General Ozzy releases the music video for the track “I can't wait”
General Ozzy is back on the scene with a new video for the track “I can't wait” .The smooth reggae influenced song was produced by the veteran beatsmith Ben “Blazer” Kalulu. The video was shot in South Africa demonstrating the hard work and effort some Zambian local artists are putting in to market their music internationally.
Probably one of Zambia’s most celebrated talents,General Ozzy’s(real names David Banda)musical back ground goes as far back as 1996 whilst in high school. December of 2004 saw the release of his first single called “Osalila” under Sling Beats studio; this was an instant hit that went to the top on Radio count downs around the country which lead to the official release of his debut album “The General” with Hits such as “Chino Chalo”,” Making Me High” and a collaboration with Kanji on “Wenye” qualified Ozzy to become a house hold name around the country.
His second album titled “General-Eyez” was released in 2006 which had songs like “Nimusanga” feat. K’millian probably one of the best collaborations Zambia has seen thus far.His third album Titled “The Trilogy” was lead by a knock out single called “Potential” which was voted song of the year for 2008 on The Radio Phoenix Local Rhythms Count Down sponsored by Zain.
His fourth album ‘Kobili’ meaning ‘Money’ was simply a fantastic album and had irresistible tracks like “Take my heart, and I need a girl” where Ozzy collaborates with Uganda’s finest duo ‘Radio and Weasel’.On the local front,Ozzy collaborated with notable artists like OC "Obama" on the track "Zanga" produced at Romaside Studios by TK Siyandi.
General Ozzy teamed up with his brother and musical artist Roberto to form the family owned label Brotha Hood Music. In 2014 Ozzy released his long awaited album”5-Star” which featured club jams like “Komboni Dugude” and also earned him a nomination for the Best DanceHall Album category at the 2015 Mosi Zambia Music Awards ceremony. The year 2015 would be incomplete without mentioning the duet with songstress Wezi on the dancehall laced track “Pamodzi” and the subsequent release of his Christmas album "UnstoppableEP".
His consistency and versatility among others and many of his artistic attributes are what has earned him his musical acclaim among his peers in the industry. Years of hard work and determination has made General Ozzy the all time Zambian artist.