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Stevo ‘Rap Guru’ Artist Profile

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Stephen Mwale popularly known as Stevo the Rap Guru is one of Zambia’s prolific hiphop male artists. The incumbent is a self-starter with a proven track record of constant improvement and success in both the arts and the business side music. Stevo started music in 2013 and got his first Zambian music award for best male uprising star, which was awarded to him in 2014 after doing a successful reprise/cover of Sarkodie’s Illuminati Song video.

With multiple singles toping local radio charts and the guidance of a strong & famous Zambian record label XYZ entertainment, Stevo as a brand between 2014 & 2016 went from a hood rapstar to a Zambian household name.

ACADEMICS

Whilest doing music, Stevo also pursued some studies (business and public administration degree programmes) from the University of Zambia between this same period. After graduating in 2016, Stevo went completely independent with his music agenda forming his own movement/ uprising music label called Gurunation.


THE RAP GURU
In 2017, Stevo won an another music award at the Zambian CBC tv views Choice Awards as the Best Hip hop Artist for 2017 in the male category, with his popular street anthem called “Push”. During this same period Stevo collaborated with different Zambian brands, artists, companies because of his ghetto appeal.

Below are a few among other brands, institutions, companies familiar with the Stevo brand in Zambia. KNOWN FOR: This 27 year old rapper has shared the same stage with the likes of Cassper Nyovest, Davido and South Africa’s finest female vocalist Shekhinah. Famous for his story telling abilities and top tiere lyricism, Stevo’s four part sequal rap story called “The Situation” still echos in every Zambian street corner from 2015 to  date. The Rap Guru also has a mixtape to his name which he droped in 2017 titled, Ghetto Definition’ Also known for advocating  marginalised groups in society against gender bassed violence, child abuse, corruption, gender inequality, substance abuse, unsafe sex and early marriages.

ALBUM

2019 saw Stevo droping his debute album titled SAVED with a lead single Power ft Chef 187, another Zambian Rap giant featured on Cock-Studio Africa 2019. Saved album is a rap album fused with afro-beats, pure commercial hiphop. The album is dedicated to Stevo’s mother and also the impact music has had on his growth as a person. The master piece is available on Spotify, Deezer, Apple, Tidal, mvesesani.com and many other online music stores for streaming & buying.

The album has 6 high quality international videos to its name all readily available on his newly created youtube channel “Stevo Rap Guru” FOLLOWING: The Zambian Rap guru has a combined social media following of 180,000K as of 13th January, 2020. His agenda is to hit a million by end of 2020.

His instagram handle is @Stevopamtunda, facebook Stevo Rap Guru and on Twitter @Stevogrunation. Kindly follow him and review his works and progress. Stephen Mwale (Stevo Pamtunda/ Rap Guru) is a fully paid up member of the Zambian Music Arts Association and also the Zambian Copyright society. His music/brand is registered and protected by both local, international law. Contacts: Email: gurunationstevo@gmail.com Cell: +260976228933

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