Gal Level

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Gal Level
GalLevel.jpg
Daphne (left) and Frieda (right) back stage at a concert
Background information
Origin Windhoek, Namibia
Genres R&B, Pop, Afro-pop
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Years active 2000–present
Labels Ogopa/Butterfly
Website Butterfly Ogopa Deejays
Members Daphne
Frieda

Gal Level is an award-winning R&B girl duo from Windhoek, Namibia, made up of Daphne Willibard (born 1 April 1981) and Frieda Haindaka (born 1 February 1984). They are very popular in Southern Africa, and other African countries. They are produced and managed by continental music producers Ogopa Deejays of Kenya. They have been compared to US girl group Destiny's Child.[1]

Career[edit]

The duo have lived together for 8 years in Windhoek city. They started their career late in the 90s as members of the hip hop group Dungeon Family.[2] The grouped released one album in 2000 before it broke up. After Dungeon Family broke up, the girls reconnected with Sula in 2003 who was the manager of Dungeon Family. Sula eventually signed them to his record label, Butterfly Entertainment.

Music[edit]

The girls released their first single "Shake It" in mid-2004, which created them a buzz and reintroduced them to mainstream music fans. The song also earned them comparison to Destiny's Child. Their second single '"Go Back to Her" was also successful, it earned them a Channel O nomination. The two songs became street anthems during 2004 and 2005 and won separate awards at the Sanlam-NBC Music Awards.

Discography[edit]

Awards[edit]

[3]

  • 2005
Sanlam-NBC Music Awards

Best New Comer
Best R&B

  • 2006
Sanlam-NBC Music Awards

Best Group
Best R&B

Namibian Music Awards

Best Group
Best R&B
Best female vocalist

Channel O Music Video Awards

Best New Comer (nominated)
Best Afro-pop (nominated)

  • 2007
Channel O Music Video Awards

Best African Group – (nominated)

  • 2008
Channel O Music Video Awards

Best African Southern (nominated)
Best R&B Video[4]

Kora Awards

Best Female Group Southern Africa –(nominated)

References[edit]

  1. ^ gal level mini biography retrieved from museke on 6 October 2008
  2. ^ gal level mini biography retrieved from museke on 6 October 2008
  3. ^ Gal Level mini biography and awards
  4. ^ Museke: Channel O Music Video Awards 2008 winners