The Dogg: Namibia’s Success Story

Windhoek – Namibian multi-award winner Moroky “The Dogg” Mbwalu is proof that one can make a living out of music in Namibia.
“Yes, one can depend on producing music financially. I’ve never worked anywhere else and this is almost my 11th year in the industry and I can say I am doing better than some people with degrees,” says The Dogg, a big name in Namibian music production.
So far, he has released eight albums and was four times Male Artist of the Year in the local music awards.
The Dogg’s music is enjoying domestic and international success and he says, “My music is doing well that’s why I am getting shows outside the country.  I get calls from artistes like Biblos, Speedy and Bricz to perform with them.”
The kwaito master says he does not have a specific focus when producing music.  “I just do music in general and a lot of things are spoken about, besides every song has a different feel,” he says.
Of the music industry, The Dogg says it is similar all over; the only difference comes with the population.
“The corporate world even understands music; unlike in the past they are now investing in us.”
Meanwhile, The Dogg has since diversified his interests to include a clothing line and books.
“Currently, I am running my company (Mshasho clothing, books and music), which is doing very well and is one of the biggest businesses in the Namibian music industry.”
He is also working on promoting his book “Untold Story of The Dogg”, which was published by Mark Miller. The book will be promoted within the borders of Namibia only and is already available selected local outlets countrywide for N$150.  It is also available on e-book.
 

May 2013
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