OmPuff (real name Belmiro Hosi) was born on 29 June 1980 in Namibe, Angola. The musician speaks fluent Oshiwambo, Afrikaans, Portuguese and English. His stage name was derived when he was a teenager following his love for Puff Daddy’s music. Based in Windhoek, Namibia, the kwaito musician began taking music seriously in 2005. He met Gazza, a Namibian musician who owns GMP Records and later became his friend. OmPuff signed to GMP Records and the twosome recorded a song, ‘Kwaito Party’.

In 2006, OmPuff parted ways with Gazza when the former decided to join Mshasho Records, a rival record label owned by The Dogg. While at Mshasho Records, OmPuff managed to release a single, ‘We Taking Over’, which featured the kwaito group YBG, comprised of Sunny Boy, Chippo and Richie. OmPuff made a number of tours as The Dogg’s main back-up performer and featured on The Dogg's 2006 album, ‘Introducing TeeDee’. He also appeared on Sunny Boy's hit 2006 album ‘Elai Lineendunge’.

In December 2007, OmPuff released his debut album, ‘Phone Call’. The artist was nominated for at the 2008 Sanlam-NBC Music Awards for Best Newcomer, Best Rap/Hip-Hop and Best Afro-pop. In 2009 and 2010, he featured on The Dogg's albums ‘This Is My Time’ and the following year and ‘The Power of 7 - Elevating Elevators’. In December 2013, OmPuff released his second studio album ‘Chilinga Ndoto’ which features songs like ‘Chilinga Ndoto’ and ‘Djiva’

NAWindhoek, Namibia


Belmiro Hosi
Profile added by Ano Shumba on 13 May 2015
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