Kaufela – co-host of our weekly Sunday night radio show on Zambezi 107.7 fm, contributes regularly to the blog. Here’s his latest piece about the Zambian music scene!
Pompi’s ‘Mizu’ album continues to get praise, writes Kaufela, Pompi is a musician, artist as well as an entrepreneur – being CEO of Lota House (House of Dreamers), innovators and leaders in the Zambian media industry. Pompi, more than many other Zambian musicians has had the opportunity to be recognized on an ‘all African’ level, with videos that have played on commercial channels such as MTV Base and Channel O (where he finished off 2009 as number one on ‘Young Gifted And African’).
Pompi is acting as an ambassador to African youth, showing the achievements that can be made from talent – which he has in abundance – recognized by credible individuals such as Chief Igbinedion of Nigeria’s Benin State, Prince Africa Zulu in South Africa and the 4th president of Zambia His Excellency Rupiah Banda.
Pompi who is both a singer and a rapper, besides making good music, is a marvel to watch when performing because of his creative buildups and coordinated movements.
Pompi’s major objectives are to make music that inspires and to highlight the beauty of our African culture which he believes is being lost, due to the westernized perception of the world shown by the media. He believes Africans should have an identity with features unique to them,, such as their type of music and fashion. His new album ‘Muzi’ (meaning ‘Roots’) has continued to receive lots of praise and it’s safe to say it’s one of the top selling albums in the country. Pompi picked up 2 awards at the just ended Zambian Music Awards in the categories of Best Male Gospel Artist and Best Gospel Album respectively.
But why is Pompi’s album ‘Muzi’ making so much sense? Here is what Kay Smash posted on his Facebook timeline: “Sensible lyrics, personal branding, intelligence, humility and he has direction and vision as well as being proud of what he is doing. Great album”! Kay Smash had 32 comments on this status and all 32 comments had nothing but great things to say about the ‘Mizu’ album.
I couldn’t agree more! Says George.