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April 30 th 2016 will be a day RnB artist Roberto(Robert Banda) will always remember .He won the Song of The Year Award for the hit “Ama-Rula” at the Zambia Music Awards and on the same night scooped the Pan African Artist of the Year award at the Namibia Music Awards(2016NAMA's). That is a remarkable achievement that will boost his local and international music credentials.Massive congratulations to Roberto and BrathaHood Music.

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This is what the Artist said on Instagram.... Wow. I wake up and am humbled by messages from all over the world, congratulating me for last night's double wins. A 1st in Zambian history. Thank you to everyone that has been supporting and believing in me. My wife, my mum, Ozzy, Agnes you are a genius, the ever supportive, Chabinga family, RCZ Chilenje, my entire family. I swear in life you can not achieve it all without support from Family, friends and everyone who dedicates their time just for you. Thank you to all my fans across the globe. Great thanks to @teamkamikazi who worked tirelessly. @Brathahoodmusic my team for real. Everyone in Namibia. We have come a long way and thank you for this award. God bless you all

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Welcome to ZMUSIC Portal!


By admin, 2013-05-24

Thank you for visiting ZMUSIC Portal - a social media platform and music portal dedicated to the discovery and promotion of Zambian music and emerging talent.ZMUSIC portal integrates the power of Soundcloud,Youtube and other social media platforms.

The website aims to provide a locally focused alternative to websites such as Reverbnation, Myspace and LastFm. Our goal is to build an online community of Zambian Artists and their fans. Artists can create profiles containing basic info, personal blog updates, photos, events,Youtube video's and SoundCloud music for streaming. Fans and listeners have the opportunity to directly interact with their favourite artists.

The ZMUSIC portal has many exciting features including:

Artists Profile Page,

Provision for Artist song preview (up to 2 minute audio samples),

Video Charts

Artist, Video and Song spotlight

A periodic review of local and international entertainment news

So sign up and create your artist or fan account for free and be a part of the ZMUSIC community. Thank you again for taking the time to visit the ZMUSIC portal - we look forward to seeing you online!

- The ZMUSIC Team

admin@musicportal.co, info@musicportal.co

Disclaimer

 

ZMUSIC Portal and it's contributors in no way claim the rights to the artistic material ,music and videos that has been uploaded or featured , but have uploaded it to demonstrate the functional and graphical capabilities of the website. The proprietary materials will be removed upon request from concerned parties. If you do not wish to have your material posted here, please contact us and it will be removed immediately.

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After releasing her debut album, Unforgettably Yours almost two years ago, songstress, Scarlet has announced plans to release her second album in the first quarter of 2015.
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Scarlet says her new project will be a transition from her debut album that was a representation of her entire body of work.Describing it as a concept album, Scarlet shared in an interview that over 90 percent of the album was based on verses from the Bible.“I’m aiming for March or April and this one is a concept album, Scarlet explained. “I’m telling a story about a girl and her experiences through phases of life.”


She said so far she had written four of the songs to feature on the new album and disclosed that one song in particular would feature gospel artiste, Pompi.Among the people helping Scarlet’s second album are James Sakala of the Elect Band, Taonga Sakala, also known as Taz and producer Mutamula Mwale.As the album is being recorded live, Scarlet said most of it will be produced by Ben Blazer of Blazer studio.Though work is still in progress, the artiste expressed optimism at the opportunity to collaborate with more artistes for the project.

In the meantime, Scarlet is gearing up for her last show of the year which is set for November 1 at Mulungushi International Conference Centre.She has joined forces with Bittersweet Zambia for an acoustic show which she has put together for the majority of her fans at an affordable charge.“Some people complain that they want to come to my shows but they are pricey so I teamed up with Bittersweet for something more affordable,” Scarlet shared.Her fans can look forward to performances of songs from her current album and a couple from her next album.

