Nobody can judge dynamic Tanzanian duo Navy Kenzo – at least according to their powerful performance of "O Outro Lado Da Lei", a cover of Dama Do Bling – the Mozambican rap queen they were paired with on their Coke Studio Africa debut this year. In the performance that aired over the past weekend, you can see a different side of Nahreel, Navy Kenzo member and renowned music producer of The Industry. He’s a powerful vocalist with a commendable stage persona. In the chorus of the song, Navy Kenzo go: “Before you do only God can judge me …”
Speaking on their pairing with Dama Do Bling, Nahreel said, “Our experience on the show was good as we produced unique music and some crazy songs including the original track Sifi, engineered by Chopstix. We also had a great bond with Dama Do Bling. We also exchanged different cultures,” adding, “She’s an open person and has a strong belief in what she is doing.
We learnt how to be free spirits from her.” Dama Do Bling on the other hand, returning to show for a second time this year, performed a cover of Navy Kenzo’s hit single “Game”, fusing her best version of Mozambican rap with some Swahili. Navy Kenzo's other half Aika glowed, “Dama added some new elements in our song! We love the way she did her cover of Game and as we were watching she even came up to dance for us,” Nahreel added, “Her lyrics and melodies were rhyming with her body movements also making it a great performance to watch.”
Aika and Nahreel were brought together by their passion for music in 2013. Ever since Navy Kenzo have accomplished major music milestones. They have recently announced that they will be releasing their anticipated debut album titled Above In A Minute (AIM) this December. The group is celebrated for their unique pop sound and avant-garde style credited to their singing and rap abilities, and of course - Nahreel’s legendary production skills.