Platform AV aims high

Platform AV is making its music debut.

Meet Platform AV, born Amutenya Vaino (21) who has been steadily working to make a name for himself in the music industry.

He says his musical journey began at People’s Primary School, where he took part in rap battles.

Platform AV says he recorded his first song in 2015 with local artist Tuko Lava Duro and producer Andrew on the Beat.

“This experience marked the beginning of my continuous growth and improvement as a musician,” he says.

He says his path took an exciting turn when he met Kennedy Iilonga during his high school years at Hochland High School.

Together, they founded Central Audio Records.

The duo’s vision expanded as they added four more recording artists to their roster, he says.

Platform AV released his first EP, titled ‘My Resume’, in 2022, and his second in 2023, titled ‘Monopoly’.

He collaborated with kwaito artist Kaboy Kamakili on the track ‘Ongula Onene’.

“’Monopoly’ is a symbolic representation of the music industry, depicting it as a strategic game, in which calculated decisions and careful planning are essential for success,” Platform AV says.

He says he draws inspiration from Namibian musician King Tee Dee and businessman Leather Mein.

Their integrity in the music industry and their business-like approach serve as guiding lights for him, Platform AV says.

He says he has collaborated with producers Kennedy Iilonga and DJ Sprinkles to create music that spans various genres, including kwaito, Afro-pop, hip-hop and amapiano.

Two songs from the ‘Monopoly’ EP, namely ‘Ongula Onene’, featuring Kaboy Kamakili and ‘Tukale Pamwe’, have already been released, he says.

Platform AV has three more carefully crafted tracks awaiting release, he promises.

“Keep an eye on Platform AV as he navigates the industry, making his mark and leaving an indelible imprint on the Namibian music landscape,” he says.

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