Daniel Kigozi, the artist known as ‘Navio’ is a young, dynamic and talented musician, whose career is set to sky rocket over the next year. He first emerged on the music scene in the year 2001 as part of the group ‘Klear Kut’. He then embarked on a solo career in March 2008 starting up his self titled company ‘NavCorp Limited’ the umbrella company under which all Navio production is released.
Since then, Navio has gone from strength, working his way up the entertainment ladder in Uganda to become the most recognizable Hip-hop artist in the country, and receiving recognition and awards at both local and international levels.
As part of the group Klear Kut, Navio was nominated for a Kora Award in 2002, and won a PAM award in 2004 for best Hip Hop Group. Nominations for the Kora Awards 2008 earlier this year put Klear Kut in the running for a Million Dollar cash prize.
As solo act, Navio won Best Video at the PAM Award 2007, Best Hip-Hop Artist in 2008 and a nomination for the hit single ‘Rukus’ in 2004 to name but a few. The Buzz teens have also spoken awarding him Best Hip Hop Artist in 2008 and “flyest video” in 2009.
His reputation is spreading throughout East Africa. After being nominated in Kenya for the Kisima Awards 2008 in the categories of Best Male Artist, Best Music Video and Best Hip Hop Artist. He actually won the award for Song of the Year. It was obvious that appreciation for ‘Navio’ was now widespread.
Quality has been a huge part of Navio’s progression as an artist, and Navio has always needed it to gain the appeal that is now giving him more of the international recognition he deserves.
Navio’s sound and style is unique. He strikes the balance between an African sound and a contemporary and international flavor that means he appeals to a wide demographic locally and internationally.
Navio has performed internationally in Ghana, Belgium, South Africa, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Tanzania, UK, USA, Zanzibar, Germany, Benin, Burundi, and Nigeria. He has performed with local African stars as above, and with internationally famous stars such as: Shaggy, P-Squared, Sean Paul, Tevin Campbell, KCi & Jojo, Montell Jordan, R-Kelly, Beenie Man.
Navio will be a featured guest artist at the 3rd Annual Ugandan Diaspora Gala.