George da Soulchild aka Kaufela, one of the presenters of The Chanters Lodge Experience on Zambezi Radio 107.7 fm every Sunday night, fills us in on the career of Roberto, pictured above.
Robert Banda aka Roberto is representing Zambia on the African music front and has much more to offer, including his forthcoming still untitled album to be released later in 2011. Last year he collaborated with artists from 5 different African countries including Uganda, Namibia, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria and also toured in those countries. It must be said that his name might not be that big in Zambia, but he manages to get good recognition outside his own country.
This may change as his latest African collaboration ‘Killa Love’ by UZ47 & Fishman (Zambia, Uganda & Namibia) has continued to receive massive airplay on most African radio and music video TV stations, and is currently at the number one spot on radio Phoenix’s Local Rhythms Countdown in Zambia.
Robert ‘Roberto’ Banda is a Zambian musician, producer and radio presenter, as well as a DJ. He works for QFM Radio in Lusaka. His song ‘Akasuba’ won the 2009 Radio Phoenix’s Local Rhythms Countdown song of the year competition. ‘Toniks’ aka Allan Ampaire is a Ugandan singer. Toniks is from Tones and Semi Tones. Songs are created from tones. The two came together in 2010 to form UZ47, an African duo. Their first single was ‘Be With You’. UZ47 is a Sling Beats Project – their hit single ‘Killa Love’ was recorded in Namibia and produced by Maj Beats. It features 2010 Namibian Channel O Nominee Fishman.