|Ngatukondje Nganjone, half
Herero and half Owambo, known as Ngatu, has been born in Old Farm,
Zambia, on the 18th of September 1975. His parents were refugees from
Namibia at that stage. The family moved quite a lot between Zambia and
Angola until they finally returned to Namibia in 1990.
In 1988, Ngatu started to play the guitar. Together with other students
at his school Putwavanga in Opuwo, he formed his first band.Their first
public performance took place in March 1994 at their school's
Ngatu started to compose and write his own songs in 1998 and is now
well-known throughout Namibias's music scene. He describes his own music
as a combination of Shumbo (traditinal music found in the north of
Namibia amoung Owambos), African Fusion and Reggae.
The launch of his newest project, the CD Biggest Gift, took place at
The Warehouse on 1st of May 2004. You can get an impression of the launch. Get the CD
Biggest Gift at the usual music shops. (Update: 1000 copies were sold
within three days of availability!)