Windhoek – Local singer Theophilus Ashimbanga, popularly known as Theo, is back with a second album titled Onyundu, – and the album is worth listening to.
This is his second album since the release of his first album in 2013, which dominated airwaves with the song track ‘Kalanaame’. That song track also went viral on social media.
The latest album, Onyundu, which Theo explains means Pelican, is a collaboration with various local singers and musicians such as Samuel Batola, Priscilla Dessert Queen, Bhukaid, Okocha, Fillemon and Africaner.
“Most of the tracks are Shambo, but you can find Afro-pop, Gospel and Reggae. It’s an album to listen to. My new music video will be out earlier this year,” says Theo.
On the album, one can find a song ‘Mee Helena’, track two on the album. The song pay tribute to the work of local ophthalmologist and philanthropist Dr Helena Ndume.
Other hit songs on the album includes ‘Happy Day’, ‘Ila Kwaame’ and ‘Okuminikila’.
Born in Eunda village, where he still lives with his parents, cousins and siblings, Theo started singing at a tender age.
“I don’t remember exactly when I started singing, but recording I started in 2004. I would describe myself as an entertainer, teacher choir master, choreographer, poet, actor and a singer,” says Theo, adding that he loves cracking jokes with family and friends.
“This sums up who I am and what I believe in.”
Theo completed his grade 12 in 2006 at Okakarara Senior Secondary School. In 2008, he went to the College of the Arts (COTA) to further his studies and obtained his three-year diploma in African Performing Arts and Art Education.
He is currently an Arts teacher at Vision Private Primary School at Outapi.
In 2004, Theo released his first single titled Eunda (Number 1). In 2013, he released his very first album titled Kalanaame, a ten-track album with most of the songs recorded from Turntable King Productions by K-Boss, and Triple Seven Studios by Araffath Muhuure.