Right in the heart of Lusaka, Zambia was born a group of versatile artists. Clique viral was founded in the year 2012 after group members Karry Rocka, Jerka96, Triga Aladin and Micky Mee meet at high school. They are a boy band influenced by rap music/RnB/Dancehall and Afro pop music. One can expect elements of all these genre’s in their unique sound. Clique Viral is currently an independent group with a management team, Kamikazi entertainment.
Between 2012 and 2013 the group released their first three singles ”Mbeu zakudala”, ”Im on fire” and ”weulele”, which aired first on UNZA radio and received a positive response. Two of the singles, “Im on fire”, and ”Mbeu zakudala” were accompanied by videos which were shown on local TV stations which only brought more attention to the group. The singles had such a heavy rotation on UNZA radio that the group scored their first radio interview and later that same month they were invited to perform at the 10th anniversary of Joy FM. At this point they defined ‘Mbeu zakudala’ as the heart of Clique viral; and was a defining point in the type of sound that made them stand out from the crowd, especially being a boy band.
At this point Clique Viral had released one more song titled ”Galamukani” produced by one of Zambia’s most renowned producers Shinkobeats. It was during the recording session for this song that shinko spotted the talent and decided to sign Clique under Shom C’s record label, ZeroDb. The release of the song saw the Cliques name become more known as the song was featured on more and more radio stations. Clique Viral performed ‘Galamukani’ at the Lusaka 100yrs show and at one of the local shows organised by Komboni FM and a few other stations. In the very same year, Clique Viral had collaborations with one of Zimbabwe’s rising Dance hall artist Donvert snippet for a cover of one of Zambia’s most established female artists ”Mampi” (walilowelelela).
Mid year 2014, the conglomerate released a club banger ”parte parte” which rocked the airwaves on heavy rotation and later crossed boarders making an appearance of Malawian and Zimbabwean radio stations. They followed another single called ‘Abale’, produced by shinko beats, which uplifted the status of the group even more with radio interviews on almost all radio stations in the country. The hard work and consistency of the group caught the eye of Zambia National Broadcasting Cooperation (ZNBC) to which they featured the group in an interview on one of Zambia’s most watched shows Zed connect. The Clique felt it was a good time to release some new material ; and so a few months down the line the release of their 6th studio single titled ‘Play no games’ which features fast rising RnB artiste Dimpo Williams and went on to air on all radio stations in Zambia.
Highly profiled artist, Jae cash ,released he’s cover to ‘play no games’ ; Enhancing the hype and attention behind the song.
‘Play no games’ so far has gained a huge positive response from fans and the Zambian public which has forced the group to collaborate with ikonik media house to shoot a video for the song and bring it to life visually. The visual is set to be released in July/August 2016.
Clique viral have been pushing the brands face value by appearing in Tiye p’s Badman’s video, Redwingz Efyo chinonene’s video, Tiwonenji’s Designer video as well as Koby’s Hakuna matata video.
In 2016 they released their 7th single Mazyano which also features rising star Patrickel inspector and was backed with a lot of radio interviews, shows and also premiered in Switzerland on Radio Rabe hosted by Miss BettyBoo. The band boasts some heavy local collaborations from Zambia’s heavyweights such as F jay (Urban Hype), Mumba yachi and Theresa N’gambi ; do definitely expect more and more as Clique Viral is here to stay and will be a group known across the continent soon.
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