Macky 2

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Macky 2
Born
Mulaza Kaira

(1984-10-10) October 10, 1984 (age 37)
Luanshya, Zambia
Other names
  • MK
  • Dj Bugar
  • Flava Boy
Occupation
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • producer
Notable work
Eden University Ambassador
Spouse(s)
Cheelo Hantiinga Kaira
(m. 2015)
[1]
Children2
RelativesChef 187 (brother)
Musical career
Genres
Years active2007–present
LabelsAlpha Entertainment

Mulaza Kaira (born 10 October 1984), also known by the stage names Macky II, Macky 2, MK Macky 2, DJ Bugar, and Flava Boy, is a Zambian Multi-Award winning hip hop musician, singer, Songwriter 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 Chingola, Zambia and runs the Macky 2 Hope Foundation, which supports orphans and vulnerable children.[5]

Music career[edit]

Kaira began showing an interest in music in his childhood after attending the Catholic church in Ndola.[6]

In 2011 he left home to travel to Lusaka, where he released his album Ndimupondo under the Digital X label with Alpha Entertainment and J-Kayo.[6] Two songs from the album, "I am The President" and "Number 1 Fan", received radio play and were positively received by audiences.[6] Kaira received the Zambia Music Award for Album of the Year in 2013 for his album Legendary.[7][8] In 2014 [9] He was nominated in the Zambia Music Awards, in the categories of Best Mainstream Artist, Best Hip Hop/Rap Album and Best Collaboration.[10][11]

Big Brother Africa 9[edit]

Kaira was a contestant on the ninth season of Big Brother Africa, and some viewers stated that he was "too quiet".[12] He survived in the house for the full length of the show, and 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.[13][14]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Ghetto President (2018)
  • Legendary (2012)[15]
  • Ndimupondo
  • Too Much Influence (2012)
  • Zero to Hero (2013)[16]

Selected songs[edit]

  • "Feeling Feeling" - 2012[17]
  • "Nangu Banchinge" - 2012
  • "Mukulu" - 2012
  • "Without You" - 2012
  • "Too Much Influence" - 2012
  • "Ngani Gelo Wandi" - 2012
  • "Pamaka" - 2012
  • "Why" - 2012
  • "Land Lord" - 2012
  • "Favor
  • "Mami (niuze)" - 2011
  • "Mama Rebecca" - 2015
  • "Mrs me" - 2020
  • "Sancho (Mwabombeni)" - 2021
  • "Early Riser" - 2020
  • "Alabalansa" - 2021

Awards[edit]

  • 2011 Radio 4 song of the year Born n Bred Awards - "Mami (niuze)"[11]
  • 2013 Album of the year Zambian Music Awards - Legendary
  • 2015 Song of the year Zambia Music Awards - "Mama Rebecca"

Personal life[edit]

Mulaza Kaira is married to Cheelo Hantiinga with whom they have a Daughter[1] and a Son.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Macky 2 Plants The "KISS"". Peter Adamu. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  2. ^ Phiri, Julius. "Zambia: Macky 2 Show in Near Confusion". AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  3. ^ Sitenge, Abigail. "Macky 2 explains Hummer purchase". Post Zambia. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Macky2 Official Profile". TVSA. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  5. ^ Sitenge, Abigail; Kashweka, Felix. "News of Sata's death 'breaks' Macky 2". Post Zambia. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "Macky 2: From 'legendary' singer to Big Brother Hotshot contender". Zambia Daily Mail. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  7. ^ "2013 Award Winners". Zambian Music Awards. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  8. ^ "ZAMBIA MUSIC AWARDS – NOMINEES LIST 2012". Lusaka Voice. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Macky 2 brags about his Born and Bred awards". Zibani Zambia.
  10. ^ "Zambia Music Awards 2014". Socialumiere.
  11. ^ a b "Artist of the week : Macky 2". Lusaka Times. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Petersen comes to Macky II's defence". Zambia Daily Mail. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  13. ^ "Macky 2 Comes Out Third In BBA Hotshots". Denriosa. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  14. ^ "Macky II to get back to work". Lusaka Voice. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  15. ^ "Macky 2 unveils cover of new album". Lusaka Times. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  16. ^ "Macky 2: Zero to Hero". Tio Zambia.
  17. ^ "Feeling Feeling – Macky 2 Ft. Flavaboy (Official Video)". Lusaka Voice.