Franciar is the new girl in the music industry that is both beautiful and talented. She does not take off her clothes to gain popularity but with a beauty like hers even when she has clothes on she is still called the “Sex symbol” EZM Magazine had an interview with the diva and we wanted to find out what was underneath all of the beauty and what talent, goals and aspirations the singer and rapper has for her future and career.
“EZM” Who is Franciar?
“Franciar” I started singing at the age of six, I am 19 years of age and I was born in a family of 8 and I am the last born. I completed school in 2008 at Matero girl’s secondary school.
“EZM” When did you start singing?
“Franciar” I joined the industry last year December with umutokofyompo.
“EZM” Which Zambian artists inspired you?
“Franciar “ Mampi has always been a big inspiration to me and I have been inspired by her music and influenced me to pursue my music career.
“EZM” Your first hit was mixture of Rap and singing, are you a singer or a rapper?
“Franciar” I am both a singer and a rapper but am more on the singing side.
“EZM” What are the challenges you have faced as a female artists?
“Franciar” Being a Zambian female artist has brought different kinds of challenges which I can’t manage to spot out all but mainly it is getting used to live a different kind of lifestyle as an artist. It’s so hard because once when you become a public figure and everything you do is spotted out which makes life more difficult for me. Though am getting used to be talked about every signal day both positively and negatively and that is why Mampi inspires me. The way she manages to overcome all the negativities talked about her. I am still learning how to overcome them.
“EZM” You have not released any video yet, why the wait?
“Franciar” I haven’t done any videos yet because school kept me so held up which why I only realized two tracks but am working on it.
“EZM” Your brother, Flexville Marley is also is an artist, how is it having two members in the family?
“Franciar” It’s very good and interesting and fun to be working in the same industry with my brother at least it makes a whole lot more easier and he always got my back in all angles n challenges because we face them together.
“EZM” What are your views on the Zambian Hip Hop?
“Franciar” Zed hip-hop is slowing improving and getting there but Zone Fam is already taking the number 1 spot.
“EZM” You worked at Slum Dunk Records, or you are with Ben Blazer?
“Franciar” I was working with Blazer then, but am now working with Zone Fam (Slamdunk records)
“EZM” Any competition between you and Nana?
“Franciar” Lol there’s completely no competition between Nana and I. She’s my girl we are good friends.
“EZM” What do female MC’s need to do to step up their game?
“Franciar” My view with female MC’s is for them to be real and avoid faking it. Just have your own style and swag, so that you can be unique.
“EZM” What should we expect from you in 2012 and any plans of making an album?
“Franciar” In 2012 expect tighter hits from me and definitely my album is yet to come out just a little patience because my aim is to go worldwide with my music.
“EZM” What do you have to say to all the young girls and women who look up to you?
“Franciar” Girls looking up to me, first of all I would like to appreciate their love and support in my music and I would advise you to take your talent seriously if you feel u can sing, rap, dance, act or any other talent, go for it because you never know what God has planned for you in future, use of it. If I can do it and live my dream today, then why can’t you?
“EZM” How do you handle the “Inswa Fever” The men flocking you?
“Franciar” For the inswa fever lol 🙂 I always set my boundaries to all sorts of friendships with these kind of guys I have my limits to how I relate with them and just how I carry myself around them,
“Question from an EZM reader ” How Many songs have you done?
“Franciar” So far I have only released 2 songs umutokofyomp produced by Jay Oh Be at Blazer studio n dymandy produced by Jay Roxa at Slam dunk. I have recorded 13 tracks which are yet to be released.
“EZM” Last words to your fans and those reading ?
“Franciar” To my fans I say thank you so much for your unconditional love and support without you I would not have been where I am today and where am still heading to. I pray to God that you would still believe in me so that I may prosper, thank you very much.