From Namibia to South Africa to Germany, Eric Sell a.k.a. EES, is moving up in the world and at a rapid pace. With 11 CD’s under his belt in just 9 years, it is obvious that he has ambition and is not about to slow down. His music style is a blend of Kwaito, African House, Afro Pop, Reggae, and has a really funky fresh spin to it. EES was born and bred in Namibia, and started to slowly get into the basic business of music in the beginning of 2001, creating a unique African vocal singing style.
EES discovered his love for music when he was in Cape Town while doing his Diploma in Sound Engineering. At the end of 2003 EES finished his studies and at the beginning of 2004 he went to Europe to introduce and improve on his music skills while trying to promote African music at the same time in Europe.
Ever since he has be making a massive impact for Kwaito music outside of Africa and has received several awards of recognition including the MTV Listeners Choice award. His latest HIT Album release is the 22 Track, Totally African Pop “NAM Flava!” Sound Album called “Megaphone Ghazzie” featuring a great selection of African Artist! It is the First Namibian Album to be sold internationally via music web services.
Something that is truly fantastic is that despite working hard in Germany to make a name for himself overseas, EES has never lost touch with his roots. He is proud of his home, NAMIBIA, and makes that statement clearly not only in his music and his clothing line (EES WeaR) or in his music videos but in the way he lives as well. He proudly wears his country and his home town on his sleeve and not only in the figurative sense but literally as well. In his lyrics you can clearly hear the Afrikaans/English/German influence, and just when you thought it could not possibly get any better it does. EES in his early 20’s produced most of his music himself under the name of EES Records (YES-JA Music), his established Record label based in NAMIBIA.
All in all EES is a very outgoing person who just wants his listeners to enjoy his music and experience what he lives for, Yes-Ja! - NAM Flava Music!
Government Name: Eric Sell
Artist Name: EES
Genre: Kwaito, Afro Pop
Current Occupation: Musician & Entertainer
Birth Date: 5th October 1983
EES won the best Kwaito artist in Africa at the Channel O Africa Music Awards in 2012, Best International Artist at the NAMA Awards 2011 MTV Listeners Choice Award in 2009, Artist of the YEAR in 2009, Best Rock/Alternative at Namibian Music Awards 2008, He is the representative for Namibian music in the German International Music Council since end of 2004; Best Music Video at Wild Cinema Film Festival 2007, Nominated Artist of the Year 2008, won African Achievers Awards in the UK, Theme Song for World Cup 2010 Bild Newspaper and the radio Hit “Hands Up” for WDR2, established his online shop selling music and merchandise worldwide, as well under www.eesy-ees.eu, African Achievers Award 2010
2002 - Straight from NAM
2003 - Bio-Lyrical Warfare
2003 - Yes-Ja 2004 - 061 for LIFE!
2005 - Wo Is Die Coolbox?
2006 - Nam Flava!
2007 – Sharp, Sharp!
2008 – Awee’!
2011 – Megaphone Ghazzie
2012 – The Remixes
2012 – Da Gehn Wir
EES performed at IAAF World Championship 2009 Berlin, at Miss Teen Namibia, FiFa World Cup 2010 Public Viewing Johannesburg, He performed in Germany at the Keup-Charity Event Festival 2004; Performed at Miss Palm Beach 2005, 06 & 07; MTV Africa Music Awards 2009, AFK Summer Festival, Horizonte Festival, He’s got 30 music videos playing on MTV Base, Channel O, Tape TV, VoxAfrica, NBC, Trace, Yavido, Africa ONE