Friday, November 12, 2010


DANIEL KIGOZI, the artist known as ‘NAVIO’ is a young, dynamic and talented musician, whose career is set to sky rocket over the next year. He first emerged on the music scene in the year 2001 as part of the group ‘KLEAR KUT’. He then embarked on a solo career in March 2008 starting up his self titled company ‘NAVCORP LIMITED’ the umbrella company under which all Navio production is released. Since then, Navio has gone from strength, working his way up the entertainment ladder in Uganda to become the most recognizable Hip-hop artist in the country, and receiving recognition and awards at both local and international levels.
As part of the group Klear Kut, Navio was nominated for a Kora Award in 2002, and won a PAM award in 2004 for best Hip Hop Group. Nominations for the Kora Awards 2008 earlier this year put Klear Kut in the running for a Million Dollar cash prize.
As solo act, Navio won Best Video at the PAM Award 2007, Best Hip-Hop Artist in 2008 and a nomination for the hit single ‘Rukus’ in 2004 to name but a few. The Buzz teens have also spoken awarding him Best Hip Hop Artist in 2008 and “flyest video” in 2009.
After the success of “Half the Legend”, Navio is already finding inspiration for the second project. “Africkan Hustler Musik” is said to be the name of this next project, incorporating production from four different continents, 7 different producers and a list of featuring artists that need no introduction. With an option to have the project mixed and mastered in Dubai, the album can’t help but be the quality product Uganda deserves.
So far, Shaggy’s producer Goldenchyll, Majid from the Middle East and Aethan have all contributed beats. Wyre, Esther from Project fame, Benon, Klear Kut and TK (R.I.P) from South Africa are all on the project. The album is “get up and go” music, aimed at inspiring, if not motivating his generation no matter what the class, social status etc. He also ventures back his battle routes on some of the songs.


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