It has been an eventful 2021 for Zambian artists as they solidified their fan base with new albums and EPs.
The new releases came with a lot of talent giving hope for a better tomorrow for Zed artists.
After a long wait and excitement from fans and music lovers, Kalandanya Music Promotion serial hitmaker Yo Maps released his long-awaited debut album, Komando, released via Boomplay Music.
Komando is a thirteen-track Album featuring top-notch Zambian artists Bobby East, Mumba Yachi, Slapdee, Jay Rox, Exile, Namadingo, Roberto, Tiye P, Chef 187, Shenky, and Nigerian singer Temi.
On his social pages, Yo Maps wrote, “Difficult roads always lead to beautiful destinations.” The goal for me has always been to create beautiful music! The inspiration behind this masterpiece is my past experiences which have also been the push factor throughout my music career and the making of my album ‘Komando.’
Zambian sensational singer and songwriter Tyce officially released his long-awaited body of work dubbed “Nostalgic.” consists of 18 solid tracks.
The Nostalgia album filled with hits and great features from the likes Macky 2, Drifta Trek, Neo, Alpha Romeo, Daxon and Jae Cash. All the songs on Nostalgic album where mixed and mastered by KB and Big Bizzy for K-Amy.
Headphone Music top dog, Jay Rox released his much anticipated 6th studio album themed “Enigma“. The album featured new wave and sku artist of the likes of Umusepela Chile, Macky2, Slapdee, Ern Chawama, Yo Maps & Zar The Supreme just to mention a few he also tapped Tanzanian musician, songwriter and recording artist Raymond Shaban Mwakyusa, better known by his stage name Rayvanny, signed under WCB Wasafi Records label under Diamond Platnumz.
However Jay Rox said this project was inspired by the phrase he uses to define the current state of artistic mood him right now and it actually feels like his first ever album and all the inspiration he picked for this album has taken him to vulnerability.
This body of work, comprises of exciting fusions with talented musician, amazing riddims, and his own mastery of course, The project was a mended rifts between his fans, DJs and good music lover.
Bon Appetit (Deluxe) – Chef 187
‘Bon Appetit’ is the name of the deluxe edition of Chef 187’s album from Nexus Music Entertainment. He released it in February 2021. The 11-trackc album was a follow up of yet another famous album ‘Bon Appetit’ which he released in 2019.Some of the top artists featured on the album include; Umusepela Crown, Prophet Malachi Ngandu and Bow Chase, Izrael and Afunika.
5.Vjeezy-Fuego Vol 2
Fuego Vol 2 – VJeezy
Renowned DJ VJeezy in November released ‘Fuego’ Volume 2. He featured both established and upcoming artists. They include; Jae Cash and Chef 187, Mic Burner, Jay Rox, Slapdee, Alpha Romeo, Macky 2, T-Sean and Tommy D. Others are Bow Chase, Cinori XO, and Chuzhe.
The album has 21 tracks. The Nexus Music Entertainment artist featured Tim, Tiye P, Chef 187, W.A.X, Scott, Kunkeyeni Tha Jedi, Bow Chase and Izrael among others.
The album is a powerful gift for Zambia delivered in amazing and fascinating rap composition by the rap queen herself, Bombshell. It emphasizes on women empowerment and calls for unity in order to make “a village a better place”.
They call her ‘The Queen of the South’ and her latest release ‘FREE’ album speaks to this much. She featured the likes of Jay Rox, LJ Mojo, Tay Grin, SoundBowy, JaDon and Dimpo Williams among others.
9.KB KILLER BEATS
The Nexus Music Entertainment CEO released ‘Love & Heart Break album as a token of appreciation for his fans. The 12-track album features multi-genre artists that include; Neo, Kantu, Jorzi, T-Sean, Frank RO, Daxon and Nova.
New and Award winning artist Ambuya unleashed his debut Album this year. Ambuya managed to unleash his album which is dubbed LIMBA containing 24 tracks.
The album features popular Zambian artists like Chimzy Kelly and General Kanene among other artists.