This piece on Flex Ville Marley comes courtesy of George Soulchild Kaufela, co-presenter of our weekly radio show ‘The Chanters Lodge Experience’ – via Zedbeats.
Flex Ville Marley – Hip-Hop/RnB/Dancehall Artist.
Born June 24, 1985, Alfred Wesly Msisha Jr aka Flex Ville Marley is a Hip-Hop/RnB/Dancehall Zambian artiste who started rapping at the age of 16. He has been active in the music industry since 2006 to date. Apart from music, Flex Ville is also a basketball player for Heroes Basketball Team. He is also the older brother to Franciar (Umutokofyompo).
Flex Ville says he can rap in a strictly hip-hop fashion and can also tone it down to a reggae-rnb fusion and a lot of other things. His inspiration came to him while he was still a young boy as a result of listening to a lot of rap music played by two of his older brothers. This made him feel like he could do it too. Fast forward time Flex Ville Along with Bobby East and J.O.B, opened their own bedroom recording studio and eventually started moving up in the industry. Juvic & SB were also other artists that were part of their crew.
During their rise in the industry, Flex Ville & his crew went through a tough period that they now refer to as the “music chingastry”. Even though they had every reasons to quit the industry during this period, they held on and did not quit. Their perseverance paid off when they met well known Zambian producer, Ben Blazer. Ben loved their music and decided to take Flex Ville, Bobby East, J.O.B and Franciar under his wings.
Under Ben Blazer, Flex Ville has gone on to make hits such as “Tonight” which features his sister Franciar, “Good Feeling” with Bobby East & J.O.B, “Champion” featuring Juvic and “Oh Girl” which he did alongside Uniq, Franciar, J.O.B & Bobby East.
Flex Ville has also featured on other artist’s songs such as “Father Christmas” by T-Sean and “Umuzompiki” by Bobby East. He has also and performed along other artist such as dancehall rasta Petersen Zagaze. On the Chanters show we played one of his latest songs title “One Chance” which is a super song if I must add!