George Soulchild – co-host of our regular radio show The Chanters Lodge Experience on Zambezi FM every Sunday night writes a follow up on last week’s piece about the progress Zambian music is making on the international scene:
ONE8 is made up of eight (8) superstars from across Africa. The all star group is to take the best in music from Africa onto the global stage connecting millions of fans through the universal language of music. The ONE8 group consists of 2Face Idibia (Nigeria) JK (Zambia), Amani (Kenya) Navio (Uganda), Alikiba (Tanzania), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Movaizhaleine (Gabon) and 4×4 (Ghana).
As all eight artists are currently in the USA. TheONE8 project is creating Africa’s largest Super Group with artistes from 8 countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Gabon, DRC, Uganda and South Africa. ONE8 is taking centre stage on this project and working hand-in-hand with a Chicago based international megastar to harness great talents from Africa. The group will leave for Chicago, USA to record a hit song (hip-hop with strong African influence) together with an international artiste. This collaboration of African Artistes is the biggest and most significant step towards putting Africa’s entertainers under one music label to offer exceptional exposure and experience for African artistes on the international stage. Fans can follow ONE8 around the clock on their website: www.myone8.com
Dandy Crazy & Mampi in Nottingham
DANDY Crazy the man to watch if anyone wants to be entertained in Zambia He arrived on Friday for the UK Nottingham 46th Zambia Independence celebrations.
No doubt, he is such a thrill, who will leave his patrons yearning for more each time he walks off the stage. This is what he will do this weekend when he performs in Nottingham on 30 October 2010
Dandy will share the stage with the delectable Mampi (pictured above).
Dandy and Mampi both have great stage work and it’s a ‘must see’ show.