Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Meet Navi, 'The World's Number One Michael Jackson Impersonator'


Navi, who claims to be the world’s number one Michael Jackson impersonator has been performing as MJ for over 20 years. He has also worked with the artist as his decoystars and was the only impersonator to be invited to Neverland Ranch on the pop icon’s 45th birthday.

On Navi's official website, his biography proclaims that he's “the world's number one Michael Jackson impersonator.” His website also states “Navi is the ONLY Michael Jackson tribute that Jackson has applauded on several occasions, given a standing ovation to, invited to his home Neverland, and personally chosen to work as a decoy over a period of many years.”

Navi recently starred in Lifetime’s movie called “Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland,” which premiered on May 29. This was Navi’s acting debut, but he has a long affinity to the king of pop. 

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Navi said that after playing his idol for 28 years on stage, he would retire from the role after the movie airs. He told Entertainment Weekly that he feels as if his career had been leading up to this moment where he could make this film to “do something back for Jackson” and get a chance to show people the last few years of the pop star's life.
“I’m the Michael fan who stood outside the trial at the courthouse in Santa Maria with a sign that said, ‘Smooth, but not a criminal,’” Navi said. “When Michael passed away, I was at the Conrad Murray trial… because I’m a Michael fan and I wear it on my sleeve,” he added.