ZIO MWALE, Lusaka and MALUMO SILUMESI, Kabwe
AFTER releasing the Who video that has taken over the airwaves, hip hop artiste Chanda Mbao‘s music video Wave, which features Scott, last week exclusively premiered on Trace Africa.
The video, which premiered on January 30, aired about five times on the very day; at 11:21 hours, 12:53 hours, 15:14 hours, 18:00 hours and 20:21 hours.
Directed by DJ Lo in the Kafue National Park at the Mukambi Safari Lodge, the visuals are extremely eye-catching and sure to get attention across the continent.
Chanda Mbao has yet again taken another step towards contributing in putting Zambian music and musicians on the African map with the premiere of his video.
Regarded as one of the main faces of Zambian music on the international scene, Chanda Mbao has been putting out quality music videos lately.
Other than him, there are also the likes of Cleo Ice Queen, Roberto, Jay Rox, Salma Sky, Clique Viral and Tiwah Hills who have had a constant presence on the Trace Africa platform.
Chanda Mba o, who previously lived in the United States where he was studying, formally entered the music business in 2012.
In 2013, he released his first body of work called Desiderata, which he debuted as a mix tape on various websites in the United States.
In 2015, via an introduction by hip hop artiste Kaladoshas, Chanda met producer Shom-C and began working with him leading to the single Selfish that introduced his music to the Zambian public.
Meanwhile, gospel artiste Jackson Malama, known for the song Zambia Abayengeshima, has released his maiden album titled Mapalo.
The album has songs like Mwaliwama Ba Yahweh, Mapalo, Newasulilwe, Sumina, Nakwe Nakwe and Tamutendwa and among others.
Jackson featured the likes of Jamba, a Copperbelt-based singer and Miracle and Mwenda, who are all based in Kabwe.
He says the songs on the album will help the Zambian people to change spiritually. He says he decided to join the music industry not for money but to help change the lives of the people.
“For me, I’ll not be like other artistes who would want to join or are already in the industry for the purpose of money. I am in the music industry to change lives of people through my music,” Jackson says.
He says the title-track, Mapalo, is one of his favourite tracks on the album as it talks about people waiting for the right time for their blessings and not using shortcuts.
“This song encourages people to be patient to receive blessings from God,” Jackson says. “It is always important to follow the right path and not the other way round.”