By Nkole Nkole

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Zambia Daily Mail: Amarulah is The in Thing

NOT for the first time, award-winning singer and songwriter Roberto has hit the right note with his song Amarulah getting over 50, 000 downloads, a true testament to itspopularity.On his part, Roberto has been paying tribute in several tweets to the artistes who have featured on his album such as Cleo Ice Queen, Slap D, Zone Fam, General Ozzy and Chef 187 among others.Zone Fam and Slap D have featured on the remix of Amarulah, which despite some fans saying it is not as good as the original, has still proven popular.   


“I could not wait to work with these guys. True story is Jay Rox met with me at Manda Hill and threatened that he might hack my social media accounts if he did not get to hear a remix, then met Yung Verbal who demanded for new hair spray. I feared for my life and that’s show Zone Fam jumped on the remix lol. Just Joking,” he tweeted.“True story is I always wanted a song with Zone Fam because to be honest, this is the Best Group in Zambia. I could not resist having my brothers on the song, and I think this is the first of many songs to come.

 

“Slap D knocked the hinges on this [Amarulah] remix in international style. This means Slap D and Ozzy are the only artistes to feature on three of my albums. Loads of respect for this brother of mine. We had planned on a song to do together and finally the remix. Big ups Mwila Musonda for hoping onto the #1712_amarulah Album! My Brother to the bone.”

Roberto has also reserved some praise for Chef 187, Cleo Ice Queen and Reekado Banks.
“Nifuna Uzibe on the #Roberto_1712_Amarulah features Chef 187, Kopala’s finest product. This guy has skills that can’t be measured. Salutes to Chef, This song was recorded the day Pilato was launching his album at Club Zed. Recorded at BrathaHood Studio, brother murdered the track, Hands down Chef 187,” he tweets.
He says Cleo, who features on the song Fall with Ghanaian artiste Stonebwoy “murdered” the track and “loves her skills.”

KELVIN KACHINGWE, Lusaka

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Sell your music on ZMUSIC Portal


By admin, 2015-04-06

You are good at making music and you have already created that awesome song?....ZMUSIC Portal now provides you with a platform where you can sell your mp3s online and get 100% of the sales proceeds. All you need is a PayPal account and high quality mp3 audio file.

Your songs will be featured on your artist profile page and other site wide pages for maximum exposure.Sign in, upload your mp3 and off you go with professional music marketing. Start selling your music online today!

   

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There were a number of surprises as well as expected winners with Kondwani Kaira aka Chef187  and Abel Chungu leading the way and becoming the big winners at the 2015 Mosi Lager Zambian Music Award's(ZMA).ZMUSIC Portal wishes to congratulate all the winners and also recognize the musical achievements of all the nominees over the past year. The full listing of winners and nominees for the  2015 ZMA's:

Best Traditional Music Album
Malizu by Tasila Mwale
•Chachacha Oyamba by Matthew Tembo

Best Indigenous Music Group
•Ngoma Yetu of Kaoma
Kasama Arts Troupe of Kasama
•Zambezi Source of Zambezi

Best Live Album
•Moments of truth by Afro Red
•Chachacha Oyamba by Matthew Tembo
Muli Yesu by Northmead Assemblies of God

Best Sound Engineer
•Arnold Sibalwa (Ringman)
•Ben Kalulu (Ben Blazer)
Brain Michelo (Mission Press)

Best Studio Sound Producer
•Ben Kalulu (Ben Blazer)
Jericho Banda (Jerry Fingers)
•Magnus Mando (Mag44)

Best Lead Guitarist
Victor Kasoma
•Rex Mukubonda (Uncle Rex)
•Israel Kaputula

Best Bass Guitarist
•David Kasochi
•Jericho Banda (Jerry Fingers)
Sheba Chintu

Best Keyboard Player
• Lazarus Zulu
• 
Mutamula Mwale
• Samuel Nyambe

Best Drummer
•Charles Chambuluka (Charlie Chax)
Eston Mwape
•Smith Phiri

Best Traditional Indigenous Instrumentalist
Rodrick Mungala – Namalwa player
•Grace Ng’andu – Mantimbwa player
•Moses Munsaka Muchindu – Malimba player

Best Song Writer
•Kangwa Kapampa (Israel)
•Mulenga Kabaso
Brain Cheengwa (Pjay)

