Brawen is an upcoming rapper, singer and performer signed to Helium Prime Media
KAPA187: Briefly tell us about yourself
Brawen: My names are Kombe Eddie Besa off course known as Brawen when it comes to my music and entertainment side of life, i was born around 21:05 hours on July 19th of the year 1996 and i am a third born in the family of four guys. I love music and am usually made happy by every piece that comes together to form music, i won’t forget to say my life is based on the kindness and grace of GOD.
KAPA187: You started rapping at an early age of 13. What made you take it up more seriously?
Brawen: I took up music more serious respectively as a result of the inspiration and motivation I got after doing my first song(That’s enough).I felt the impact that music brought on me and it was something that was building me up into someone with a free mind generally expressing myself through the music so i just couldn’t let go. I mean the passion i have couldn’t let me.
KAPA187: Tell us how it felt when you won the chance to be on the remix of Eddie Black’s hit single “where are you”
Brawen: Firstly I have always been a huge fan of Eddie Black, if not I wouldn’t have seen the post about the “where are you” remix. I honestly felt and knew that the long awaited journey had begun after I received that call from Eddie Black saying i won the competition. In my imagination was me sitting at home and watching my video for the “where are you”remix.On top of it i had a huge celebration in my heart and soul because finally i was signed under a record label called Helium Prime Media.Oppotunities came and went away but this one is what i was looking for so it was a new day for me.
KAPA187: Hip hop in Zambia right now is the most popular genre of music. With many new artists coming onto the scene. What is it that separates you from the rest?
Brawen: I am usually separated from all these other upcoming artists by the fact that i don’t rap or talk about things that i don’t have. I don’t brag about money, cars or a big mansion that i don’t have instead i choose to brag about my lord because he is all i got. I choose to be a voice for the voiceless or a mouthpiece that lives to promote what’s good for mankind because I have noticed we care too much about things that really don’t matter. At this point I want to say i am not scared to be different.
KAPA187: Being that you are still young is furthering your education a priority or are you concentrating on your music career?
Brawen: Honestly, my concentration is on the music. It’s just not music to me, its part of my life rather so i will further my education but honestly it will still bring me back to music.
KAPA187: What does the word “Success” mean to you? What do you feel you need to achieve in order to be considered a successful artist?
Brawen: To me success is achieving every dream we have and being an inspiration to both people who believed and never believed in the dreams we had. To be a successful artist i feel like i need to get my music heard by everyone (young and the old) not because I am a genius but because I speak in the language everyone understands and that language is reality.
KAPA187: Who are some of the artists that inspire you, both locally and internationally?
Brawen: I am inspired by the likes of Lecrea,Trip Lee,Pompi,Eddie Black,KB, Mc jin,Magg 44, Chef,Abel Chungu,Andy mineo,Tedashi,Da truth,Flame,Chris Brown,Kendrick Lamar,Slap dee,T.i,Ace hood,Drake,Papa san,Mali music,Jay rox,a.k.a,Ice prince,J cole and many others.
KAPA187: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Brawen: In the next five years i see myself busy on a daily basis, moving in and out of the country spreading the love, with at least two albums and a few awards.
KAPA187: Do you have any hidden talents?
Brawen: Apart from music I can also play football but I have come to realize and understand that my passion is in the music and not football.
KAPA187: Any last words for your fans…
Brawen: My last words to my fans are nothing more than just a big thank you to everybody who has been taking their time to download and share my music. I believe without each one of you i honestly can’t be what i am today and i want you to keep on supporting Brawen music because you are the reason i do what i do. Always remember to keep the love, support and unity at 100, nothing less until nothing is left.
Helium Prime Media presents, Lekeni Iloke which means ‘Let it rain’ in Bemba . The first single under the label by newly signed artist Brawen. The song was produced by Trudon. On Lekeni Iloke, Brawen is asking God to let Blessings rain him.
It features talented singer, rapper and producer Church who comes in on the Chorus and second verse.
Download the song here