Following his commendable work as an artiste sharing the concept of Music for Change to the world, B-Flow has continued his inspirational journey in America as a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow.
B-Flow, whose real name is Brian Bwembya, has since been awarded the chance to extend his stay in the US and have Professional Development Experience through President Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI).
“I begin this new month in this new house with this new job in this New York,” he announced via his official Facebook page on Monday this week.
“I’ve been given this nice apartment YES. I’ve been awarded an opportunity to stay and work in the US (for some time) for my Professional Development Experience.”
B-Flow will work in the field of music, events and company management with an American company called OK AFRICA in New York. The company focuses on raising the profile of African artists on a global stage.
B-Flow thanked President Obama and the US government for recognising his work and for sponsoring his trip.
He also thanked the US government for connecting him to different organisations and investing in the enhancement of his work through the YALI programme.
“Thank you for that powerful speech that has gone viral in which you gave me credit for my music and told the world how proud you are to partner with me in development,” B Flow said to President Obama on Facebook.
B-Flow has promised his Zambian fans that he will be opening his company, “MUSIC FOR CHANGE” when he returns home and is now inspired to inspire more people.
His YALI Profes s ional Development Experience comes after he spent six weeks at Wagner College, a private, national liberal arts college founded in 1883 and located atop Grymes Hill in the New York City borough of Staten Island, where he was honoured as an International Associate.
Early into his YALI experience, B-Flow had the rare privilege to get into the studio with 16 time-grammy award-winning producer, Thom Russo, who has produced for renowned artists such as Michael Jackson, Baby Face, Faith Evans, Jay Z and Brian McKnight.