Chanda Mbao recently announced that he will be premiering the long-awaited music video for his number 1 international hit, Money Gang, which features Malawian super-producer and artist, Gemini Major. The premiere will be screened on the international TV station Trace Urban, making Chanda the first Zambian artist to premiere a video with the station. Trace Urban airs internationally in Africa and Europe and is considered the bigger sister to Trace’s ‘Trace Africa’ channel.
The big news of the premiere comes fresh after Mbao premiered the video for a private audience in South Africa where industry professionals and artists were in attendance to support an initiative he created and funded alongside head of 16 Bars Reloaded frontwoman Spoken Priestess. Dubbed the ‘SADC Money Gang Link-up,’ the event aimed to further regional integration in the areas of music and entertainment, allowing artists from all parts of the region to share their talent and collaborate. Apart from using the platform to promote his hit single, the initiative was about embracing the richness of Southern Africa’s artists and embarking upon a journey to collaborate and create a larger regional block for music as has been done in other sectors. Chanda remarked at the event how banking, retail and other corporate industries have already taking a regional and continental view but for some reason music continues to be very siloed.
Held at the J&B Hive in Braamfontein Johannesburg, the ‘SADC Money Gang Link up’ represented a melting pot of young African talent. It was a showcase of artists from genres including Hip-Hop and Reggae/Dancehall who showcased their talent via displays and performances; participating artists included Kid X (South Africa), Buffalo Souljah (Zimbabwe), Ason (Mozambique) and, of course, our very own Chanda Mbao.
To catch Chanda Mbao’s latest video, tune into Trace Urban (DSTV Channel 325) today June 13th at the following times. Subscribe to his Youtube channel below to catch it when it drops digitally.
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