He’s got one of the biggest songs in the country, Nalingi, and now Manu Worldstar is slated to be 2018’s break out star. We recently attended a showcase of his music hosted by Trace where they dubbed him one artist who is about to blow.
He sampled about 5 songs for us which have a similar vibe to the well loved, Nalingi. The reception was great and judging from just the sound, Manu is off to a winner.
“I gave the crowd a taste of my current sound that I’m pushing and it’s been received well so I’m happy. I’m happy at the success of Nalingi and I’m happy at the reception; a lot of people pulled up today, it’s very dope.”
Nalingi dropped about 3 months ago and has been popular since. The love song is about a girl he is infatuated with and he tries to woo her with this joint. Nalingi has topped both local and international charts, a first for Manu Worldstar who started off making Hip Hop music. So just from this we can see that this is one artist who is on the up and up. With regards to his rapping career taking a back seat, he said:
“Rapping just sort of took the front lines for some time ’cause I felt way more comfortable in it. I was chilling with rappers so that was the vibe for me. Until recently, I remembered that I started this music thing through singing actually. Lemme try, you know, lemme see what I can do.”
He did assure us that he is not leaving rap music and that one day he may return to this art form, but for now, singing takes the fore front.
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WATCH Cassper Nyovest on Universal Music Deal: “This is not me selling my soul”
WATCH Cassper Nyovest Breaks Down Family Tree’s partnership With Universal Music
Cassper Nyovest did the unthinkable last week when he announced that his record label, Family Tree, has signed a partnership deal with one of the biggest record labels in the country, Universal Music. We have already run the story and the response to this huge and unconventional decision.
We sat down with Cassper Nyovest and asked him to break down the deal. He hesitated to say much about but he assured us that more will be revealed in time. “Well it’s the first announcement to a lot of announcements. We’ve got a lot of partnerships that we’re working on, me and Universal. And yeah, I’m excited about that”, he says.
He continued to explain that it is not Cassper the artist signing to Universal Music Group but instead it is his entire label, Family Tree who are going to be working with Universal. So in essence, he still is the boss and still owns 100% of his music and publishing.
“Universal doesn’t have any control over how Family Tree is run. Obviously they will make suggestions as they are our partner but the final decision on creativity and how stuff is still up to me. I still own 100% of my music. So this is not me selling my company or selling my soul or anything. The contract is good.”
He also stressed that him deciding to take this deal was because he felt like he has done what he could with his label and now he wanted to reach new shores and achieve new milestones; on a global level.
“Even if I sell triple platinum as an indie label, it’s not growth. I want to be able to have a platinum record in Kenya, have a platinum record in Nigeria. For me to do that I need people who are actually living there, who have offices there to come and push the music.”
It’s safe to say that Cassper Nyovest is looking at global domination with this deal!
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