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Brian Mumba Kasoka Bwembya
Brian Mumba Kasoka Bwembya (born November 12) better known by his stage name B Flow (also written as B'Flow or B-Flow), is a Zambian Dancehall and Hip Hop Artist, Media Entrepreneur, Non-political Social Commentator, Social Justice Advocate, Part Time Radio Presenter, Peer Educator and Founder of Music For Change Initiative. He is also the current Chairperson of the HIV/AIDS and Social Commentary (HASC) committee of the Zambia Association of Musicians (ZAM). He is also a global ambassador in the fight against with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) B Flow also took a new direction with his music, changing his genre to what is now known as “KaliDanceHall” ( A mix of traditional Zambian Kalindula music and Dance Hall ). In November 2016, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) named B Flow as one of the 16 voices of activism against gender-based violence around the world.
B Flow was born in Kabwe on 12 November. He was raised by his grandmother Matilda Chiti-Byrne and his mother Mirriam Mulenga Mumba Byrne, a policewoman. B Flow cames from a family of Zambian musicians which include Chris Mbewe of The Great Witch Band, Anna Mwale of The Mwale Sisters and Ras Willie.
At the age of 8 him and his friends played a small band by turning pots and buckets into drums and making Banjos (non-electric guitars) using tins, planks and strings. Among that band B Flow was the only one who is now a professional musician. B Flow's first album Mpu mpu mpu (meaning heartbeat)was released in 2009. The album earned B Flow recognition at the 2009 Zambia Ngoma Awards and his second solo album called 'No More Kawilo' was released in 2011(meaning no more loneliness). His third album 'Voiceless Woman' was released in 2013. His fifth album Dear Mama a dedication to his mother was released in 2016.
Awards and nominations
|2009||Ngoma Awards||Best pcoming artist of the year against||Nominated|
|2009||Born and Bred Awards||best Ragga Video Of The Year||Nominated|
|2009||Hone Fm||Best Upcoming Artist of the year.||Nominated|
|2010||Radio Phoenix/Zain||Best Collaboration Of The Year.||Nominated|
|2011||Radio Phoenix||Best Song Of The Year||Nominated|
|2011||Born & Bred Video Awards||Best Conscious Video||Won|
|2012||Born & Bred Video Awards||Best Dance hall Video||Won|
|2013||Zambian Music Awards||Best Dancehall Artist||Nominated|
|2014||Zambian Music Awards||Best Mainstream Album||Nominated|
|Best Collaboration Song||Nominated|
|Best Dance hall Artist||Won|
|Best Dance hall Album||Won|
|2014||Born & Bred Awards||Best Conscious Video||Nominated|
|Best Dance hall Video||Nominated|
|Best Collaboration Video||Nominated|
|Most Educative Album||Won|
|2017||Kwacha Music Awards||Best International Achievement||Nominated|
|Best Humanitarian Award||Won|
|Best Artist (Central Province||Nominated|
|Best Conscious Song (Know Your Status) - B Flow & Just Slim||Nominated|
|Mpu Mpu Mpu|
|No More Kawilo|
Images for kids
B'Flow on stage at the independence stadium in Lusaka. (2016)
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