Best Niyatu (Zed Beats) Album
Mr Nyopola by Wilson Ngoma (Willz)
•Pupwe Chulu by Stanley Ng’andu (Stain Da Industry)

Best Gospel Album
Love Unleashed by Abel Chungu
•Exile to Israel by Kangwa Kapampa (Israel)
•Ulukombo Lwamweo by Miriam Mumba (Suwilanji)

Best Gospel Female Artist
•Stay Zimba
•Rachael Nanyangwe
Miriam Mumba (Suwilanji)

Best Gospel Male Artist
Abel Chungu
•Israel (Exile)
•Chaka Nyanthando (Pompi)

Best Mainstream Album
•Telemundo by Jordan Katembula (JK)
•Time Bomb by Richard Banda (T-Sean)
Heart of a Lion by Kondwani Kaira (Chef 187)

Best Mainstream Female Artist
Miriam Mukape (Mampi)
•Jemimah Chulu (Scarlet)
•Brisky (Fales Kasongo)

Best Mainstream Male Artist
•Jordan Katembula (JK)
•Roberto Banda (Roberto)
Kondwani Kaira (Chef 187)

Best R&B Album
Love Unleashed by Abel Chungu
•Nafika by Fumbani Changaya (F Jay)
•Zimandola by Stanley Ng’andu (Stain Da Industry)

Best Reggae Album
•Bouncing Ball by Peter Chuma (Peter Bob)
Freedom by Chris Aka
•The Teacher by Milimo Muyanga (Millz)

Best Dancehall Album
•Five Star by David Banda (General Ozzy)
•Telemundo by Jordan Katembula (JK)
Time Bomb by Richard Banda (T-Sean)

Best Kalindula Album
•Amalango by Gina Hidie
Ndevu by Liseli Sisters
•Abakali Bakali by Sansamukeni

Best Collaboration
Kumalila Ngoma by Chef 187 and Afunika
•Alangizi by Kantu and Slap Dee
•Basazibe by Mampi and Judy

Best Choral Album
•Wileka Umuntu by Busokololo
•Amakwebo by Great Chronicles
Pa Lupili by Mt Sinai

Best New Artist
•Kantu Siachingili (Kantu)
Wilson Ngoma (Willz)
•Urban Hype

Song of the Year
•Belinda Nafwa by Chester
Mama Rebecca by Macky 2
•Kalilole by Cleo boy

Best Male Radio DJ
•Kaliwa – Hot FM
Man Chilu – ZNBC
•Zachs – Hot FM

Best Female Radio DJ
•Hope Chishala – Hot FM
•Mimi – QFM
Roxy – Radio Phoenix

Best Club DJ
DJ Bizzy Wizzy
•DJ Hussein
•DJ Shooter

Best Band
Amayenge Cultural Ensemble
•Uncle Rex and the Band
•Elect Band

Best Hip-Hop Album
Heart Of A Lion(Chef 187)

Best Jazz Album
Moments Of Truth(Afro Red)  

Outstanding Musical (Instruments) Innovation
Micheal Mwandila

Lifetime Achievement Award
Evelyn Hone College (Music Section)

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The nominees for this years Born N Bred Awards have been announced. Leading the finalists list is Chef 187 aka Kondwani Kaira with nominations in three categories.Other notable artists nominated include Mampi,Abel Chungu,B1,Tasila Mwale,Roberto,JK and SlapDee.  Innocent Kalaluka, the  creator of the award show, indicated that the eagerly awaited event will take place in the month of  July.

The Born N Bred Awards were created to recognize the best of Zambia's  music videos. T o vote for your favourite artist type BNB -space- NAME OF CATEGORY -space -NAME OF ARTIST -Space -THEN SEND TO 4882. B elow is the nominee list for this years awards.

