Here’s a nice piece from George Soulchild Kaufela, co-host of our weekly radio show ‘The Chanters Lodge Experience with the Milli Jam Ingredient featuring Kaufela’ airing every Sunday on Zambezi 107.7 fm at 20.30 hrs CAT. We are always keen to promote up and coming young Zambian musicians! So:
Young Riko (aka Riddick Riko) is the name of a rapper signed to Brathahood Music Label, and also a member of the internationally recognized group ‘BrathaHood Crew’ – made up of great musicians, namely BrathaHood CEO General Ozzy, Manas, Mandela, & Roberto (also Riko’s manager/ producer).
Young Riko has quickly become a sensation on radio and TV in Zambia and often the topic of discussion and conversation in saloons and barbershops popular amongst teenage girls! The Lusaka based rapper is determined to make history and hopes one day to win a BEFFTA and Channel O award as well as maybe one day a Grammy. “Anything is possible!” He says.
Riko has gone from performing at the 2011 Born’N’Bred video awards ceremony to having a video on Channel O. You might remember him on Roberto’s song ‘Osanisiya So’ which has a great video. I must add that he also boasts of his own video to his smash hit ‘Akoyesa Boi’ which premiered on Channel O Africa on 30th August 2012 on a show called ‘O Premiere’.
Young Riko is featured on two songs on Roberto’s 3rd studio album ‘My Name Is’ namely ‘Osanisiya So’
and ‘So Good’ which also features award winning Hip Hop video of the year Mr Veezy aka LV on the same song. Riko is set to make Zambia the home of Southern African Hip Hop, his music is playing around Southern Africa in countries like Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Malawi etc.
Young Riko’s two new songs titled ‘Ma_Pange_Ya_Kwa_Lesa’ and ‘Alipanda’ featuring Stan have continued to received great praise.