B Flow

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B Flow
B Flow on stage 03.jpg
Born
Brian Mumba Kasoka Bwembya

November, 12
Other names
  • B Flow
  • Dancehall Champion [1]
  • Mr Chant-it-on
Occupation
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
Years active2005-present
Labels
  • Music For Change
  • Romaside (Former)
  • ZedWay
  • K-Army
Associated acts

Brian Mumba Kasoka Bwembya (born November 12) better known by his stage name B Flow (also written as B'Flow or B-Flow), is a Zambian Dancehall and Hip Hop Artist, Media Entrepreneur, Non-political Social Commentator, Social Justice Advocate, Part Time Radio Presenter, Peer Educator and Founder of Music For Change Initiative. He is also the current Chairperson of the HIV/AIDS and Social Commentary (HASC) committee of the Zambia Association of Musicians (ZAM).[3] He is also a global ambassador in the fight against with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) B Flow also took a new direction with his music, changing his genre to what is now known as “KaliDanceHall” ( A mix of traditional Zambian Kalindula music and Dance Hall ). In November 2016, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) named B Flow as one of the 16 voices of activism against gender-based violence around the world.[4][5][6]

Biography[change | change source]

Early life[change | change source]

B Flow was born in Kabwe on 12 November. He was raised by his grandmother Matilda Chiti-Byrne and his mother Mirriam Mulenga Mumba Byrne, a policewoman. B Flow cames from a family of Zambian musicians which include Chris Mbewe of The Great Witch Band, Anna Mwale of The Mwale Sisters and Ras Willie.

The Beginning[change | change source]

At the age of 8 him and his friends played a small band by turning pots and buckets into drums and making Banjos (non-electric guitars) using tins, planks and strings. Among that band B Flow was the only one who is now a professional musician. B Flow's first album Mpu mpu mpu (meaning heartbeat)was released in 2009. The album earned B Flow recognition at the 2009 Zambia Ngoma Awards and his second solo album called 'No More Kawilo' was released in 2011(meaning no more loneliness). His third album 'Voiceless Woman' was released in 2013. His fifth album Dear Mama a dedication to his mother was released in 2016.[7]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Award Category Result
2009 Ngoma Awards Best pcoming artist of the year against Nominated
2009 Born and Bred Awards best Ragga Video Of The Year Nominated
2009 Hone Fm Best Upcoming Artist of the year. Nominated
2010 Radio Phoenix/Zain Best Collaboration Of The Year. Nominated
2011 Radio Phoenix Best Song Of The Year Nominated
2011 Born & Bred Video Awards Best Conscious Video Won
2012 Born & Bred Video Awards Best Dance hall Video Won
2013 Zambian Music Awards Best Dancehall Artist Nominated
2014 Zambian Music Awards Best Mainstream Album Nominated
Best Collaboration Song Nominated
Best Dance hall Artist [8] Won
Best Dance hall Album Won
2014 Born & Bred Awards Best Conscious Video Nominated
Best Dance hall Video Nominated
Best Collaboration Video Nominated
Most Educative Album [9] Won
2017 Kwacha Music Awards[10][11][12][13] Best International Achievement Nominated
Best Humanitarian Award Won [13][10]
Best Artist (Central Province Nominated[13]
Best Conscious Song (Know Your Status) - B Flow & Just Slim Nominated [13]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

List of studio albums, with selected information
Title Album details Certification
Mpu Mpu Mpu
Dabo Trabo
No More Kawilo
Voiceless Woman
Dear Mama

References[change | change source]

  1. "B Flow Zambia's dancehall champion". BBC Africa. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  2. "10 Things I Love About Zambia". Okayafrica. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  3. "B Flow Biography". Zambian Music Blog. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  4. "Flow named global hero". Daily Mail. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  5. "Ending violence in 16 days: United Nations agency shows shocking advert of woman using make-up to show violence". independent. 25 November 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  6. "Sixteen voices for change". independent. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  7. "B-Flow launches 'Dear Mama'". Zambia Daily Mail. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  8. "ZMAs 2014 An evening of music and awards". Zambian Music Charts. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  9. "ZMAs 2014 An evening of music and awards". UKZambians. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "2017 Kwacha Music Awards | Complete Winners List". Zambian Music Blog. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  11. "2017 Kwacha Music Awards Nominations". Kwacha Music Awards. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  12. "Voting Kicks Off In the 1st Kwacha Music Awards". X-duey. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 "Sun FM Unveils "2017 Kwacha Music Awards" Check out the Nominees". Zambian Music Blog. Retrieved 21 July 2017.