EES (rapper)

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EES
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Background information
Birth nameEric Sell
Born (1983-10-05) October 5, 1983 (age 35)
Windhoek, Namibia
OriginWindhoek, Namibia
Genreship hop, Kwaito
Occupation(s)kwaito singer
Years active2000–present
LabelsNAM FLAVA MUSIC / EES Records
Associated actsSunny Boy, TeQuila
Websiteofficial website

EES (also: eesy-ees/EeS/EeS, "Easy Eric Sell"[1]) is the stage name of Eric Sell[2] a Namibian German Kwaito artist and rapper.

Sell was born in Windhoek on 5 October 1983. He currently lives both in Windhoek, Namibia's capital, and Cologne, Germany.[3][4] His texts are written in a mixture of Afrikaans and English. He also makes frequent use of Namlish and Namibian German (Südwesterdeutsch), the German dialect spoken in Namibia, and he popularised the term Nam-Slang for it.[5]

Awards[edit]

Won[edit]

Nominations[edit]

  • 2006 Sanlam Music Awards: Best Music Video,
  • 2007 Sanlam Music Awards: Best Kwaito, Best Music Video,
  • 2008 Sanlam Music Awards: Best Kwaito, Best Reggae, Best Music Video, Best Afro Pop, Artist of the Year
  • 2009 Sanlam Music Awards: Best Kwaito, Best Reggae, Best Music Video, Best Collabo
  • 2010 African Music Awards: Best Southern African Artist
  • 2012 Namibian Annual Music Awards: Best Kwaito, Best Reggae, Best Producer, Best Male Artist of the Year

Discography[edit]

  • 2002 – Straight from NAM
  • 2003 – Bio-Lyrical Warfare (only South Africa)
  • 2003 – Yes-Ja (Das Album)
  • 2004 – Odyssey Cru
  • 2004 – 061 for LIFE!
  • 2005 – Wo is die Coolbox?
  • 2006 – NAM FlaVa!
  • 2007 – Sharp, Sharp!
  • 2008 – Awee!
  • 2011 – Megaphone Ghazzie
  • 2012 – The Remixes (Raw & Unmastered)
  • 2012 – Da Gehn Wir (feat. T-zon)
  • 2013 – IF Not, Why Not!

Films and books[edit]

  • The Kwaito-Documentary[8]
  • Esisallesoreidt (approximately: EverythingIsAllRight), a humorous dictionary Südwesterdeutsch–German[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ich gehe nicht mehr auf Zebrajagd", Die Welt, 13 August 2012
  2. ^ Becker, Jürgen. "DNG - Deutsch-Namibische Gesellschaft e.V. - DNG - Deutsch-Namibische Gesellschaft e.V." www.dngev.de. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  3. ^ http://www.az.com.na/ees-ganz-privat-hier-spricht-der-nam-boy.120600.php
  4. ^ "Eric Sell". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  5. ^ Schreiber, Irmgard (27 April 2007). "Ring frei für die Nam-Slang-Kontroverse" [Clear the ring for the Nam-Slang controversy]. Allgemeine Zeitung (in German).
  6. ^ http://www.az.com.na/kultur/abrumer-bei-musikpreis-verleihung.99356.php
  7. ^ Channel O Music Video Awards Official website D’Banj dominates winner’s list at 9th Annual Channel O MVAs! 18 November 2012
  8. ^ http://www.museke.com/node/6868
  9. ^ http://www.az.com.na/kultur/nix-fr-sprachpuristen-esisallesoreidt.73744.php

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