BEST TRADITIONAL VIDEO
Newlex - Imonde
CG - Yala loka
Mathew Tembo - Tisunge ndalama 
Tasila Mwale - shekala ku mutima
Vulchino - Sweet honey

BEST CONCIOUS VIDEO
Wiggy man - Born from a woman
B'flow - Side plate
Smooth G - Save the Children
Dalisto - Ndichiritseni
Nathan Nyirenda - Mayo

BEST COLLABORATION 
Brisky ft Kan2 - History
Chef and Afunika - Kumalila Ngoma
Mampi and Judy - Basazibe
Bobby East, Petersen and Izrael - Do or Die
Jae Roxa, Salma, Cleo - Ituntulu Rmx

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Slap dee - Like That
Bobby East - Do or Die
Eddie Black - where are you
Chef - Ndafilwa ukuichindika
Ruff Khaida - Ka Chabe Chabe

BEST R N B VIDEO 
T Sean - Umoyo
B1 - Number one fan
J2 - Lalala
Kaladoshas ft Petersen - Cocoa Butter
Urban Hype - Instagram

BEST ZED VIDEO
Tommy D - Chibolya
B1 - Suti
Bryan - Wanga Wanga
Starface - kumanda
Willz ft Wezi - Toliwe

BEST DANCE HALL VIDEO
Jay Rox - Joana
Milz - Touch the Road
Salma ft Cactus - Non-Stop
T Sean- Forever
Njoya Tee - Shonongo Alatutuma

BEST GOSPEL VIDEO
Miracle by fire - Ambuye Ngenani
Abel Chungu - Forever
Prophet Emmanuel - Too much
Felix - Shilili
Ben P - Square

BEST FOREIGN RHYTHM VIDEO
MA Africa - Naturally
Future 101 - Whatsapp
Organized Family - Okada
Lloydee - Kabovelo
Secret - Chibelo

BEST ZED REPRESENTATIVE VIDEO
Crisis -Thats the way it is 
J.K ft Yemi Alade - Paduze
Theo - Lollapalooza
Roberto - Ama Rulah
Portia - Addiction

BEST UPCOMING FEMALE VIDEO 
Kan2 - Mungeli
Nyemba - Yelele
Muso Meyers - Drinking Problem 
Davaos - TV
Ronnie - Its Okay

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Salma ft Cactus - Non-stop
Mampi - Love Recipe
Franciar - Namiyewa
Kay Figo - Love Song
Kachanana - Ndipita

BEST UPCOMING MALE UPCOMING VIDEO
Tiye-P - Munjeleleko
Willz ft Wezi - Toliwe
Koby ft Slap Dee and B Mark - 4
Jae Cash - Love you
Kaladoshas ft Petersen - Cocoa Butter

BEST MALE VIDEO
Jay Rox - Auto Pilot
Slap Dee - Waumfwa
Macky 2 - So Much More
Abel Chungu - Forever
Chef 187 - Ndafilwaukui Chindika

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SINGER and songwriter Angela Nyirenda is launching her new album titled ‘Salary’ after which she will embark on a nation-wide tour which will start in Lusaka and end in her home town of Chipata.It’s Makewane music through-out. Angela, who burst onto the scene in 2004, wants to take her career to another level, 11 years after her first single release and seven years since her last release ‘Zambian Girls’.“The long-awaited album will be launched in a series of spectacular Computickets events in Lusaka on 2 October, 2015 at the prestigious Government Complex, followed by a family show at Belvedere Lodge on 3 October.

Ms Nyirenda then intends to take the show on the road and give Zambians all around a feel of her new sound,” says Munyumba Mutwale of VL Talent, who is managing Angela.“The multi-lingual album, featuring songs in Kaonde, Bemba, Nsenga, Ngoni, Tonga and English is produced by Moses Sakala of Sakala Arts Centre and is said to be his best work yet.“The critically-acclaimed producer continues to work behind the scenes in ensuring that the production is nothing short of excellent.

Angela continues to touch lives with her music, especially following the tragic loss of her child to heart disease.” Angela has been inspired to join the efforts of the National Heart Coalition of Zambia in contributing to the philanthropic aspiration of one day opening a hospital for heart patients and reaching out to those who have lost loved ones through her music.“In this light, Ms Nyirenda has pledged that part of the proceeds of this album will go to the National Coalition to help with the work they are doing in Zambia.”

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