Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Beginning as just an idea between college friends, the fast rising
Zambian Afropop supergroup -Urban Hype was first conceived during a
casual conversation in a dormitory at Zambia’s Center for Accountancy
Studies between group founders Ajay and a then classmate and eventual
group member PrinceRoy.
But, by the year 2013, Urban Hype had culminated into the
well-rounded musical mix it is known for today. Founder Lweendo Mweemba
otherwise known as Thee Ajay would deliver the hiphop flavor, while
Reuben Sakala also known as Bad Man Shapi brought the dancehall rhythm,
and finally, lead vocalist R&B superstar Fumbani Changaya -AKA F
Jay- sang THROUGH the smooth ZED-vibes –thus the Urban Hype begun.
Shortly after the group coming together, the release of international
hit single Chimbilimbili followed and consequently left Urban Hype at
the top of charts beyond Zambias very own, in both Malawi and Kenya. As a
result, a contract from Kenyan based Music Label Taurus Musik came
almost immediately after.
In Early 2015 they won a ZeeMusic award for Best Group(2014), they
were nominated for a Zambian Music Award under the category Best New
Artist and also a born & bred award for best R&B Video
Between recording for an upcoming debut album all across the African
continent, shooting videos, collaborating with big African names such as
Nigeria’s Sasha P & YemiAlade, South Africa’s HHP and working
alongside names like Zambia’s JK ; Thee Ajay, F Jay and Bad Man Shapi,
work, go to school and get very little sleep.
Faebook: ubern Hype