Zambian Hip-Hop sensational mainstream Rapper Chanda Mbao comes through a final peace of the puzzle, a jam tagged “The Final Wave” featuring Skales, Jay Rox & Scott.
A year later, post the release of Chanda’s mixtape ‘The Patriot,’ the single was given visuals that skyrocketed the song to regional fame, culminating in the release of ‘The Bigger Wave,’ a collaboration with South African and Mozambican heavyweights Da L.E.S and Laylizzy. The song earned number 1 chart positions in Zambia, spreading and being playlisted on radio in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and other countries.
During a fortuitous meeting at an event performance, Nigerian artist Skales heard the song ‘Wave’ and requested to be a part of the record to represent for Nigeria. Thus, ‘The Final Wave’ was born. Bringing together the best of Zambia and Nigeria, this record marks a fitting final scene in the trilogy, which is poised to cement the song’s legacy in Zambian history. Not only did the song cross borders, it also changed the way a remix was rolled out and the lifespan of a song and its subsequent remixes.
Coming off of a big year in 2019, with the Gemini Major collaboration ‘Money Gang’ and his Trace Africa #1 ‘Too Much’, it seems Chanda is intent on taking Zambian Hip-Hop to the continent. With two SA radio #1 chart positions for ‘Money Gang’ and multiple Zambian #1 radio positions, the effectiveness of Mbao and his team are now without question.
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