios and Samurae from Talent Africa.

Click here to listen to Dream rmx ft Jose Chameleone, Young Nick, Patrobas, Don MC and Nonini

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Navio's tour to South Africa for the BBA Stargame finale 

“One & Only” star Navio was in Johannesburg, South Africa to deliver an awesome performance at the Big Brother Stargame 2012 finale show last Sunday 5th August, 2012. This makes Navio the first East African artist to ever perform at the grand finale of Africa’s biggest reality show. Uganda found itself well represented with both Navio and housemate Kyle featuring in a show that was watched by millions of people in with over 40 countries across Africa. Navio shared his excitement with his fans on Facebook: “I’m officially performing at the Big Brother finale. East Africa Oye! Another  one for the history books. East Africa, I think its about time we had an East African performing at the grand finale and a rapper at that”.

After 91 days, 35 housemates, 14 partners and seven celebrities, the Big Brother StarGame 2012 came to an end with South African Keagan, 22, emerging the winner of the $300,000 star prize money following the eviction of his five fellow housemates.
There were exclusive performances from Superstar Nigerian performer D’ Banj, fresh from the success of his sensational global hit, “Oliver Twist”, East African hip hop powerhouse Navio, sizzling South African MC Khuli Chana and award-winning Ghanaian hip-life king Sarkodie while Nigeria’s phenomenal Afro-pop star Naeto C gave the audience more to cheer about in the most watched Big Brother Africa show in history.

Navio also performed two more times in South Africa.  He electrified the star studded audience at the Big Brother after party at Hush Club.  And to top it all of he also headlined his own show at Club Aloko in Sandton on August 8th.  The club was packed to capacity by 11pm.  An energetic crowd of hip hop fans cheered Navio on throughout the night as he performed his smash hits Nawuliuranga, Ngalo, Dream, Keep Moving and One and Only. 

Navio commented on his recent tour “I really enjoyed the love and support shown to me and my music here in SA. My Africa-wide fan base is definitely growing and I look forward to more shows in SA and Africa.  The tour was organized by Navio's management company Talent Africa Group. A full behind the scenes video of the tour will be released soon.

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Monday, December 07th, 2012

Navio releases Kata

This is truly the most complete video of 2012-2013! Navio represents his Ugandan culture, fusing Hip-Hop with traditional African rhythms, whilst still staying true to his lyrical battle upbringing. What started as a Ugandan street dance, has now been given voice in this latest video "Kata". This video goes leaps and bounds past anything ever done by a Ugandan artist in terms of concept and execution, showing that it isn't the camera you use, but rather the concept and star quality that make your video worthwhile! Welcome to the "Kata" Universe!

The Lyrics were written by Navio, including all the back up vocals. Production was by Aethan. With Samurae recording the song at Talent Africa studios. The word Kata is old school swahili for letting loose and dancing. The track is about not trying to hard, not trying to be hardcore, super lyrical or pretend. Just about having a blast and enjoying the good times. 

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Monday, April 08th, 2013

Navio releases "Leka Kwenyumiriza".

This is the latest release from the good people at Navcorp. "Leka Kwenyumiriza". It features Navio getting back to the street element that made him a famous, as well as Unique's silky vocals and a 1960's sample carefully crafted by Aethan on an African Hip Hop beat. Let’s not neglect to mention the studio engineering from Just Jose, who recorded, mixed and mastered the track to perfection. "Leka Kwenyumiriza" is definitely one of 2013's African Hip Hop triumphs, promoting UG culture and Hip Hop culture to the max. The Video is coming out on youtube in 8 days and the bigger African and European TV networks at about the same. So get ready for Navio in some street action and classic 1960's formal attire!

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Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Navio releases new single; “Trouble”

What do you get when you add the most award winning Urban act in Uganda's History, with an amazing beat and a 'Miss Uganda' in a steamy video? You get 'Trouble'.'Trouble' is the latest single from Navio and the good people at Navcorp. After the success of 'Leka Kwenyumiriza' and its heavy rotation on all the major networks, the corp decided to release something for the ladies, and the men to dedicate to their ladies.The song is both radio and dancefloor appropriate with Navio once again taking videos to a new level in the region!

