Naima Kay is happy with the self-locking process and shows how useful it is
Songstress Naima Kay got candid about her four-year hiatus before the discharge of her recent single Imimoya and what the lockdown has taught her as an artist.
Though her career may are placed on pause, Thando hitmaker Naima has come with Imimoya, an anthem chatting with her own and global lockdown struggles.
Chatting with TshisaLIVE, the star said that though she hasn’t been making music for herself for a couple of years, she took time to hone her songwriting skills, writing for other local musicians.
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“I didn’t really take an opportunity. I used to be still within the music industry, helping other artists. I’m a songwriter, so I used to be helping others write songs across South Africa. I worked with Professor and Durban’s Finest. I also featured on Lvovo’s album. I used to be that specialized in my songwriting at the time,” explained Naima.
Speaking about her latest hit single, the star said that she wanted to send a message of belief and hope for the planet during a time of crisis.
“It is about bringing hope to people and (to remind people) that God still exists. God remains on top of things. It’s supported things that I experienced during this Covid lockdown.
It shows the great and therefore the bad side: whatever happens, there’s still hope,” Naima said.
Naima was also forthright about her own personal lockdown struggles. She said that as an artist, the pandemic stunted her plans.
However, she did learn a lesson or two about saving up those coins.
“Yho, it had been really, really, really tough because we couldn’t leave. For us artists, our work isebenza one-people, it involves (other) people most of the time, so we couldn’t go anywhere, even the studios were locked,
“The lockdown really taught me tons. It taught me the way to economize. I mustn’t say “OK, I even have a gig next week so let me spend this money cause I do know I’m getting to get paid soon’. The lockdown really taught me tons in terms of saving,” said Naima.