Naidoo, Xavier

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Naidoo, Xavier Gender: M
born on 2 October 1971 at 16:01 (= 4:01 PM )
Place Mannheim, Germany, 49n29, 8e29
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 08°46' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 11°57 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 09°58'

Xavier Naidoo


German Soul and R&B singer/songwriter, stage name Kobra, record producer, and occasional actor.

Born and raised in Mannheim, Naidoo worked in several jobs in the gastronomy and the musical industry before relocating to the United States in the early 1990s, where he released his first full-length English language-album Seeing Is Believing under his stage name Kobra in 1994. He currently resides in his native Germany.

After working as a backing vocalist for the Rödelheim Hartreim Projekt and 3P label mates Sabrina Setlur and Illmat!c, Naidoo released his first German language album Nicht von dieser Welt in 1998, for which he won an ECHO Award and an MTV Europe Music Award. Selling more than one million copies in total, it produced six singles, including "Seine Straßen." and "Sie sieht mich nicht," the latter of which served as the theme song for Astérix & Obélix Take on Caesar (1999). After his highly publicized departure from 3P, his third studio album Zwischenspiel – Alles für den Herrn was released in 2002. It spawned the top five hit singles "Wo willst du hin?" and "Abschied nehmen" and led to a collaboration with Wu-Tang Clan member and producer RZA, with whom he released his first number-one single "Ich kenne nichts (das so schön ist wie du)" in 2003.

Known for his soulful voice and his Christian lyrics, he has collaborated with several famous artists such as Deborah Cox and Swiss artist Stress. Naidoo was with the Söhne Mannheims (Sons of Mannheim) earlier before he became famous, after his popularity increased he went back to the band and wanted to help them to become famous too, which worked. Nowadays he switches back and forth with doing some Solo music or recording an Album and going on tour with the Söhne Mannheims. He joined groups like Brothers Keepers and the charity project Zeichen der Zeit (Signs of the Times) in the early 2000s.

In 2013, Xavier released the "Eye Opener" on the Vocal Collaboration Album "Features" by Kris Menace.

Naidoo's father Rausammy is from South Africa and is of a half Indian and half German origins and mother is of South African Arab descent.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Various fan websites report birth time 16:01, e.g.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (soul singer/songrwriter)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (record producer)