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This is this is the dopest EA video thus far! Please watch it past the army intro tho! Click here to watch video

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Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Navio’s Latest: “On and On”-Navio Featuring Keith Sweat

Keith Sweat has won numerous awards, sky rocketing to the top of the world charts with a series hits over the years. Over in Africa Navio has built up a Hip Hop Industry where none existed  becoming the most Award winning urban artist of all time in his country.  A collaboration with two legends of this magnitude is bound to take so many charts, on so many continents by storm. Bringing together the Godfather of R&B with the Godfather of Ugaflow on one legendary track to usher in a new wave of inter-continental collaboration. Navio has done several collaborations with big names from the likes of R-Kelly, to West African Acts like 2Face and Sarkodie. However, this collaboration carries special weight, as Keith Sweat will be in Uganda in a month’s time to put on one of the biggest shows Kampala has ever seen. Living up to his name as the ‘African Hustler’, Navio will be flying back to Atlanta for two days to wrap up scenes from their video, which should be done within the next two weeks. The song is called “On and On” produced by Major 7, a fresh new talent on the American scene. The song will be engineered by one of America’s top engineering teams. They recorded the song at Keith’s personal studio on one of his Atlanta properties. Navio steps away from his battle roots once again, in association with Navcorp and Encore Music Group, to bring you the classiest, sexiest collaboration of the year- alongside the Legend that is Keith Sweat: “On and On”.

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Navio features on Kat Dahlia remix “Clock strikes 12”

 "Clock Strikes 12" is off  her forthcoming album "My Garden", produced by Salaam Remi. This remix features Ugandan superstar rapper Navio. Was  recorded and mixed by Samurae at Talent Africa Music Studio. Dahlia was raised by Cuban-born parents in Miami Beach, Florida, and began rapping at the age of eight and writing songs at fifteen, ripping instrumentals from YouTube in lieu of a band.  At eighteen, after saving money from waitressing jobs, Dahlia decided to leave Miami, and moved to New York City a month later "on a whim." Shortly thereafter, Dahlia became involved in what she describes as a "toxic relationship," which she would later come to regard as a source of inspiration and "writer's gold."

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Monday, December 09th, 2013

Navio featuring Joanita Kawalya

Komawo Press Release

Afrigo Band has been at the pinnacle of the Ugandan music industry. Klear Kut were amongst the founders of Ugandan Hip Hop (UGAFLOW) and the move to take it continental.
Joanita Kawalya's voice helped to shape all of Uganda's popular music whilst Navio has set unprecedented continental head-way in a genre that was seen as strictly underground.
These two forces coming together could not become another club song. It had to mean more. On the song Navio's lyrics trace his story thus far, whilst touching on several Ugandan issues at large. Joanita lends a re-assuring hand to Navio on the song. Assuring him where his true home is and not to be misled too far from outside influences. This is a song that is needed in Uganda socially, as many people in this generation have been displaced. Their roots are Ugandan but God's plan and fate have put them in spheres that make it hard to identify. "Komawo" encapsulates that attempt to connect and show respect for ones own culture. Whilst Joanita takes an open and realistic stance not often seen by others in her generation. That of complete acceptance for those that would take the time to re-connect. This is by and large one of the best Ugandan Songs of all time.


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Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

No Holding Back - Navio ft Stephanie Ming  

Navio for this next single had to take it one step beyond. His last collaboration was produced by Major 7 (who recently produced Rick Ross and Jay-Z’s latest single “Devil is a Lie”) and featured the legendary crooner Keith Sweat.So the producer TM88 from the 808 Mafia (which is a group of producers including Lex Luger) was the next logical choice. TM88 has produced for Nicki Minaj, Ace Hood and Gucci Mane but to name a few. So Navio got him on-board to knock out a world class beat for Navio fans.The track was Recorded and Engineered in Atlanta by Kid Class who has worked with everyone from Ashanti to Mase, putting the track miles ahead of a lot of product coming out in Africa right now. It is truly what fans of Navio’s International music have been waiting for. The sultry vocals of Stephanie Ming are the cherry on top of what is to be one of the biggest Hip Hop songs of the Year. She features in the video alongside cameos from Akon’s DJ Benny D and Ken from Swahili Nation, which is set to come out on the 21st of March.It is a raw Hip Hop love song with a street edge that is synonymous with all of Navio’s International singles. 

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