Oga Family

George da Soulchild aka Kaufela (above), co-presenter and technician on our Sunday night radio show The Chanters Lodge Experience writes this week about ‘Organised Family’ a popular Zambian band.

It took them two years since their last release before their cross over album came along and you might remember them from the radio hits like ‘Sinizakutamangila’ and ‘Missed Call’, singing trio Organised Family aka Oga Family released their fourth album entitled ‘Pick Na Fosholo’ early last year which earned them an Ngoma Award at the end of 2010. Organised Family comprises Kent Singoyi, Rex Singoyi and Sylvester Masumba. The trio released their debut album in 2004, and popular hits such as ‘Oga Oga’ received massive airplay on the local music scene.

According to the groups’ lead vocalist Kent Singoyi aka Oga Kent, the new album symbolises the life of miners and encourages people to work even harder. “We worked very hard on this project because we realised that hard work was the only way people would recognise our music in this competitive industry,” Singoyi said. The album consists of the songs Bottle Top, Kuonana, Love Attack, Msizani, Halt, Dona, Vintu Vamanje, Musomba, Hungry Lion and Body Lotion just to mention a few. The group’s latest album was one of the hottest albums last year in Zambia, being sold out in most of the music stores and outlets across the country, at the same time receiving massive radio air plays on radio stations and radio chart rotations. It topped the Sounds top 20 for 6 weeks straight. As if that was not enough, the album also enjoyed massive plays in the clubs/pubs including featuring at weddings and kitchen parties. I guess their hard work paid off.

Despite being nominated in two categories with JK and not winning anything at the Born and Bred Awards which were dominated by fellow musician JK who picked up 5 awards on the night, the group got the last laugh as they got the best of JK by picking up a Ngoma Award in the highly contested category.

The Group plans to tour the whole country and then eventually tour outside the country by the end of 2011. Just last week they set Sesheke on fire, here are just some of the countries that the group might tour before the end of the year, Malawi, Namibia, Botswana Kenya and the UK .If you are in any of these countries mention above check your local listing I recommend you check these guys out you won’t be disappointed.