By LIFESTYLE REPORTER
Sampa the Great, the singer, rapper and songwriter, will tonight Friday November 25th be performing live at the Music Club.
According to a press release, the Zambia’s very own award-winning Hip-Hop star will release her highly-anticipated third studio album and perform alongside critically-acclaimed recording artistes including, Chef 187, Natasha Chansa and DJ Switcher.
Born in Ndola on August 9, 1993, Sampa Tembo, known professionally as Sampa the Great, has been based in Australia between 2014-2020 where she has already racked up 3 stellar albums: Birds & the Bee9 released in 2017, winning her the Australian music prize a US $30,000 cash award modelled on the Mercury prize; 2019s The Return & the soon-to-be-launched As Above, So Below.
Her latest album earned Sampa international stardom when her song, ‘Never Forget’, featuring Chef 187, was used as the soundtrack to the Hollywood blockbuster movie, ‘Wakanda Forever,’ the Black Panther sequel, out in cinemas nationwide this month.
While remaining one of the world’s most daring artistes to continually challenge and connect visions of self, African womanhood and the African diaspora to a greater conversation in an eagerly listening global community, at its simplest, As Above, So Below is an engrossing, cathartic and joyous record to cherish today, and for years to come.
Commenting on the forthcoming show as key sponsors, Stanbic Bank Head Brand & Marketing, Eric Ngondo, hailed the landmark concert, saying the Bank was proud to support and promote home-grown artistes.
“Stanbic Bank is proud to partner with Sampa in promoting her music to a wider audience. As a financial services institution, it is our duty to support Zambian artistes to provide them with a platform to enable them inspire millions of young people to be the very best version of themselves! And we believe Sampa, at such a young age, already embodies the spirit of national unity courage and artistic brilliance we are excited about, Mr. Ngondo said.