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Oleksii Andriiovych Potapenko better known as Potap (born May 8, 1981 in Kiev, Ukraine) is a Ukrainian singer, composer, and producer. He usually sings with Nastya Kamenskih or with Dyadya Vadya (Дядя Вадя) and UGO. Currently, he is the producer of the "Empire Label".
Official website of Potap & Nastya:
- "Потап и Настя - официальный сайт, организация концертов". potapinastya.com. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
Potap was born into a Ukrainian family. He was formerly part of the hip-hop group Vkhid u Zminnomu Vzutti (Вхід у Змінному Взутті) in 2006. He produced one album entitled "Prosto". He also made three video clips to the songs Shtolnya, Prosto and Super, and a soundtrack to the movie "Shtolnya". During the time he was in VUZV he sang in Ukrainian. Potap now sings alongside Nastya Kamenskih in Russian, and they have released many hits that are popular in Ukraine and Russia. Their musical duet has been a great success since their first song, "Ne Para" (не пара).
In 2014, Potap and Kamenskih were criticized in Ukraine for continuing to attend award ceremonies in Russia, while many Ukrainians believed their country was a victim of Russian aggression. On this they responded: "It's a shame that we have to collect the journalists to tell that we are from Ukraine and love our country!" In 2016 "Potap and Nastya" concerts were disrupted in Ukraine in protest of them continuing to tour in Russia.
In spring 2016 all concerts in Western Ukraine were banned due to local activists. Local governments of all capital cities of Western region (Rivne, Lviv, Lutsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Khmelnytskyj) decided to ban Potap i Nastya concerts because the majority of citizens was against organised events. The same thing happened in other parts of Ukraine.
- Prosto (Просто) (As part of the group VUZV)
- Na drugoy volne ili ano kaneshno potomusho shozh (На другой волне или ано канешно потомушо шож)
- Ne para (Не пара)
- My Bogache (Мы Богаче)
- Kapaet (Капает), a remix of Ugo's song
- Na rayonye (На районе) with Nastya Kamenskih
- Ne para (Не Пара) with Nastya Kamenskih
- V nature (В Натуре) with Nastya Kamenskih
- Ya Pomnyu (Я Помню) with Dyadya Vadya and UGO
- Natasha (Наташа) with Dyadya Vadya and UGO
- Shtolnya (Штольня) as VUZV with XS and New'Z'cool
- Prosto (Просто) as VUZV
- Super (Супер) as VUZV
- Club (Клуб) with New'Z'cool and UGO
- Pochemu Molchish (Почему Молчишь) with Nastya Kamenskih
- Bez Ljubvi (Без любви) with Nastya Kamenskih
- "Potap and Nastya. Vesna Chumachechaya" (in Romanian). Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- Pop lackeys..., Den (5 June 2014)
- (in Russian) Potap and Nastya: It's a shame that we have to gather journalists and tell that we are from Ukraine, Bigmir.net (15 May 2014)
- (in Russian) In Kharkiv, tried to disrupt the concert "Potap and Nastya", SQ News (4 December 2016)
- "У Рівному хочуть заборонити концерт Потапа і Насті, а Хомко сам не проти подивитися на Настю". vse.rv.ua. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
- "Концерт Потапа і Насті у Львові скасували через "активістів" | ТаблоID". tabloid.pravda.com.ua. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
- "Луцька міськрада заборонила концерт Потапа і Насті Каменських". espreso.tv. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
- "Потап і Настя у Франківську не виступатимуть - Останні новини Прикарпаття. Найголовніші події Прикарпаття". zak.depo.ua. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
- "Під хмельницьким “СВ Клубом” димові шашки. Концерт Потапа і Насті скасовано - Новини Хмельницького". ngp-ua.info. Retrieved 26 November 2017.