Macky 2

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Macky 2
Mulaza Kaira.jpg
BornMulaza Kaira
( 1984 -10-10) October 10, 1984 (age 34)
Luanshya, Zambia
Other names
  • MK
  • Dj Bugar
  • Flava Boy
Occupation
  • Musician
  • Songwriter
  • Producer
Spouse(s)Cheelo Hantiinga Kaira [1]
RelativesChef 187 (Brother)
Musical career
Genres
Years active2007- Present
LabelsAlpha Entertainment

Mulaza Kaira (born 10 October 1984), also known by the stage names of Macky II, Macky 2, MK, Dj Bugar, and Flava Boy, is a Zambian hip hop musician, singer, and producer.[2][3] He is known for participating in the ninth season of Big Brother Africa, where he placed third in the competition.[4] Kaira is from Luanshya in Zambia and runs the Macky 2 Hope Foundation, which supports orphans and vulnerable children.[5] His younger brother Kondwani Kaira is also a musician and the two have performed together on stage multiple times.[6]

Music Career

Kaira began showing an interest in music in his childhood after attending the Catholic Church in Ndola.[7] In 2011 Kaira left home to travel to Lusaka, where he released his album Ndimupondo under the Digital X label with Alfa Entertainment and J-Kayo.[7] Two songs from the album, I am The President and Number 1 Fan, received radio play and were positively received by the listening community.[7] He later received the Zambia Music Award for Album of The Year in 2013 for his album Legendary.[8][9] In 2014 [10] Kaira was nominated in the Zambia Music Awards, in the categories of Best Mainstream Artist, Best Hip Hop/Rap Album and Best Collaboration.[11] [12]

Music and politics

In 2017 Macky 2 released a song titled Treason [13] produced by Shom- C[14]. In the song, Macky 2 depicts Treason as an act by a side chick who wants to take over from his wife but off course creatively manages to blend in the Motorcade issue and everything that Transpired during this year Kuomboka Ceremony. However, Macky 2 does not end there as he also mentions several issues aligned with UPND including the “ Pakalitente ” slogan.

The Tilizon song is a dance song with the concept coming from the trending Treason saga Involving UPND President Hakainde Hichilema. This has led to many listeners thinking he was actually mocking the UPND leader.

Big Brother Africa 9

Kaira was a contestant during the ninth season of Big Brother Africa, during which time some viewers stated that he was "too quiet".[15] He survived in the house for the full length of the show received a substantial amount of support from his fans and Zambians at large. He stayed in the house until the ninth and final week, when he was eliminated in third place. [16] [17] After competing in the house, D'banj of DB Records wanted to sign him but he said no due to the conditions of the contract. the issue of the contract it is said that they wanted him to vacate to Nigeria and release his first single at valentines day in 2016.

Discography

Albums

  • Legendary (2012)[18]
  • Ndimupondo
  • Too Much Influence (2012)
  • Zero to Hero (2013) [19]

Selected Songs

  1. Feeling Feeling - 2012 [20]
  2. Nangu Banchinge - 2012
  3. Mukulu - 2012
  4. Without You - 2012
  5. Too Much Influence - 2012
  6. Ngani Gelo Wandi - 2012
  7. Pamaka - 2012
  8. Why - 2012
  9. Land Lord - 2012

Awards

  • 2011 Radio 4 song of the year Born n Bred Awards- Mami (niuze)[12]
  • 2013 Album of the year Zambian Music Awards – Legendary
  • 2015 Song of the year Zambia Music Awards Mama Rebecca
  • 2016 Collabo of the year ZambiaMusic.Net Awards Lolo Lolo

Personal life

Mulaza Kaira is married to Cheelo. [1]

References

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  3. Sitenge, Abigail. "Macky 2 explains Hummer purchase". Post Zambia. Retrieved 22 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  5. Sitenge, Abigail; Kashweka, Felix. "News of Sata's death 'breaks' Macky 2". Post Zambia. Retrieved 22 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Macky 2: From 'legendary' singer to Big Brother Hotshot contender". Zambia Daily Mail. Retrieved 22 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  9. "ZAMBIA MUSIC AWARDS – NOMINEES LIST 2012". Lusaka Voice. Retrieved 22 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  11. "Zambia Music Awards 2014". Socialumiere.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Artist of the week : Macky 2". Lusaka Times. Retrieved 25 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. "MACKY 2 FIRES BACK AT HIS TILIZON SONG CRITICS". zedhypemag.com. Retrieved 2 May 2017.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. "Macky 2 Tilizon (Prod. by Shom- C)". zedhypemag. Retrieved 2 May 2017. line feed character in |title= at position 26 (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  16. "Macky 2 Comes Out Third In BBA Hotshots". Denriosa. Retrieved 1 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  17. "Macky II to get back to work". Lusaka Voice. Retrieved 22 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  18. "Macky 2 unveils cover of new album". Lusaka Times. Retrieved 22 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  19. "Macky 2: Zero to Hero". Tio Zambia.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  20. "Feeling Feeling – Macky 2 Ft. Flavaboy (Official Video)". Lusaka Voice.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>