Kan 2

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Kan 2
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BornKantu Habanji Siachingili
(1990-04-05) April 5, 1990 (age 28)[1]
ResidenceLusaka
NationalityZambian
Other names
Occupation
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2013–present
Musical career
Genres
  • Hip hop]
  • Afro-pop [3]
  • R&B
InstrumentsVocals
Labels
Associated acts

Kantu Habanji Siachingili[2](born April 5, 1990), known professionally as Kan 2,[2] is an Zambian singer, songwriter, and is an Ambassador to the Triple V Campaign. She first came onto the Zambian music scene when she featured on Slapdee’s track titled Remember. Her first single Mungeli was released in May 2014. The following year she was nominated twice at the 2015 Mosi Zambia Music Awards[3] and is the winner of the Best Female Artist award 2016 at the Zambian Music Awards. [4]

Life and career

Early life

Kantu Habanji Siachingili was born in Lusaka fifth born daughter in a family of six.[1] Kan 2 did her primary education at Adastra Primary School in Choma and secondary education at Hillcrest Technical High School in Livingstone.

She was educated at University of Zambia in 2009 where she did her first year of University where she studied for 4 years and has a Bachelor's degree in Art with Education, Geography major and history minor.

2010–2012: Career beginnings

Kan 2 was inspired by her family todo music and also in her own words she is also inspired by the American singer Brandy. In 2010 Kan 2 entered into a competition called In Tha Hood and she won the competition.[1]

In 2012, she yet entered another competition called Talent Yapa Zed. She made it to the top 10 but I did not win.

2013–Present Career

In 2013, she worked on a project for the Zambia National Arts Council called 'past to present'. In December of 2013, she signed with the record label XYZ Entertainment.[1] Her first single is titled Mungeli was released in February 2014

On the 19th of April 2016 Kan 2 resigned from XYZ Entertainment and no longer part of the label. She announced this on 30th of April, 2016 on her Facebook page.[2]

Music and election

Triple V Campaign

Triple V which stands for My Vote, My Voice, My Victory [5][6]is a voter [7][8] education project which motivates young and newly registered voters to go out and vote in the August 2016. Triple reaches out to young voters through music and social media.

The project is currently working with Kan 2,[9] B Flow and Dj 800 in undertaking roadshows. During the roadshows, the artists sensitise young people on the important of participating in elections.

Awards and nominations

  • 2015 Best traditional Album - Zambian Music Awards.
  • 2015 nominated Best Upcoming Artist - Zambian music Awards [3]
  • 2015 nominated Best Collaboration - Zambian music Awards [3]
  • 2015 nominated Best Upcoming Female - Born n Bred awards
  • 2016 won Best Female Artist - Zambian music Awards[2][4]

Discography

Selected songs

  • Alangizi
  • Koneki
  • Undecided
  • Lonely
  • Million

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Kan 2 biography". Zambuamusic.net. Retrieved 23 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Kan2 Wins Best Female Artist , Leaves XYZ after 3 years". Phil Dill. Retrieved 23 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Kan2 Profile". Terence Miselo. Retrieved 23 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Kan2 has won the Best Female Artist award". Youngwomeninaction.org.zm. Retrieved 23 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Bflow rocks hometown Kabwe the Triple V Concert". Triple V Blog site. Retrieved 25 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Kan2 & B Flow Rock Kitwe With Triple V Concert". Paul Sakala. Retrieved 23 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "CSO Coalition launches 'Triple V campaign'". Q FM Zambia. Retrieved 25 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "It's triple V for ZNWL: my Voice, my Vote, my Victory". Tiozambia.com. Retrieved 25 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Mongu Triple V concert on tomorrow". Terence Miselo. Retrieved 25 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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