Interview with upcoming Zambian artist

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JESSE

Jesse is an upcoming Zambian RnB singer. His songs fuse English, Bemba and Nyanja.

KAPA187: Welcome to the interview, for the readers who do not know you, can u tell us a bit about yourself.

JESSE: My full name is Jesse Phiri, born in Lusaka, Zambia, 23 years ago. I am the fourth in a family of 6. Currently, I am a graduate with a Diploma in Insurance and I am also an RnB Artist.

KAPA187: How long have u been doing music and what was your inspiration to start?

JESSE: I started singing solo in church at the age of 6. To be honest, no one really inspired me to start singing. I just remember my mom choosing and helping me to learn songs that I would sing. But of course along the way I developed interest in some well renowned singers such as Mainza Chipenzi and R. Kelly to mention a few, who have inspired me to what I am today.

KAPA187: What is your motto, or advice you live by?

JESSE: In everything that you do, every noble cause that you endeavor, put GOD first and apply your best effort

KAPA187: If you could be any singer in the whole for a day, who would it be and why?

JESSE: I wouldn’t want to be anyone else but me because I believe I am a unique and special singer and I delight in what I do.

KAPA187: What has been your biggest achievement since starting your music career?

JESSE: My biggest achievement to date would be reaching the last 5 from 30 contestants of “The Ultimate Slinger Season 2”, a very tough and challenging but educative singing contest. It is a Sling Beats/ZNBC initiative. Unfortunately I had to withdraw from the contest due to circumstances beyond my control.

KAPA187: Do you write your own songs, and do u have any plans of releasing an album?

JESSE: Yes I do write my own songs, I have plans of releasing an album as soon as possible but first I am looking to establish myself in the Zambian music industry as a force to reckon with.

KAPA187: Nakupeza is a nice song. How did it come about?

JESSE: Nakupeza is a concept that I have always had. When I got the beat to the song and wrote, everything just fell in place. I intended Nakupeza to not only be a wedding song but also for anyone who has found ‘the one’.

KAPA187: where do u see yourself in the next 5 years?

JESSE: I see myself as an internationally recognized artist/inspiration/role model with so much to offer to my country.

KAPA187: Do you do any vocal training?

JESSE: I have attained beginner’s level of voice training at the moment. Am awaiting to start intermediate voice training soon.

KAPA187: Where can your fans listen to your music.

JESSE: Facebook/jesse Zambia and reverbnation

THE MUSIC

Jesse is new to the music industry and hasn’t released a lot of music. A stand out track that has releases is Nikupeza. This is a song for those who have found that special someone.

NIKUPEZA


another good song of his is Nikukonda

NIKUKONDA


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28 COMMENTS

  1. JESSE, have you ever asked your fellow zambian musicians the difference between music and insults?

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    • Dont Kubeba ….
      yes i have and thats a growing trend that am gona fight to chnge. When asked, most of them cant even give a straight answer and just end up with the ‘it sells like hot cake’ answer.

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  2. I wld lv to listn to his music this guy sounds lyk he knws wat he is doing and belivz in himslf….

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  3. i like it all the song from u boy , keep it coming bro . am also producer i lived 8 years in zambia but am thinkin to come one day again there and to bring new musicien whos has talent to work with me

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  4. Jesse has a good voice….this is not chileya. I put him in the PJ, JK ranks and he has potential. keep it up young man

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  5. k mushota i dont know why people think England is the shit like kamushota after all you live with the brits in a backward society led by the queen so socialistic brits are backwards and snobish common the Apartments are dirty and theres less job diversity come to the States

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  6. Ba Lusaka Times usually singers/dancers(Michael Jackson etc) are  called artistes That identifies them from artiists (Picasso, you knoow those who paint or draw)

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  7. Thank you so so so much people I’m really humbled and I guarantee you I will work harder. Nakupeza is being redone for my album so it will start getting enough rounds on radio after the album version is done. THANX AGAIN PEOPLE.

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