Despite rumours and stories that had been published previous months, P’jay and Baby Jay are still together! They have just become private and less public about their relationship.
Baby Jay works as a presenter for Y-Zone Kitwe and she is currently in Lusaka visiting her Future, P’Jay. They have been touring Lusaka for a while now and sources that have seen them are saying they are happily together and look very much in love.
The diva gave us a preview of her coming album which she entitled ” True born star”
We have loved all her songs so far and surely this album does not look like it will dissappoint.
Go and get yourself a copy and enjoy.
Over the past days, our Zed Celebs were scheduled to perform on the international waters and some went to the UK, whereas some were just a few hours from home, South Africa, and some as far as the US.
Here we have captured Petersen, Dalisoul, Afunika and P’jay in England.
EZM Magazine carried out a survey on who the Top 5 biggest Zambian Artistes are; Believe me it was’nt easy compiling the list, we have so many talented Artistes who are doing it big, but we only needed five(5). The Artistes are rated according to the number of votes we recieved. Does your favourite Artiste hold a spot on our Top 5 list?? Read on to find out:
# 5 :MAMPI
This diva came on the music scene with the hit song Maloza, Mampi is doing massively she has earned herself international recognition, we at EZM are so proud of the Diva. She is with no doubt the true defination of a diva hustler. She hustled her way to the top and did’nt let any one bring her down because she knows exactly why she’s in the game.
#4 Pjay “The Future” and Chef
The #4 spot is being shared by Pjay and Chef.
Has the voice to die for, he has’nt been in the game for a longtime but he is doing amazing things, when he features in a song best believe the song becomes a HIT instantly.
On the other hand has brought a different touch to Hiphop, I am a huge fan of his music “Tutu” been my personal favourite. And did you know that Chef is MarkII’ Brother?
#3 SLAP Dee
Claim to fame “So che” this song did wonders for him, it saw him climb the ladder of success. Slap dee won an award last year at the Born and Bred awards for his song Nichigwile we would’nt be surprised to see him scope another award this year he has some great videos to his name.
#2 ZONE FAM
This group came on the scene with a Baaaaaang!! I can still feel it. With hit songs like; Shaka Zulu on ’em, Ndine Chikali, Man dem and etc to their name they are headed to the top for sure. Their style is unique and has so much creativity to it, they have brought a different feel to hiphop. They are doing something which we have never seen before.
#1 MARKII Aka Dj Buga
This dude can not only Flow he can sing too, that some talent right there. His handwork has made him the Peoples’ favourite, his music is so diverse it keeps you on the edge. I am eager to know what hes going to sing about next:-). MarkII’ music is making rounds everywhere. We wish Umupondo MarkII all the best in his music career.
By: Memory Kalima
We are coming close to the end of the year and a alot of artists are now bringing out their hits and videos for the years Born and Bred Awards to mention a few.
Zone Fam have been extremely impressive this year with their hit songs and videos and still are leading the charts with their major hits, “Mbama” Ndine Chikali” Shaka Zulu on Em”. This has even earned them a nomination spot with this years Channel O’s awards which will take part in November and not to mention the release of their first studio album ” Foreign Exchange” . Slapdee has also been impressive this year and diva Kay who has proven to be one of the best females the industry has had has also taken the radio waves and TVs by storm.
1. Zone Fam
7. Macky ll
10. Dandy Krazy
In collaboration with Zed Beats and Zambezi Radio.
EZM MAGAZINE caught up with Dj Tabs Chauke. Most of you readers might not know him but he has played and is playing a very important role in promoting Zambian music and artists in Southern Africa. He has promoted shows with one of the biggest names in the industry, Mampi,P’Jay, Dalisoul, JK,Danny,Kay just to mention a few. We wanted our readers to find more about Dj Tabs whose real name is Tabene and why he does what he does and what makes it all worth it.
“EZM Magazine” What are your real names? Tabene Mfune Chauke
“EZM Magazine” Tell us about your back ground, age, education.I have a very interesting background. I was brought up in Chililabombwe Zambia, went to school at Kamenza Primary and moved to Lusaka when my parents retired and moved to Malawi. I was fortunate enough to have relatives around to look after me whilst I did my education in Lusaka at Kabulonga Boys. My uncle Duncan Mfune and Uncle Shubert Mfune were very kind to shelter me and support me financially. It would be very unfair not to mention my sister first cousin Triness Nyirongo and the Husband MR Nyirongo who also supported me financially and encouraged me to complete my studies. They were instrumental in finding me a place at a boarding school in Ndola at Chiwala Secondary School. I did my Grade 10 to Grade 12 at Chiwala Secondary School. I think you would have noticed by now that I have dodged from making mention of years in my story because I would like people to keep guessing my age. All I can say is that I qualify to be called a legend…Lol On a serious note; I would like to thank God Almighty for being there for me in all that I have achieved and for keeping me young and healthy especially in these challenging times. These blessings include my beautiful wife Mirriam and my two kids Donice and Mahara… I’m a very blessed guy! I did further my studies right here is SA at the Gordon institute of Business Science affiliated to Pretoria University where I studied fundamentals of Business Management and Program of Management Development. I also did some IT studies in Network Security and Information Security Management. I have recently done a Diploma in Data Privacy and Information Security Management with Deloitte. All these studies are due to my corporate work which I’m still fully involved at ABSA Private Bank in a Governance role.
