Born in the land of Zambia life has taken this young phenomenon around the world. A self-declared rolling stone, Chanda has lived in Zambia, Spain and the United States.
Chanda’s journey with music began at a young age with the classic album Doggystyle by Snoop Dogg. Later Chanda would become enthralled with East Coast legends including Nas who would become his favorite MC.
At the callow age of nine, Chanda decided that he could rap too and he began penning his first verses. Many rhyme books later Chanda has now arrived.
Chanda’s time in Spain immersed him further into hip-hop culture teaching him about the elements including breakdancing graffiti and freestyling. It was here in Spain that Chanda first recorded in a professional music studio first performed live shows and first released multiple mixtapes. As part of the Spanish/English bi-lingual duo Uny2, Chanda Mbao learned what it meant to connect with the audience.
Chanda fuses different styles of hip-hop and focuses on using witty punchlines and wordplay to keep his listeners entertained. The next voyage took the teenage Mbao to Miami where he would attend the University of Miami to study Economics and International Studies. With these two majors as well as minors in Mathematics and Foreign Languages the stress of school internships and extra-curricular activities seemed to take Chanda away from music but this hiatus was an important period in helping Chanda formulate the right plan of attack.
In 2013 Chanda brought you ‘Desiderata’ his first full mixtape. Launched on The Music Ninja and covered by DJBooth.net.
The brand new singe and video from Chanda Mbao is ” My Town”.