B Flow real/full name is Brian Mumba Kasoka Bwembya, He was born on November 12, 1986. B Flow is a Zambian Dance hall Artist, Social Justice Advocate, Part Time Radio Presenter,
Peer Educator and Owner of Chant-It-On Music & Media is also the
current Chairperson of the HIV/AIDS and Social Commentary (HASC)
committee of the Zambia Association of Musicians (ZAM).
He is also the global ambassador in the fight against HIV/AIDS for the American organization AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and also the first Zambian artist to launch an album at the US Embassy. The event was proudly powered by the United States government through the embassy. The stage name
B Flow was inspired by numerous praises from people who loved his
‘flow’. 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 ).
Flow was born in Kabwe on 12 November 1986. At the age of 8 he and his
friends played a small band by turning pots and buckets into drums and
guitars) using tins, planks and strings. Among that band B Flow was the
only one who is now a professional musician.
Brian started out as a member of the School Boys’ Scout Club in Grade
1 at Kasanda Malombe Primary School in Kabwe. He left the club shortly
and became a basketball player.
In his 4th Grade, Brian and his mother moved to Serenje with where he
joined the poetry club at Serenje Boma School and participated in
competitions; reciting poems. The following year Brian learned how to
beat the African drum and became a drummer and singer in the school
cultural group. He was also one of the only two male dancers in the
During his 10 Grade at Kabwe High School Brian joined the
Anti-AIDS/Drug Club the same year, where he actively participated in
quiz and singing. In 3rd term of Grade 10, Brian was elected vice
president for the Anti-AIDS/Drug Club because of his dedication to counselling his fellow pupils who used to smoke Marijuana and drink alcohol. Brian mobilized new members and taught the club about HIV and drugs. He was later trained by the Kabwe Adventist Family Health Institute(KAFHI) as a peer educator. His club won a number of quiz & talent competitions(Music, Drama and Poetry) on AIDS & Drug awareness in central province.
After his final year High School B Flow moved to Lusaka to live with
his uncles and enrolled into college. He studied Marketing and Social
Science at the National Institute of Public Administration and University of Zambia.
Whilst in University, B Flow was selected for a Peer Educators’
training, sponsored by the Society For Family Health(SFH) in 2008.
In 2012, B Flow started to use music to continue his peer education and influence social change.
Music and career
Mr Ignatius Chongwe nicknamed as Lawyer Without Boarders [sic]
discovered B Flow’s singing talent after he performed at a talent show
at Sacred Heart Parish in Kabwe in 2004 and the later that year Mr
Chongwe started to sponsor B Flow’s professional music career. 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 where he
was nominated in the Best New Artist Category the album has songs like
Bubblegum Lover, Energizer, Mosikito and the album title track Mpu Mpu
Mpu. 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. He also had the privilege to share the stage with
international artists such as Brick & Lace, Oliver Mtukuzi, P-Square
and Jah Cure.
B Flow is a brand ambassador for two non-governmental organizations
known as AIDS Health Care Foundation(AHF) and USAID-funded SHARe II
he is also the chairman for the HIV/AIDS and Social Commentary(HASC)
team of the Zambia Association of Musicians(ZAM). B Flow is also a part
of the Zambia/Norway(ZedWay) project.
Music and election
During the launch of his fifth album, Dear Mama, B Flow also launched his “Go Out and Vote” campaign phase II with his partner, Young Women in Action.
To deliver the voter education message to the youth ensured that the
targeted voters be ready, willing, and able to participate fully in the
2016 election process in Zambia. The Go Out To Vote project aims at addressing voter apathy
amongst young people in Zambia by encouraging them to register as
voters, verify their details in the voter register and finally go out
and vote during the 2016 elections.