“EZM” What made you want to become a DJ? From my young age I loved dancing to good music and my mum told me I was going to be famous one day and I believed. One thing to mention as well is that I am a man of talents and that is why I said I’m a blessed guy. I was an athlete (100 m & 200 m sprinter & was always NO.1), I played soccer during my school time and many friends believed I was going to be a famous soccer player in the European League and when they hear I’m a professional DJ, they wonder where this came from though they connect it to my life style of loving music as I was growing up. I continued playing soccer when I came to South Africa and played for big teams like Jomo Cosmos, Amazulu and Wits. Even if I played soccer, there was something in me that made me continue loving music. At one point I thought maybe I can sing but that proved to be wrong as I don’t have voice to sing. But every time I went clubbing, I was emulating the DJ’s and I could suggest the next song and it would work. Every time there was a house party, I was always close to the music system to play for the people around and that was using tapes and not even CD’s. To rewind or forward a song, I used to use a pen so as to keep the music flowing….phew, those were the days.
“EZM” Which places and people have you worked with? I have mostly worked here in SA. However, because of the events I do, I have had opportunities to come to Zambia to open Club Vegas in Kitwe alongside Lusaka’s finest DJ Bizzy Wizzy & Cash money from ZNBC and I also went to Malawi and played at Chez temba Blantyre and Menstang Club “not sure about the spelling” also in Blantyre. I have also worked with DJ Dino Bravo who has been my inspiration over the years as I used to watch him play in the clubs here in SA and hustle him for music which he always shares. I have also worked with Club Cantare in Fourways Monticasino, Club La Lunar Brynston, Café De Oasis in Rosettenville South of Johannesburg and my first Show was at Club Moloko now called Hush. And Now I’m doing my Dance Parties on Friday Nights at the News Café Sandton and Chill Out Sessions on Saturday Nights and Sunday Afternoons for the Soul Sessions at the Bushveld Lounge in Craighall.
“EZM” How did you find yourself in S.A.? South Africa is my second home because I have roots from Northern part of SA in Giyane. Hence the name Chauke. When I came to SA I was coming back home and at the same time to look for opportunities.
“EZM” What made you want to introduce Zambian musicians to S.A?. My introduction tells it all.Being brought up in Zambia and knowing that there is talent which is not properly represented around the world, I thought the best place to start would be SA as I’m already here. I think my dream to expose ZED music in SA is coming true because people of all races are responding very well. I’m the first DJ to play Zambian music in cosmopolitan places. I currently play at the biggest most popular News Café in the country and I make sure Zambian music is on my play list. I have actually brought the African feel to News Café as I do blend in African music in my sets and people of all races are enjoying what I’m doing. I guess this is why I’m called DJ Tabs The African Mixer! If it comes to Bushveld lounge, every Zambian living in SA knows the African mixer because that’s where they get to listen to Zambian music old and new starting from Mulemena Boys or Paul Ngozi music to Oga Family, Kay, PJ, B1, Chika, Afunika, Dandy Krazy, Dalisoul, Mampi, JK, OC, Ozzy, Petersen, MC Wabwino, Exile, Leo Muntu, Maya, B Flow, C Flow, Danny or Crisis Mr Swag himself. I know I have left out a lot but I tried.Lol
“EZM” Which shows will you always remember? All my shows have been very successful in terms of the support I receive from the Zambians leaving in SA and other supporters of Zambian music from Malawi, Zimbabwe, Angola, Namibia and SA to mention a few . Apart from being successful with the shows, there is a lot to learn.
“EZM” Why do you think that Zambian artists have a very hard time getting shows out side the country? Firstly, we need to get more Zambians believing in their product and most importantly Zambian companies are not doing enough to support Zambian talent. I must mention though that Zambezi Airlines has always come to the party when called upon. The Artists themselves are not united. They need to start having healthy competition and not breaking one another. I have observed that there is no unity amongst the artists. My one ngwe advice to the artist is that they need to be focused in this game and you need to be consistent. I see most of the artists without mentioning names; they lose very quickly as when they make a hit. Artists must also start working closely with the DJ’s as without them, their music cannot be heard. They must not only think Zambia, they must think big… collaborate with other African artists or even Overseas artist like the Nigerians are doing. Big up to JK for his One8 project which was a success. We need to see more of that. I saw Danny connected as well with some SA Producers to which I was impressed. I’m just waiting though for the results from that project. When I play Zambian music, people think its Nigerian music until I mention to them. So in a nutshell, Zambian Artist must start believing and doing the right thing.
“EZM” Who is your Zambian favorite artist? There is a lot of talent in Zambia and it will be unfair to single out one or two artists. However, it is worth mentioning the ones I have worked with. My personal opinion is that JK’s vocal ability is out of this world. Unfortunately, that ability cannot be taught as it is a God given gift. I’m not saying everyone must sing like him because God gives different vocals although some vocals can be similar. But having had said that, I have enjoyed working with all the artists I invited to SA as they stood out in their own respect i.e. K’millian, Ozzy, Petersen, Mampi, Dalisoul,PJ, Danny, Afunika, Kay, Chika and of not forgetting my man DJ Bizzy Wizzy. I’m happy to mention that the artists are also getting the exposure in SA and many local artists have shown interest to work with them. It’s up to the artists to follow through on such opportunities.
“EZM” What motivates you to do what you do? The exciting part of my life journey is to knowing that God is on my side. Life is full of challenges and without God nothing can be achieved. Apart from waking up and knowing that you are the bread winner, I’m also a self motivated individual. I never give up on my dreams no matter what negative I encounter. If anything, when I encounter negativity, I transform it into a positive.
Dj Tabs has a show this Saturday September 3rd with diva Mampi, Dalisoul, O.C and one of EZM’s own favorite Dj Bizzy Wizzy.
One of the freshest and cutest couples went through a break-up but has pictures and people saying that they are back together!!